10 Best Jobs for the Future

Posted September 19, 2014 by
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Are you wondering what positions are going to be in demand moving forward.  As you are considering what kind of employment you want, check out 10 of the best jobs in the future according to Kiplinger in the following post.

· Brickmason—with the housing market expanding, a growing number of brickmasons will find plenty of opportunities. Kiplinger expects construction to begin on 1.07 million new homes in 2014, up 15% from 2013 and the ten-year growth projection for the occupation is 35.5%. The work can be physically demanding, but overall, it comes with one of the lowest stress levels of all the jobs on the list.

· Civil Engineer—civil engineers, who design and supervise large construction projects, including airports, bridges and roads, will have a growing number of work opportunities as infrastructure continues to age and crumble (ten-year growth projection: 19.7%). The expanding US population will also boost demand for these workers and their skill with the need to maintain and create new water systems, waste treatment plants and other projects.

· Personal Financial Advisor—As Americans age and pensions become a thing of the past, the value of good investment advice will only grow. Personal financial advisors have the second-highest earnings potential on this list (average annual salary $49,410-$124,680). A bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, accounting or a similar field would best prepare you for dealing with money matters.

· Physical Therapist—Aging baby-boomers are a boon for those working in physical therapy. With ongoing advances in medicine, more people will survive traumas such as heart attacks and strokes and need rehabilitative services. Demand for occupational therapists is also expected to grow, at a clip of 29%.

· Health Specialties Professor—about a dozen of our top 50 jobs are in the health sector. Advancing technology, greater focus on preventive care and an aging population will mean a growing number of patients requiring healthcare—in hospitals, doctors’ offices, long-term-care facilities and even private homes, and someone has to train those people. Colleges and universities are likely to hire more adjunct and part-time professors.

· Management Consultant—also known as management analysts, these pros help firms increase efficiency, lower costs and boost profits. The field has a ten-year growth projection of 18.6%. And unsurprisingly, management consultants are adept at being their own bosses: 21.4% of them are self-employed.

· Dental Hygienist—in addition to growing demand for dental hygienists, the numbers of dentists and dental assistants are also expected to increase—by 16.3% and 24.5%, respectively. The median salary for a dental hygienist is more than double that of an assistant and has a ten-year growth projection of 33.3%.

· Information Security Analyst—increasing digital dangers are pushing Uncle Sam, state and local governments, and companies of all stripes to better protect their technology and beef up information security. These analysts boast the second-highest median income of all our best jobs: $88,590 a year.

· Market Research Analyst—also benefitting from an increasingly competitive business landscape are market research analysts, who help companies connect with their customers and develop effective marketing strategies. With a ten-year growth projection of 31.6%, a master’s degree can help you secure a top position.

· App Developer—the proliferation of mobile technology requires the development of new applications and is driving the addition of 139,900 new positions by 2022. App developers also enjoy the highest median income on our list, earning $92,660 a year.

For more information on this story, go to http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T012-S001-best-jobs-for-the-future/index.html?si=1.

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