Best Careers for the Future In-demand Today & for the Next Decade

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Making a career choice when you are undecided can be frustrating. Choose a career that is & will be needed in the future

Over the past year, the Covid-19 has had a major effect on employment and the Companies. Some companies are giving the most priority to the specific careers which will be most valuable for the future. Tech careers, Medical careers, and careers based on data will make the future bloom.

We have analysed the best 25 most in-demand jobs.

So, let’s move!

List of 25 Best Careers For The Future

25. Technical Writer

The Technical Writer is on rising due to the high growth in the high-tech industries and electronic industries. Most of the companies now hiring Technical Writers to create understandably, well-organized content for the user base.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree

Median Earnings: $57,282

24. Auditor

Nowadays Auditors are high in demand. Financial Department is the most important part of an industry. That is why most of the companies are seeking auditors for providing the financial statement. In the next 10 years, auditors will be high in demand.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Median Earnings: $64,657

23. Physical Therapist

Most people tired of being weak muscles and bones. So, they need a Physical Therapist to reduce their problem. Physical Therapists help people to improve respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. So, they are going to be high in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 71,800 new Physical Therapists (PT) jobs would be created by 2024.

Median Earnings: $66,685

22. Financial Manager

The employment of financial managers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, growth will vary by industry.

Services provided by financial managers, such as planning, directing, and coordinating investments, are likely to stay in demand as the economy grows. In addition, several specialties within financial management, particularly cash management and risk management, are expected to be in high demand over the next decade.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business administration, mathematics, or business management.

Median Earnings: $66,714

21. Data Analyst

Data analyst is one of the most in-demand job titles, and you’ll find that skilled data professionals can work in almost any industry, across a wide range of organizations. As such, becoming a qualified data analyst will open the door to a highly varied and rewarding career path.

Data analysts work across a wide range of sectors, including finance, marketing, insurance, media, IT technology, and healthcare, etc.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in math and computer science.

Median Earnings: $67,377

20. VFX Artist

In the future, the Visual Effects companies are predicting that there will be a huge market that will increase demand for highly skilled VFX Artist. It is a skill-based or talent-based job. It is not a degree-based job like regular careers.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in visual design, animation, or art.

Median Earnings: $69,168

19. Teacher ( Elementary School/ Secondary)

Teaching positions in pre, elementary, and secondary schools are expected to increase at an average rate in the future. However, demand will be greatest for teachers with expertise in science, math, and bilingual education.

The annual employment change for all teachers combined is around 5% annually in the years 2018-2028. Postsecondary Teachers are expected to see the fastest growth, 11% in the years 2018-2028. Employment change for preschool teachers is expected to be around 7% which is slightly faster than the average. Employment growth for Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, and Special Education Teachers are expected to be around 3-4%.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

Median Earnings: $61,730

18. Accountant

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the accounting and auditing field will grow at a 6% rate between 2018 and 2028, which is just about in line with the average across all occupations. This is expected to result in 90,700 new accountant and auditor positions, for a total of 1.5 million jobs across the nation toward the end of the decade.

In 2012, the median salary for accountants and auditors was $63,550, according to the BLS. However, in just a few years, median annual earnings have jumped up to $71,550 as of May 2019. This uptick signals that the future of the accounting profession involves competitive salaries and increasingly high levels of compensation.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate Degree in Finance and Economics.

Median Earnings: $71,550

17. Registered Nurse

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses is expected to increase by a remarkable 16 percent between 2014 and 2024. Additionally, as baby boomers retire, more nursing positions will become available, including leadership roles and vital positions in the administration.

As more hospitals make a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) an entry-level requirement, the healthcare field will see an increase in nurses earning their BSN and nurses pursuing advanced degrees such as Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to stay competitive in the job market.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Median Earnings: $71,730

16. Web Developer

The Web Developer bears the responsibility for the coding, design, and layout of the website according to the company’s specifications. A website is more important than anything for every business when it comes to reaching clients online. Every business knows today the need to have a website and is trying to design and create the best website to take its products or services online.

Web developers and designers bring their technical skills and experience to the creation and production of exclusive websites capable of attracting the crowd. They are striving to create more reliable sites through all-new frameworks, tools, and advancements.

Job prospects for web developers should continue to be favorable through to 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 148,500 positions in 2014. This figure should grow by 27% by 2024 to about 188,000 positions. This growth rate is higher than other computer occupations, which is 12%.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree.

Median Earnings: $73,760

15. Robotic Engineer

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) puts robotics engineers in its category for mechanical engineers. The organization’s projections show 9% job market growth from 2016 through 2026, which is as fast as average. The BLS expects the addition of 25,300 jobs over the forecast period.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject.

Median Earnings: $76,878 – $136,127

14. Operation Research Analyst

Operations research analysts are high-level problem-solvers who use advanced techniques, such as optimization, data mining, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling, to develop solutions that help businesses and organizations operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Operations Research Analysts made a median salary of $84,810 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $112,680 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $62,780.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree.

Median Earnings: $84,810

13. Financial Analyst

In the financial services industry, one of the most coveted careers is that of the analyst. The main role of a financial analyst is to pore over data to identify opportunities or evaluate outcomes for business decisions or investment recommendations. Financial analysts can work in both junior and senior capacities within a firm, and it is a niche that often leads to other career opportunities.

The employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, business administration.

Median Earnings: $85,660

12. Financial Advisor

Financial advisers provide clients with specialist advice on how to manage their money. The role involves researching the marketplace and recommending the most appropriate products and services available, ensuring that clients are aware of products that best meet their needs, and then securing a sale.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of financial analysts and personal financial advisors is expected to increase 7% between 2018 and 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

Median Earnings: $87,850

11. Information Technology Manager

Computer and information systems managers, or information technology managers, are the guides who help organizations navigate the always-changing labyrinth that is modern technology. These all-important employees deliver short- and long-term visions for the company’s technology needs and goals.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers (also called IT managers*) earn an average salary of $156,390 per year ($75.19 per hour).

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Median Earnings: $88,575

10. Statistician

A statistician collects numerical data to solve real-world problems. These analytical wizards use mathematical and statistical techniques to help businesses, hospitals, research firms, and government agencies deeply analyze data, identify user trends, and make smart decisions.

The statistician is listed among the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing careers in 2018 and it’s predicted to grow 33 percent by 2026. During that same period, jobs are only expected to grow by 7.4 percent.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree.

Median Earnings: $91,160

9. Industrial Engineer

Industrial engineers analyze and evaluate methods of production and point out ways to improve them. They decide how a company should allocate its limited tangible resources (equipment and labor) within the framework of existing physical constraints (physical plant). Each company that hires an industrial engineer, either as a consultant or as an internal manager, has its own specific limitations. An industrial engineer must quickly become an expert not only in the manufacturing and production processes of the industry, but also in the specific culture, problems, and challenges that the company faces.

The employment of industrial engineers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Firms in a variety of industries will continue to seek new ways to contain costs and improve efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering, logistics, or business management.

Median Earnings: $92,660

8. Database Administrator

In recent years, both new technologies and new business practices have changed what the Database Administrator role means and started to shape how the role may evolve, or recede in the future. These changes offer exciting opportunities for DBAs, and the future looks great for data professionals overall. This post discusses the factors influencing the DBA role, how they may be affecting DBA numbers, and suggests some positive countermoves that DBAs might choose to make in response.

According to the BLS numbers, DBA employment at cloud service providers will grow by 26 percent in the decade ending in 2024.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in computer science.

Median Earnings: $93,750

7. Construction Manager

The employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Construction managers are expected to be needed as overall construction activity expands. Over the coming decade, population and business growth will result in the construction of new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other structures. Also, the need to improve portions of the national infrastructure may spur employment growth as roads, bridges, and sewer pipe systems are upgraded or replaced.

Job opportunities for construction managers are expected to be good. Specifically, job seekers with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job prospects.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science.

Median Earnings: $95,260

6. Information Security Analyst

One of the entry-level jobs that many people land, information security analyst, is practically guaranteed to keep you employed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranks it No. 16 out of the fastest-growing occupations across all industries.

The salary, employment rate and job growth propelled infosec analyst to the spot of second-best technology job of 2018, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Based on salary, the BLS projects that demand for infosec analysts will grow 28 percent in a 10-year span through 2026. Compare that to the 7 percent average job growth for all careers and it’s starting to sound better and better.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Median Earnings: $99,730

5. Software Developer

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2016 and 2026, the number of software engineers is expected to grow at a rate of 24% – much faster than any other occupation in the country. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for software developers is projected to grow by 22% by 2029. Developers will need to continue to learn new programming languages and keep up with the latest tech trends to remain on the cutting edge.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in computer science.

Median Earnings: $107,510

4. Cyber Security Manager

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Information Security Analyst’s Outlook, cybersecurity jobs are among the fastest-growing career areas nationally. The BLS predicts cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% through 2029, over seven times faster than the national average job growth of 4%.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, engineering.

Median Earnings: $125,000 – $215,000

3. Computer & Information Scientist

The computer science field includes a wide array of interesting and diverse occupations — from software developers to database administrators to web developers. In addition to the more traditional opportunities within the field, another expanding area is the world of artificial intelligence. This is the next big frontier for computer scientists who will be developing computers “that simulate learning and reasoning ability.” Cybersecurity is another rapidly developing area where computer science professionals are in great demand to protect businesses, government, and individuals from the growing threat of cybercrime.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the computer and information technology field is expected to grow by 13 percent from 2016-2026 — faster than the average growth rate of all occupations. By 2026, another 557,100 jobs are expected to be added within the field.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Median Earnings: $122,840

2. Marketing Manager

The shortage of cutting-edge marketing talent has never been higher, and the demand for high-caliber marketers will continue growing in 2020.

Overall employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Advertising, promotional, and marketing campaigns are expected to continue to be essential as organizations seek to maintain and expand their market share.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Sales.

Median Earnings: $136, 850

1. Data Scientist

By extrapolating and sharing these insights, data scientists help organizations to solve vexing problems. Combining computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics, and math skills—along with sound business sense-data scientists uncover the answers to major questions that help organizations make objective decisions.

For four years in a row, a data scientist has been named the number one job in the U.S. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for data science skills will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field through 2026.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Statistics.

Median Earnings: $184,000

Some of the information we have used is about where we think the demand for jobs will be in the future – the level of employment in a particular occupation.

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