Nov 232018
 

Kiplinger made a list of “best” and worst career choices for the next generation of workers. They analyzed 785 popular occupations, considering their pay rates, growth potential over the next decade and educational requirements. The 10 most promising jobs focus on fields that are projected to expand greatly over the next decade and currently offer generous paychecks. Meanwhile the 10 worst jobs tend to pay little at present and are expected to shed positions in the future.

Let’s start with the top 10 best jobs. 🙂

  1. App Developer

    Total number of jobs: 798,233
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 21.6% (All jobs: 8.6%)
    Median annual salary: $97,483 (All jobs: $43,233)
    Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

    “Without a bachelor’s degree, you can break into the tech field as a web developer, a role that typically requires just an associate’s degree to get started and pays a median salary of about $60,385 a year. Also, the number of such jobs is expected to grow 26.5% to nearly 214,850 positions by 2026.”

  2. Computer Systems Analyst

    Total number of jobs: 597,812
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 22.0%
    Median annual salary: $85,080
    Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

  3. Nurse Practitioner

    Total number of jobs: 145,331
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 32.3%
    Median annual salary: $98,288
    Typical education: Master’s degree

  4. Physical Therapist

    Total number of jobs: 226,661
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 30.4%
    Median annual salary: $83,501
    Typical education: Doctoral degree

  5. Health Services Manager

    Total number of jobs: 337,863
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 17.4%
    Median annual salary: $93,294
    Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

  6. Physician Assistant

    Total number of jobs: 103,422
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 28.8%
    Median annual salary: $98,869
    Typical education: Master’s degree

  7. Dental Hygienist

    Total number of jobs: 207,223
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 19.0%
    Median annual salary: $73,141
    Typical education: Associate’s degree

  8. Market Research Analyst

    Total number of jobs: 557,031
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 20.9%
    Median annual salary: $61,816
    Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

  9. Personal Financial Adviser

    Total number of jobs: 251,715
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 23.8%
    Median annual salary: $86,780
    Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

  10. Speech Language Pathologist

    Total number of jobs: 142,715
    Projected job growth over 10 years: 21.0%
    Median annual salary: $73,334
    Typical education: Master’s degree

     

And below are the 10 worst jobs.

  1. Textile Machine Worker
  2. Photo Processor
  3. Furniture Finisher
  4. Radio or TV Announcer
  5. Floral Designer
  6. Gaming Cashier
  7. Legislator
  8. Metal and Plastic Machine Operator
  9. Door-to-Door Salesperson
  10. Print Binding and Finishing Worker

 

A little bit of job market research can go a long way especially for people who are looking to start a career. According to this list, the basic premise is to go into either a technology field or the healthcare industry if you want to increase your chances of getting a good paying and secure job. 🙂 And stay away from low skilled positions that could potentially either become obsolete, or be replaced with machines in the next decade or so.

 

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Are you losing interest in blogging or has the rest of your life kept you too busy? You seem to have really slowed down on the amount you post. I keep checking back for something new but it seems to be a long time between posts.