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Wondering what job will be in demand in the next 10 years?
Well, there are many remarkable careers that can give you the financial stability and peace of mind you’re looking for.
Let’s take a look at 10 high-paying jobs that are poised for serious growth over the next decade.
Median salary in 2020: $111,030
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 18% (much faster than average)
Actuaries typically work for insurance companies and are responsible for evaluating risk. Actuaries use math and data to determine whether their employer should issue a policy to a potential customer—whether that’s an individual or a business—and, if they determine a policy should be issued, what the premium should be. Actuaries make evaluations regarding health, life, homeowners, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation insurance, as well as retirement benefits and other investments
Median salary in 2020: $98,230
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 31% (much faster than average)
Data scientists create the frameworks that allow companies to collect, organize, and analyze data — and then leverage that data to make better decisions for their business.
Data science is a highly technical, data-heavy role — and, as such, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, statistics, math, engineering, or a related field is typically a job requirement (and many companies prefer their data scientists hold an advanced degree).
Median salary in 2020: $151,150
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 10% (much faster than average)
Information systems managers are responsible for designing and, yes, managing the information systems within an organization. They are typically tasked with evaluating a company’s current technology, staying up-to-date on available upgrades and best practices, developing an information systems strategy or plan, making recommendations on everything from hardware to software to security, and overseeing a team to implement their plans and recommendations.
Median salary in 2020: $134,180
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 15% (much faster than average)
As the title implies financial managers are responsible for managing an organization’s finances. Financial managers may be employed directly by a company or they may work for a consulting firm, where they tackle financial management for the firm’s clients.
Depending on the company or client’s needs, a financial manager may be responsible for a variety of finance-related tasks, including identifying financial weaknesses or risks; developing solutions to eliminate those weaknesses or risks; performing financial research; creating financial projections and reports; preparing financial statements; setting financial goals; providing suggestions for how the company or client can hit those financial goals; and suggesting ways to reduce costs, increase profits, or expand into new markets.
Median salary in 2020: $75,330
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 7% (faster than average)
Did you know that RNs account for the largest number of healthcare workers?
As an RN, you’ll be expected to provide patient care, health education, and emotional support for patients and families.
To become a registered nurse, you’ll need a relevant degree or diploma. And most importantly, you’ll need to become licensed.
It’s no secret that this is a very demanding job. But RNs do get paid well and no one’s ever going to mistake it for a boring desk job.
Median Salary: $103,560
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 24% (faster than average)
Solving problems is the main focal point of software development.
Finding ways to automate tasks and improve human interaction with technology, will be part of your daily duties.
While having a relevant degree can help you, it’s not a requirement.
There are many successful software developers earning a comfortable living without degrees. If you want to be like them, you’ll need to invest in a course and become certified (if necessary), to prove you have the required skills.
Median Salary: $220,000
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 13% (faster than average)
Imagine getting paid almost a quarter of a million dollars to poke people and use cold metal objects to listen to their bodies.
How many other jobs would pay you to do that?
Unless you get paid to torture humans, the only way to legally do that is to become a doctor of some kind.
You already know the deal here…
You’ll have to spend almost a decade of your life getting all the expensive qualifications, experience, and necessary skills.
Median salary in 2020: $141,490
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 6% (faster than average)
Marketing Managers are responsible for getting the word out about a product, service, event, brand, etc. — and convincing customers that it’s worth purchasing, attending, following, etc.
Some marketing managers are generalists while others specialize in one type of marketing (such as content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, e-commerce, or search engine optimization and marketing).
Median salary in 2020: $118,430
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 9% (much faster than average)
Public relations managers (PR) work to shape the way a person, company, or product is perceived by the public, whether that’s building buzz around a new product launch, getting press coverage for a new book, or building positive brand sentiment for a corporation.
PR managers accomplish these goals using several strategies, including building and maintaining media relationships, writing press releases, and running “damage control” to minimize the impact of negative press
Median salary in 2020: $110,300
Projected growth rate between 2019 and 2029: 18% (much faster than average)
This profession is all about helping people see better, but you already knew that.
As an optometrist you’ll examine a patient’s eyes or other parts of their visual system, to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases.
You can easily make $100,000 a year as an optometrist.
But to do that, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree, a doctoral degree, and licensing.
When choosing a career for the future, you should consider the long-term outlook for a job and its industry. It’ll save you time and money from pursuing a dying (or obsolete) occupation.
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