Jobs of the Future that will Pay High
Due to the ongoing technological revolution, it is perfectly normal that many changes are going to happen to existing professions. In the past couple of years, job positions that are related to IT, marketing, and social media have become more popular, and these stand among the better-paid options on the job market. With this in mind, we decided to do some research to determine what to expect in the next 10 years when it comes to the most profitable occupations. We took various factors into consideration, including employment potential and how attractive that position truly is. We can tell you that tech and medical-related professions have made the list, but what are some others?
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Software developers, quality testers, and their assistants are looking at the best pay in the upcoming years. To assume this position, you need a bachelor’s degree, apart from knowledge and previous experience. According to certain predictions, there will be more than 300,000 new positions in this field in the upcoming 10 years. As for the salary, it is set to $110,000 on average, which we have to agree is quite great.
In second place comes registered nurses. While this may be a surprise, there is a lack of people working in this position. On the other hand, the healthcare system is quite overwhelmed, which is the main reason why we are expecting that above 200,000 new job positions for registered nurses will be opened. Much like with software developers, you need a bachelor’s degree. As for the pay, it is set at $70,000, which is quite satisfactory.
With an annual salary of just above $100,000, you would enjoy working as a general manager or an operations manager. Once again, you will need a bachelor’s degree in the designated field, but with the fact that there will be more than 150,000 job positions opened in the next 10 years, achieving this position should be quite possible. The best thing about this job is that it is quite dynamic, and should keep you focused and interested constantly.
One of the most attractive job positions on the market is financial manager. Having this occupation can earn you quite a good annual salary, as the average is set at $130,000. This is even more than what software developers are earning. With more than 200,000 job positions predicted to open in the next 10 years, we think that you should give it a go if you are interested in economics and managing. Again, you will need at least a bachelor’s degree.
Medical/Health Services Manager
When it comes to projected job positions in this field, numerous experts assume that there will be more than 133,000 opened by the year 2029. Once again, to assume the position of a health service manager, you need to have a bachelor’s degree and some previous working experience under your belt. However, for an annual salary of $100,000, we are sure that acquiring this will be worth it. Most importantly, working as a health service manager is incredibly rewarding from an emotional perspective.
In the position of nurse practitioner, you will be earning more than a health service manager. From what is projected, there will be more than 120,000 job positions opened for nurse practitioners in the next 10 years. That, along with the fact that the annual salary is close to $110,000, makes it quite an attractive job. Keep in mind that for assuming this position, you will need to have a master’s degree.
Market Research Analyst/Specialists
As we have mentioned at the beginning of this article, one of the most popular job positions is a marketing analyst and specialist. Earning around $65,000 per year with a bachelor’s degree, this is also one of the most dynamic professions around. Whether you assume this position at an international company or work for a local firm, you should know that the services you provide are of utmost importance for the success of their business.
Computer/Information System Managers
Out of the few jobs that we have listed so far, this one is the best paid. Working as an information service manager, you will be able to earn up to $150,000 per year, which is quite impressive. There won’t be as many positions opened for this occupation (predicted 50,000 for the next 10 years), but with a bachelor’s degree and enough knowledge/previous experience, you should have an easy time getting in.
Business Operations Specialist
Talking about specialists and managers, if you are working for a big business at this position, you should be expecting a salary that is anywhere between $70,000 and $80,000. For this, you will need to have a bachelor’s degree. Keep in mind that markets predict there will be more than 80,000 positions opened in this field, which may not be as many as for software developers, but the number is still quite high.
Postsecondary Health Specialty Teacher
When it comes to the positions that will be opening in the next 10 years, there are just around 50,000 predicted for this occupation. If you become a postsecondary teacher, you can expect good pay that will be set at around $100,000 annually. Keep in mind that you will need to have a Ph.D. or a professional degree, as teaching others in a health specialty is incredibly demanding.
Working as an accountant or an auditor with a bachelor’s degree is considered to be among the most attractive job occupations on the market. In the next 10 years, it is predicted that there will be more than 60,000 positions opened, and the expected average salary is set to $70,000. You will need to have a bachelor’s degree and some previous knowledge/experience in this field.
Much like a nurse practitioner, you will need to have a master’s or doctorate degree for this position. The average annual salary is around $90,000. In the next couple of years, it is supposed that more than 40,000 positions will be opened. As this job carries huge responsibility and requires expert knowledge, a high level of pay such as this is more than justified.
Attorney at Law
With a master’s or doctorate degree, you could be earning $122,000 on an annual basis working as an attorney at law. We all need a good lawyer, and that is one of the main reasons why this position is so popular. Yes, it takes a lot of emotional investment, but working as an attorney at law can be incredibly rewarding from that perspective.
No matter what state you are living in, you have probably found that structures are being built all the time. With this in mind, working as a construction manager is an occupation that will become even more popular in the upcoming years. Thus, it doesn’t come as a surprise that their average salary is set at around $90,000. According to certain predictions, there should be above 40,000 new job positions opening in this field.
Talking about the highest paid jobs in the future, working as an ophthalmologist can earn you up to $200,000 on an annual basis. From what is predicted, there will be around 20,000 positions opened for ophthalmologists in the next 10 years. Again, you will need to have a doctorate degree.
Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counselor
One of the most demanding and responsible jobs out there has to be a mental health counselor/specialist. Working at this position, you are directed to help those with mental health issues, as well as addicts and people with substance abuse problems. With this in mind, an annual pay of $50,000 is more than deserved. As expected, this job is becoming more popular, and there will be above 80,000 positions opened in the next 10 years.
If you have a high school diploma or equivalent, then working as a sales representative is just the perfect position for you. The median salary for this is around $55,000, while the number of potential positions that will be opened in the next 10 years is set to around 60,000. The best thing about it is that it involves a dynamic workspace and working with people. If that is what you are after, give it a go.
Another job position that you can assume with a high school diploma or equivalent is an electrician. The median salary is similar to a sales representative at around $60,000. There will be more than 50,000 positions in this field in the upcoming years. Yes, you need relevant knowledge and training for this position, but if you are skilled enough, it is one of the best occupations to assume.
As a language pathologist, you can expect to earn about $80,000 on a yearly basis, which is quite great. To assume this position, you will need a master’s degree and have a lot of patience. According to the market predictions for the highest-paying jobs, there will be around 40,000 positions opened in the next 10 years.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Talking about the medical occupations again, one of the most common and attractive is that of a licensed practical nurse, which earns around $50,000 per year. For this position, you will need a postsecondary degree. In the next 10 years, there will be around 70,000 positions opened in this field. If you are looking to become a licensed practical nurse, you should go for it!
Elementary School Teacher
If you enjoy working with children, then assuming the position of an elementary school teacher is certainly right for you. The median salary is set at $60,000. The demand is also quite high, with more than 50,000 positions being opened in the near future. For this job, you will need to have a relevant bachelor’s degree.
Another job for which you need a Bachelor’s degree is the human resource specialist. This position has become extremely popular over the course of the past few years, as both international companies and smaller firms have started hiring HR specialists. From what is assumed, there will be more than 50,000 new positions available in the upcoming 10 years, with a median salary of $60,000.
Computer User Specialist
One position that you probably didn’t expect to see is computer user specialist. For this occupation, you don’t need to have a degree, but you do need to attend some college. With more than 40,000 positions open in this field and an average annual salary of about $50,000, it is certainly a job that many would like.
Looking at the market, one of the most sought-for job positions is industrial engineer. It doesn’t come as a surprise that assuming this position will allow you to have a hefty salary of about $90,000 on an annual basis. However, you should consider that it is quite a demanding job and that you also hold a lot of responsibility for how efficient a certain product will be. There will be around 30,000 positions opened in the upcoming 10 years!