Do you want to know what jobs will be in most demand the next few years? Here are
the top 10 most needed trades in the world.
10. Personal Financial Advisors – 62,800 new jobs
With members of the baby boom generation reaching retirement age in the next few
years, you can expect them to reach out to experts for advice on where to place
their money for investment. That is where a Personal Financial Advisor will come in.
The position is expected to have a growth rate of 30 percent from its 2008 numbers
to 2018, or an equivalent of 62,800 new jobs. As a personal financial advisor, you
are expected to help people with their taxes, give advice on investments and offer
information on insurance. Hotspots for this position are Connecticut, Delaware and
New York. Median salary of a personal financial advisor is $64,750.
9. Dental Hygienists – 62,900 new jobs
As the population continues to grow, more emphasis is now being placed on
preventative dental care. Better health and nutrition also mean that more old people
are now retaining their teeth. As a dental hygienist, you are expected to work
alongside a dentist in cleaning teeth and assisting during surgeries. Don’t worry, as
you do not need a medical degree for this job. One can actually complete a dental
hygiene program in college in less than four years. Places that need them the most
are Idaho, Michigan and Utah. Expected salary is around $68,250.
8. Civil Engineers – 67,600 new jobs
Civil engineering is one field that will also indirectly benefit from the growth in
population. That is because a high population growth rate means a greater demand
for transportation, city, industrial and other infrastructure development. Who
could oversee those projects but a civil engineer? Job openings for civil engineers
are expected to rise by nearly 25 percent from 2008 to 2018. Places that need it
the most are Alaska, Colorado and Washington. A civil engineer’s median salary is
7. Market Research Analysts – 70,100 new jobs
Globalization has raised the level of competition among corporations that want to
increase the sales and market share of their products and services. To do that,
they would need to engage the services of a market research analyst. As a market
research analyst, you are expected to give the lowdown on the market, including
its demographics and target segment. Demand for this job is expected to increase
by more than 28 percent from 2008 to 2018. Income expected should be around
$60,570. Head to Delaware, the District of Columbia or Massachusetts because
these are the states who would need it the most.
6. Computer Systems Analysts – 108,100 new jobs
Computers and information technology are now integral parts of a business
organization. It helps the company run things faster and smoother. However, a
computer system will not run by itself. Companies need a computer systems analyst
to help not only build but also manage entire networks for file storage, sharing and
communication. The demand for this position is expected to go up by 20 percent.
A high school diploma or certification used to be enough so long as you prove your
proficiency in computers, but a lot more companies now prefer people who have
bachelor’s degrees in the field. Median salary of a computer systems analyst is
around $77,740, with Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia being the places to be.
5. Physicians and Surgeons – 144,100 new jobs
Doctors will always be needed in a society, but the demand is expected to increase
by more than 20 percent until 2018 because of the significant number of physicians
retiring in the next five years. Though it will take a lot of time, money and effort to
become a physician, much more a surgeon, the salary can make up for all of it.
Physicians and surgeons usually earn anywhere around $94,000 to $153,000. New
Mexico, West Virginia and Wyoming are the ones needing it the most.
4. Computer Applications Software Engineers – 175,100 new jobs
As technology further improves and gadgets become more advanced, the demand
for computer applications software engineers also increases, with some estimates
putting the increase at 34 percent. Colorado, Virginia and Washington have the most
jobs per capita for this position, which offers a median income of $94,180.
3. Management Analysts – 178,300 new jobs
Be a consultant to companies by helping them operate more efficiently and
effectively. Demand for management analysts will increase by almost 24 percent, as
firms look to outsiders to provide an objective eye in analyzing their business. Even
government agencies have been turning to these experts who could provide a fresh
and unbiased point of view. Georgia, Massachusetts and New York are the expected
hotspots for this kind of job. A management analyst is expected to make an income
of around $78,160.
2. Accountants and Auditors – 279,400 new jobs
It may be unglamorous, even nerdy, but do you know of any reputable business
organizations that do not make use of an accountant? Come to think of it, even
those that are not reputable and criminal organizations have accountants. There are
already a million of them around, but the demand is expected to increase further by
21.6 percent from 2008 to 2018. With new laws governing finance, tax and corporate
governance, the demand is not expected to slow down. Areas with the most jobs per
capita are Colorado, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Median income level of
accountants and auditors is around $61,690.
1. Registered Nurses – 581,500 new jobs
They are the ones that provide basic medical treatment and long term care to
patients. They also help manage the records of patients. The demand for registered
nurses will increase by 22.2 percent, as the population gets older and more people
start to need nursing care. Advances in health care also mean more problems can
be treated, which in turn means that more patients will require nursing help. States in
most need of registered nurses are Massachusetts, Rhode Island and South Dakota.
Nurses often earn around $64,690 per year.