Do you want to know what jobs will be in most demand the next few years? Here arethe 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 fewyears, you can expect them to reach out to experts for advice on where to placetheir 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 numbersto 2018, or an equivalent of 62,800 new jobs. As a personal financial advisor, youare expected to help people with their taxes, give advice on investments and offerinformation on insurance. Hotspots for this position are Connecticut, Delaware andNew 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 onpreventative dental care. Better health and nutrition also mean that more old peopleare now retaining their teeth. As a dental hygienist, you are expected to workalongside a dentist in cleaning teeth and assisting during surgeries. Don’t worry, asyou do not need a medical degree for this job. One can actually complete a dentalhygiene program in college in less than four years. Places that need them the mostare 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 inpopulation. That is because a high population growth rate means a greater demandfor transportation, city, industrial and other infrastructure development. Whocould oversee those projects but a civil engineer? Job openings for civil engineersare expected to rise by nearly 25 percent from 2008 to 2018. Places that need itthe most are Alaska, Colorado and Washington. A civil engineer’s median salary isapproximately $77,650.
7 Market Research Analysts – 70,100 new jobs
Globalization has raised the level of competition among corporations that want toincrease 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 marketresearch analyst, you are expected to give the lowdown on the market, includingits demographics and target segment. Demand for this job is expected to increaseby more than 28 percent from 2008 to 2018. Income expected should be around$60,570. Head to Delaware, the District of Columbia or Massachusetts becausethese 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 businessorganization. It helps the company run things faster and smoother. However, acomputer system will not run by itself. Companies need a computer systems analystto help not only build but also manage entire networks for file storage, sharing andcommunication. 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 yourproficiency in computers, but a lot more companies now prefer people who havebachelor’s degrees in the field. Median salary of a computer systems analyst isaround $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 increaseby more than 20 percent until 2018 because of the significant number of physiciansretiring in the next five years. Though it will take a lot of time, money and effort tobecome 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. NewMexico, 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 demandfor computer applications software engineers also increases, with some estimatesputting the increase at 34 percent. Colorado, Virginia and Washington have the mostjobs 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 andeffectively. Demand for management analysts will increase by almost 24 percent, asfirms look to outsiders to provide an objective eye in analyzing their business. Evengovernment agencies have been turning to these experts who could provide a freshand unbiased point of view. Georgia, Massachusetts and New York are the expectedhotspots for this kind of job. A management analyst is expected to make an incomeof around $78,160.
2 Accountants and Auditors – 279,400 new jobs
It may be unglamorous, even nerdy, but do you know of any reputable businessorganizations that do not make use of an accountant? Come to think of it, eventhose that are not reputable and criminal organizations have accountants. There arealready a million of them around, but the demand is expected to increase further by21.6 percent from 2008 to 2018. With new laws governing finance, tax and corporategovernance, the demand is not expected to slow down. Areas with the most jobs percapita are Colorado, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Median income level ofaccountants 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 topatients. They also help manage the records of patients. The demand for registerednurses will increase by 22.2 percent, as the population gets older and more peoplestart to need nursing care. Advances in health care also mean more problems canbe treated, which in turn means that more patients will require nursing help. States inmost need of registered nurses are Massachusetts, Rhode Island and South Dakota.Nurses often earn around $64,690 per year.