What will be the jobs of the future?
Predicting the jobs or skills that will be in demand years from now is a tricky task for many teens, young adults and their parents. Luckily, there are rich sources of information on the Web, in books and in most people’s communities. The challenge is to sift through them all.
This Wall Street Journal special report looks at various sources predicting future job growth information. The richest source of job-growth information is the Labor Department’s 10-year forecast for demand, pay and competition for more than 300 jobs in 45 categories
The Jobs Of The Future Occupations with the largest percentage growth expected through 2018:
Biomedical engineers = 72%
Network systems analysts = 53%
Home health aides = 50%
Personal and home-care aides = 46%
Financial examiners = 41%
Medical scientists = 40%
Physician assistants = 39%
Skin-care specialists = 38%
Biochemists and biophysicists = 72%
Athletic trainers = 37%