No one can see the future, but it doesn’t take Nostradamus to figure out some of the hot jobs for the next several years. We read about health care and technology all the time.
US News and World Report has been tracking the tops jobs for years and periodically puts out information on top jobs for the future. Here’s a sampling of some of the best careers for the foreseeable future.
Today, there are above 2.7 million registered nurses (RNs) doing job in US. Their task is to take care of patients, give details on prescriptions and methods, and manage medication and patient records. They usually work in hospitals, public health, home care, or alternate care facilities like treatment centers, educational institutes, or businesses. There is also plenty of specialization within the field.
Career Outlook: As per US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), career opportunities are expected to increase by 26% from 2010 to 2020, creating 711,900 more vacancies. According to BLS, the mean income for a registered nurse in May 2010 was $64,690 per year. The highest-paid 10% of RNs earned around $95,130, while the bottom 10% earned about $44,190. By location, the highest-paid jobs are in northern California, San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco.
Software Developers devise, build, analyze, and keep up software. They have various other important tasks including writing software codes, testing the software and managing it once it is active. They do job in a broad variety of organizations in both the public and private areas.
Career Outlook: As per BLS, career opportunities are expected to increase by 27.6% from 2010 to 2020. Around 143,800 employments will be created in that period. The Labor Department reports that software developers earned an average annual income of $87,790 in May 2010. The best-paid 10% of workers made $133,110, while the bottom 10% made $54,360. The best-paid jobs in this profession are available in El Centro, the Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Today, above 274,900 pharmacists are doing job in the US dispensaries, retail pharmacies and hospitals, as well as in mail-order, clinical, or business facilities. A pharmacist advises and guides patients by carefully analyzing their prescriptions and finding the finest procedures to decrease drug-related expenses.
Career Outlook: As per BLS, job opportunities are expected to increase by 25.4% from 2010 to 2020, with the field creating 69,700 more employments. The Labor Department reports that the mean income for a pharmacist was $111,570 per year in 2010. The highest-paid 10% earned around $138,620 annually, while the lowest-paid earned about $82,090 annually. The highest compensated fields are residential mental health or rehabilitation settings and consulting services. The best-paid jobs in this profession can be found in California near the urban regions of Modesto, Santa Cruz-Watsonville, and Napa.
Today, 527,600 medical assistants perform both managerial and medical responsibilities in doctors' offices and bigger health associations. Medical assistants help doctors and nurses in diagnosing and treating patients.
Career Outlook: According to the BLS, job opportunities are expected to increase by 30.9% from 2010 to 2020, with the field creating 162,900 new employments. BLS further states that the average income for a medical assistant was $28,860 per year in 2010. The highest-paid 10% of workers earned around $40,190, while the bottom 10% earned around $20,810. The best-paid jobs can be found in physicians' offices or hospitals. By location, the best-paid jobs can be found in the urban regions near Fairbanks, Alaska, Barnstable Town, and Rochester.
This post was written by Matt Smith. Matt is a staff writer for www.theonlineschools.org, and offers information on accredited online degree programs. Follow Matt on twitter @askforedu