Careers that might be in Demand in the Future?

New Trends in Careers
Knowing the employment opportunities that will present themselves in the future may help you to make the correct career decisions. Needless to say employment opportunities depend on the skills that will be needed within specific sectors, which will in turn be guided by demand for goods and services within the sector. Employers will look not only for people who are highly skilled and well educated in their areas of proficiency but also for those who can learn and adopt other professional skills and work in a "collaboration-based workplace."

With the trend of "offshoring," jobs such as programming, tech support, customer service, content development, etc. are moving to English-speaking, low labor-cost countries such as India and China. So when you are planning your career, acquire skills that are individual-specific. Another option is to be a nurse, carpenter, physician, hair stylist, etc. -- jobs which require your physical presence on location. To counter the "offshoring" of jobs, choose careers that will require your presence and your creativity. Remember that the jobs that will stay onshore are the ones that are complex, have time constraints, need lots of interaction and are too ambiguous to be explained long-distance.  The following resource, Choosing a Career can also be beneficial to the new student or someone looking to make a career change.

Careers in Demand in the Future

The projections of future employment trends given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a definite increase of jobs in the service-providing industries. Total employment in 2016 will be approximately 166.2 million. Out of every 10 jobs created, more than three will be in the healthcare, social assistance, and education sectors. This will include nursing and residential care facilities both in private and public hospitals. Healthcare will account for one of the highest-employment areas, given our aging population and increased life expectancy.

Careers in Demand in the Future

Also in demand will be jobs in childcare services, scientific fields and technical services such as computer systems design etc. The information sector will grow by leaps and bounds, with an estimated 6.9 percent growth by 2016. This will include tremendous potential for careers in software, broadcasting, wireless telecommunication, internet publishing, newspapers, and more. Careers in the recreational sector will be in demand as people have more leisure time, income, and awareness.

If you are planning a career in finance and insurance, you will be in great demand, as this sector will have an estimated 13.2 percent growth in employment by 2016. Transportation and warehousing will see a 6 percent growth in employment, as manufacturers will try to concentrate on their core activity and outsource transportation and storage functions. To learn more check out the following sites:


So when you plan your career take into consideration these trends of future demand. Security and financial service representatives, Internet marketing specialists, business development managers, MARCOM specialists, adult education instructors, creative artists, content creators, technical writers, artists, newspaper reporters, emergency medical technicians, trained nurses, therapists, dentists, technicians and radiologists, web specialists, Java programmers, IT managers, computer engineers, social workers, tax and estate attorneys, child care assistants, and occupational therapists will be in great demand.

For most of these careers you will need a postsecondary education or training at a significant level, usually an associate degree or higher.

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