Choosing an occupation is probably one of the more difficult aspects of going off to college. Will you be able to find a job? Does it pay a living wage? Will the field be obsolete in 10 years? Well, Kiplinger is hoping to put some of those worries to rest with the newest lists of the best and worst jobs for the future.
Whether you’re a college graduate or have a high school diploma, there’s a promising career for you in the future – if you want it.
Not surprisingly one of the best jobs for the future happens to be an information security analyst. Thanks in part to the increasing number of hacks happening across the nation, the position is fast-growing and in demand. For the price of a bachelor’s degree consumers can earn an average of between $67,000 and $113,000.
If college wasn’t for you, don’t worry, one of the most in-demand jobs requires only a high school diploma: With an annual salary of $35,000 to $62,000 and the housing market expanding there are plenty of opportunities available for Brickmasons.
Not interested in those careers? Other jobs with promising futures include dental hygienists, market research analysts and app developers.
While the future looks bright for many careers, others are saddled with below-average pay and high stress levels. That might be enough to reconsider your future in the field.
In a sign that robots are taking over, a career as an electronic equipment assembler is in fast decline. With an average salary of $22,000 to $37,000 the 10-year growth projection is negative 6.8%.
With automated check-in kiosks littering airports across the country, it might not be shocking that a high-stress career as a ticket agent is no longer appealing. The position is expected to decline by 14% in the next 10 years.
Other careers you might be better off avoiding? Reporters, couriers and data entry clerks.