Careers with the Most Potential for 2011 and Beyond
If you're in school and thinking about what to major in, or you're already in the workforce and thinking about changing from your current dead end job into a prosperous future career, ask yourself what market segments or job opportunities have the best potential?
You'll probably be surprised by the results. Of course, we all know there are sure bets such as nursing and teaching, two fields that always have a shortage of workers, but what other careers have potential for future growth and an increase in salary?
U.S. News & World Report considers the science and technology sectors as hot job opps, but only with certain jobs. Just because a job is in the science and technology field doesn't necessarily mean it's growing or a good future prospect. For example, one job with the most potential is a meteorologist -- in other words, the person who offers up our weather everyday. Due to sweeping climate and weather pattern changes, this job is in high demand. Remember, meteorologists aren't just on television, they also work in the fields of the military, agriculture, construction, transportation, and energy production. They work in both the private sector and in government agencies, thus there is a lot of opportunity for a meteorologist.
Some other science and technology fields of growth include "green" jobs such as an environmental science technician, environmental engineering technician or hydrologist. Hot computer jobs include computer software engineering, systems analysts, and network architects.