While the bulk of high growth jobs lie in harnessing new technology, some traditional jobs are also poised to retain their high demand and remain best careers for the future.
Accounting and Actuarial: Jobs in actuaries have an expected growth rate of 20 percent and jobs for certified public accountants have an expected growth rate of 21 percent. With companies doing away with pension plans, the scope for financial planners and advisers to help employees plan their retirement also increase, and have an expected 41 percent growth rate.
Marketing: The spread of technology and increased competition on a global scale retains the demand for high-level strategic marketing jobs, especially those with exposure to international business.
Education: The U.S. Department of Education estimates a teacher population of about 3.2 million teachers in 95,000 schools, with more than a third of them set to retire in the next decade. This major demographic shift places teaching jobs in much demand in the years ahead. Employment opportunities for college teachers have an expected growth rate of 23 percent, and opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school teachers have estimated grow rates of 18 percent.
Among traditional blue-collar jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics places truck drivers as the fastest growing job, with a 13 percent increase in employment in this sector by 2018. This is owing to the increased importance of delivery systems resultant from globalization and outsourcing.