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    As Time Goes By: A List of the Top Future Jobs in High Demand

    Knowing what career you’re going to pursue can often be difficult, particularly when certain careers are in higher demand than others, and with the job market constantly changing. You don’t want to invest time and money into your education to find that there aren’t any jobs available for you when you’ve finished. Therefore, you need to equip yourself with the necessary skills that will be in high demand when you finish your course.

    Here are just some of the career fields and roles that are set to be in demand for the next few years (at least):

    Java Developers

    As the Internet continues to grow and dominate, there is an on-going demand for web developers, with java developers being one of the most sought after types. Undertaking the right course will equip you with the knowledge that will help you to develop programs for a variety of things, including mobile devices, mainframes and websites. Making the decision to enter into this career could prove to be very rewarding as many businesses within a variety of industries are looking online for their future company growth.

    The Technology Sector

    This sector, in particular, is becoming increasingly dominant, with information technology being the number one field where job growth is expected to be in the next decade. There are a number of roles that are likely to benefit from the growth of this industry.

    The amount of jobs available for system engineers is expected to grow by 45% over the next 10 years, with the average salary available being $87,100. A BA in engineering will be required to pursue this career. Then there are the software architects who are storing and analyzing data. These have been deemed to have the best job in the U.S. as they have seen a 34% rise in the number of jobs available with $119,000 being the average salary.

    And it isn’t just engineering based roles that are experiencing growth in the IT sector as $60,000+ is the average salary for entry-level information technology analysts. A 30% rise in job growth is expected over the next ten years and it offers great career progression with top-level IT analysts bringing home an average of $82,600.

    Over in the UK we are seeing similar growth scales with the average senior software engineer salary coming in at £63,192 and usually offered with target bonuses and profit sharing.

    Information Security Analyst

    Another specific role in the IT sector that is in increasing demand is the Information Security Analyst. Thanks to the continued rise in technology, these types of roles are becoming even more popular and boast a rewarding salary. Once trained in all of the areas (visit Simplilearn for details) an Information Security Analyst will put all of the necessary security measures in place to protect organizations from a number of threats, including cyber-attacks. In order to keep all of a company’s important data secure, you’d be responsible for exposing any potential weaknesses, managing the software and monitoring all of their systems and networks. A highly rewarding career indeed!

    Financial Services

    If you love numbers, a career in the financial services industry could be for you. There are a number of roles in this sector that provide highly rewarding paychecks and career growth. With an expected job growth of 18% over the next 10 years, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are on the rise and take home an average of $74,200 a year and in the UK similar years of experience will earn you £80,000 as a Certified Chartered Accountant.

    And, as more employees start to try and manage their finances on their own, particularly as companies are axing pension plans, the role of financial advisers is in increasing demand. The anticipated job growth in this role is expected to rise by 41% over the next decade with $101,000 a year being made on average by financial advisors.

    Another area that looks set to grow is the actuarial field with the demand for actuaries expected to increase by 24%. Average salaries are $129,000 but some of the top earners take home $300,000 a year! An experienced actuary in the UK would not get out of bed for less than £96,013 with those fresh out of university starting on £30,048.

    Most financial positions will require an undergraduate business degree.

    These are just a few of the areas where job growth is expected to rise over the next few years, with other industries including sales, business services, education and medicine, also on the up. While looking for a role that is going to be in demand when you finish your studies is important, it’s also crucial that you’re going to love what you do. Take the time to consider what it is that makes you tick; do you like playing with code, or are you more prone to jotting down calculations? Once you’ve determined this, start to look at what roles are in demand that suit your skill sets and passions.

    Guest author:

    Christopher Dawson has years of experience working in HR with several years in recruitment. Now a senior manager he enjoys writing articles in his spare time, sharing his knowledge with an online audience.

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