Which jobs will be in demand in a few years?

Whether you’re a high school student, college student or considering a mid-career change, you want to land a job in a field that’s growing.  Career fields that are growing create job stability, higher salaries, and less competition for jobs.

But with the ever-changing global economy, how can you know if today’s “hot jobs” will still be in demand years from now? There may never be an exact science for this type of grand economic prediction, but by looking at the fastest-growing jobs in the country, we can identify some career trends that provide useful direction for anyone wanting to plan their professional future.  If you are interested in any of these fields, certifications can help you prove you’ve got what it takes.

Many careers throughout the country are experiencing modest growth, but some quickly expanding fields are seeing higher annual growth in salaries and job opportunities than others.  Here are some of the fastest growing careers:

  1. Financial Advisor
  2. Database Administrator
  3. Market Research Analyst
  4. Medical Assistant
  5. Software Developer

Although these are the five fastest growing careers, these options may not be right for you. Since we all have different skills, interests, experiences and expectations, there’s no one career that’s best for everyone. Remember that career change is a natural life progression; most studies show that the average job-seeker will change careers (not jobs) several times over the course of his or her lifetime. So how do you choose the career that’s best for you?