Top 10 Best Hot Jobs and Careers for 2012 - 2022: Predictions, Analysis and Comparison

Business, Employment and Economics Analysts

At the end of the first decade of the new millennium, in 2010, the well known and respected Kiplinger Magazine provided analysts that predicted 13 Top Careers. These top careers are those within the American workforce, which began recovering from the Recession of 2008 - 2010, that would likely predominate the job and employment market during the decades 2010 - 2020, 2012 - 2022, and certainly beyond. as the American and global populations increase in average age. For instance, Travel Nursing and other Travel Health Professions are offering increasingly high wages and extra benefits that include mortgage payment and should continue to do so to mid-century.

Advisability is on the side of examining at least two or three additional analytical journals for second opinions and to weed out author biases. After all, the State and Federal governments combine to list a Top 50 Employers in each of the 50 United States on the website; but on a major competitor's site, companies pay to be on the list; it is simply advertising that some readers take for reporting. Misinformation and mythology run rampant in these channels.

Here, let's look at my own findings of the Top 10 Hot Careers in America. This is based on data culled from among American Federal, State, and Local employment projections that are of public record. We can compare the official government-predicted employment and job projections with actual employment trends and job listings in our national job market with the original 13 careers first mentioned above. Let us see if any match.

From my workforce development projects during the mid-1990s to date, I've found that Physical Therapist (or PT) as a career has been the Number One producer of job listings coast-to-coast. long-term. It is still such in 2010 and 2011, but other Healthcare professions are increasing in numbers as well. The largest proportion of these PT jobs since at least 2008 are opening up throughout the State of Texas.

Related to new jobs, the US Federal Department of Labor chose Physical Therapist as a top pick for future job growth in the late 2000s, matching employment and job listing trends. However, this career did not appear in the Top 10 of the 13 predicted in the Kiplinger article mentioned at the top of this piece. Physical Therapy , in fact, appeared somewhere below that group of 13, but still within the Top 20 Careers presented in the related video below. Perhaps, Physical Therapist will give way to the rising Occupational Therapist.

In February 2010 and in March through April 2011, PT was still the most frequently listed (highest demand) job listing across all Internet sources as a universe. This fact was shown by the aggregates presented on and These are leaders in aggregating Internet-posted jobs from all sources (see links below).

Physical and Occupational Therapy Jobs Are Increasing In the Public and Private Sectors

Army Staff Sgt. Gaither, physical therapy noncommissioned officer in charge with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a soldier with back pain at the combat support hospital at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Gaither, physical therapy noncommissioned officer in charge with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a soldier with back pain at the combat support hospital at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. | Source

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Top 10 Hot Jobs Among All Internet Sources

In December 2010, 4,100,000 job listings were posted Internet-wide for America. By late Spring and Summer 2011, over 5,000,000 jobs were posted.

The USA seems to maintain an Internet-listed job pool of over 5 million jobs. Among them, the following TOP 10 JOBS are most frequently listed on and combined. Each of these organizations offers search engines around the world as well.

Healthcare related jobs will likey increase to 2050 and probably past 2100.


  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Assistant Managers - Retail and Restaurant.
  4. Managers - Financial Products, and Restaurant/Food Service.
  5. Family Practice and Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Sales Associates/Salespeople
  7. Tax Preparers and Accountants
  8. Sales Managers and Sales Representatives
  9. Registered Nurses (RNs) - includes Travel Nursing
  10. Project Managers - Largely IT related; Domestic and International Business, private, government, and government contractor.

Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners, and Physician (or Physician's) Assistants and Medical Assistants; as well as Little Clinics in drug and grocery stores, are on the rise as a matter of cost containment and cost reduction, pulling business away from private practice MDs, DOs, and Emergency Rooms.

US Federal Job Projections 2008 - 2018

Job titles that appear on both lists are in bold type.

Arranged by Percentage of Growth over previous figures, High to Low:

  1. Biomedical Engineers - At least a Bachelors Degree.
  2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts - Bachelors Degree (many companies require graduate degrees, however in "real life"). This position will increase in importance and numbers, because IT cuts across all job fields in the 2010s. Look for it to explode with new jobs. 
  3. Home Health Aides (HHAs) - HHA Certificate or On the Job Training under a licensed supervisor.
  4. Personal/Home Care Aides - On the Job Training, but many and community colleges are offering training and certifications.
  5. Financial Examiners - Bachelors Degree. although many job descriptions require a Masters.
  6. Medical Scientists - Doctorate.
  7. Physician’s Assistants - Masters Degree level (not all hospitals and doctors require this much education for assistants working in private practice, but a licensed MD or DO needs to be on site).
  8. Skin Care Specialists - Vocational Certificate. This is a non-medical position, but one that is often offered within the workings of a medical practice.
  9. Biochemists/Biophysicists - Doctorate
  10. Athletic Trainers - Bachelor Degree and above.

Arranged by Actual Numbers of Increasing Jobs, High to Low:

  1. Registered Nurses - Associate Degree or 3-year degree (RN) - Some positions require the BSN.
  2. Home Health Aides (HHA) - see above
  3. Customer Service Representatives - Moderate-length and ongoing training.
  4. Combined Food Prep-Service Workers - Like fast food, concessions, etc. - Usually trained at work.
  5. Personal/Home Care Aides - see above
  6. Retail Salespersons - Trained at work, but certifications are avaiabel in some communities.
  7. General Office Clerks - Same as for Rertail Sales above.
  8. Accountants/Auditors - Bachelors Degree at least. Forensic Accounting is growing very quickly.
  9. Nursing Aides (CNAs), Orderlies, Attendants - Usually require Vocational Certificates and ongoing training at work.
  10. Postsecondary Teachers (College Level) - Doctorate

The Kiplinger Article Top 10 Careers to 2020

  1. Federal Government Managers - Some of these jobs already appeared in top job listings on and in 2009, but disappeared by 2010.
  2. Higher-Education Administrators - Because professionals are working longer into the lifespan, this position may not emerge as a high demand job by 2020. However, the number of career academies and vocational schools providing certificates for 2 years or less of study may increase in the US. Stimulus Funding dollars spent to expand colleges, vocational schools, and universities may create such a need. A larger amount of funding seems to be going to educational R&D, with resulting new jobs and products.
  3. Program Evaluators - Increased numbers of government programs require program evaluators and compliance officers to monitor government funding and the results achieved on the federal, state, county, and local levels. My experience is that with each change of US President, these jobs either increase or decrease for the next 4 or 8 years.
  4. Corporate Executives in Global Business Development or Global Workforces (International business). The recommended languages to know are Mandarin (a Chinese language), Hindi, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic,and Farsi. Chinese is expected, because of US financial borrowing from China and related future development, along with China's growth in International Business. Russian was a big language to know in the 1960s-1980s, and then fell out of celebrity -- More dealing with the Russian government and business sectors is expected 2010 - 2020. Many US corporations have offices and workforces in Arab nations as well.
  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists - Reportedly, this is the only type of Mental Health treatment that the new insurance system for America after 2012 will support. My experiences in providing treatment did not find this type to be the most effective for most patients. However, some applications of it are simpler and cheaper than all other Mental Health Treatments. My worst experience surrounding this treatment was listening to a psychologist tell a back-injured Workers Compensation client about reported back pain, "Your back does not hurt, so you have no pain." It was a very short treatment session, with very little further conversation and the patient was angry. It was a misapplication of the treatment, but you get my point - this therapy can be minimal and ineffective in some cases.
  6. Immigration Experts - This many be an imminent increase with the focus on legalizing undocumented workers.
  7. Researchers - Government funded topics involve physics, math, biology, engineering, and computer science (CIS). This is to be expected with the advance of Medical and Bio-engineering, privatized space flight, and other fields. Major Universities and businesses across America are already advertising Research Scientist positions. High School Curricula are promoting these lines of study as well.
  8. Health-Informatics Specialists – This involves the National Medical Database as well as increasing patient activity generated by an aging American population. it takes a legion of workers to construct and maintain such a national database, and it may not come to fruition.
  9. Optometrists - An increase in the need for these professionals likely has to do with an aging population and a need for piots in thre military and privite aviation and aeronautics field.
  10. Genetic Counselors - This directly involves looking for genetically based diseases and conditions in order to repair damage, prevent or end conception, or treat patients more fully. However, there is a trend in clients' desire for wishing to design babies according to specific genetic information. This is not yet possible in the 2010s.

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Employment Trends in the Kiplinger Top 10

The Top 10 Careers of the top 13 recommended by the Kiplinger artlcle mentioned above performed in this manner from 2008 - 2009:

  1. Federal Govt Manager - Increased in job listings 156%, especially under Stimulus Funding. From 2010 - 2011, they decreased.
  2. Higher-Education Administrators - University Administrators increased 68%
  3. Program Evaluators - Increased 18%, likely connected to Stimulus Funding.
  4. Global Corporation Executive - Decreased 11%
  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists - Increased 50%
  6. Immigration Experts - Increased 82%; makes sense given US border concerns.
  7. Researchers - Research Scientist increased 51%
  8. Health-Informatics Specialists - Increased 89%
  9. Optometrist - Increased 116% -- Still increasing during Summer 2011, especially with the military services, particularly US Air Force. SPECULATION: We likely need more aviation and aerospace pilots, who require 20/20 vision without correction; perhaps assessment and eye surgery is increasing and is going to spike high numbers in privatized space flight and the US Mission to Mars.
  10. Genetic Counselor - Decreased 25%

From 2008 through 2009, job listings increased for 8 out of 10 of the careers recommended by the Kiplinger article. Physical Therapist jobs (ranked just below the top 10) did, indeed, decrease 22% beginning July 2009; yet, approximately 140,000 of these jobs were open at that time. PTs were advertised in increasing numbers from 2010 to mid-2011, along with Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists - all used by the elderly and increasingly by veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran.

[Reference: Kiplinger Magazine online; BLS, , ]

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david stillwagon 6 years ago

Terrific hub as usual Patty!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for reading, david!

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Great information and well written. It was a pleasure to read. Thank you

joyceann0129 6 years ago

great hub^^

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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Very informative - thanks for the info

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Maira818 6 years ago from Los Angeles, Ca

very useful info, thanks a lot :D

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Excellent information.

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fdoleac 6 years ago from Hollis, New Hampshire

Real estate as a career is a great option especially if you are Gen X or younger. The average Realtor is 53 years old and the average home buyer is 31. The generational disconnect opens the door.

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screation 6 years ago

Thanks Patty for this latest information.

Everyone has that dream job, the one they've been secretly coveting since they were young. Of course, few can grow up to be cowboys, astronauts or princesses, and even fewer can become super models. But, we still dream.

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Laura Spector 6 years ago from Chiang Mai, Thailand

If only "Visual Artist" would make the list...Maybe 2030?

Thanks for the info!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for all the comments! Lots of possbilities exist for the future, although I think Healthcare jobs will increase as people continue to live longer.

Laura -- I'd like to see the arts increase in demand as well. Best hopes!

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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Thank you for compiling these lists Patty, if my art career doesn't get warmer soon, I just may take one of these paths instead. You may not have a pic for us all to ogle, but your brainy and succinct content is just as sexy, if you ask me.


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Thanks, Ben. Don't give up on an art career - you probably won't. Perhaps you can find a job that has an artistic element and continue to do art in your own time. You're pretty clever, I think, and sure to succeed at both.

One of my photos was used in an attempt to forge documents of support for a few International visitors to enter the US for some pretty negative reasons, so I said "never again" to posting one of myself on the Internet. It is not worth the risk to me. But thanks for making me seem a woman of mystery...

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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Wow, well luckily for me (?), photos of my mug probably wouldn't lend the correct air of legitimacy for said international visitors! I have had my identity (numbers) stolen once though, so I can empathize.

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Wonderful source of information. Thank you.

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Tomono 6 years ago

Lots of interesting potential careers in this list for me if I ever think about going back to full time work. Thanks for the lists.

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Trademelove 6 years ago

I still think affiliate marketing is the best thing out there - It makes you money and you can do it anywhere.

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articleposter 6 years ago

Good posting. Lots of informative data here.

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teenmusicscene 6 years ago from Texas

yeah this stuff is good to know.

tezgah 6 years ago

Sorry but I didn't like any of those jobs. uups

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That Scribe 6 years ago from United Kingom

Some of those jobs were appealing, but only some =P

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mrcoopr2010 6 years ago

Excellent hub....I got only 1 more year of college left to finish and that's a wrap. I still currently going for a BAT (Business Administrative Technology) diploma at Chattahoochee Technical College. The ones interest me are General Office Clerk, Customer Service Representative, Retail Salespersons, etc. Another thing you left out were internships and volunteer work.

Again great post.

LegendaryHero 6 years ago

Interesting information.

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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Good Hub!!!!!!

Kiplinger Magazine columnist Marty Nemko predicted 13 careers which are really appealing. The statement made by President Barack Obama that expanding U.S. nuclear power production will add jobs and help with the goal of relying more on clean energy sources. All this demonstrate that in coming millennium the economy of the world improve tremendously. Thanks a lot for sharing so wonderful information.

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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It's interesting to see how all these different sources differ slightly, and I'd like to see where they secure their data to get to these results. Interesting to see the trend showing demand for medical professionals on all of these lists.

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walkin 6 years ago from India

Great Article

Susan 6 years ago

Tons of information from you as expected, well done! I liked the lap-top image you used here, once again showing why your the master of all hubbers!


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figment 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub!

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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

Well done, very informative hub!

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raguett 6 years ago

great hub, thanks for sharing...

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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Great hub. It gives a birdseye view of the top jobs. The medical field is a great place to find a new career. RN is very doable for most people and takes two years and nursing aid take a few months. The hours are horrible though.

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joeleighton 6 years ago

Great Hub. Voted it up, of course.

Follow the Rich Dad, Poor Dad approach.

Get a job that provides good sales training & experience. You can always use selling skills in building a business of your own.

suresh 6 years ago

Owesome hub....! very useful for students and every aspirants.

Discuss more about global opportunities here

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Moesky 6 years ago from Amsterdam

Fascinating information. I wonder when "Internet Entrepreneur" joind these ranks as a viable career move.

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ryansjones 6 years ago from Snohomish, WA

Interesting topic. I've been looking for a good part time job that I can do when not working at Kohls or the Snohomish Publishing company (only work 4 hours a week on average at Kohl's and 20 hours a week at Snohomish Publishing), but it's been difficut with the recession going on. I have tried my hand in the affiliate marketing business, but find generating sales and leads for my affiliates to be tricky

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MaggieKubicko 6 years ago

This is a great article. I am glad to know my accounting job shows up at least in some form.

Himanshu 6 years ago

Nice post. Well done!

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Deborah Donados 6 years ago from Portland

Very interesting hub. Wow, looks like I should start studying nursing!

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C_Pinto 6 years ago from USA

Very informative and detailed. Thanks!

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jayelem 6 years ago from USA

good read!

raja devesh 6 years ago

hi al thse information was good, the course ratin may change accordin 2 d trend but if u hav skill & pottential u can succeed n any fields, bon voyage 4 all , my wishes 2 all.....................

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mikefitz 6 years ago from New York, New York

Very good hub!

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JenDobson27 6 years ago

Thanks for the great information. My husband is looking for a job so I will have to let him know what the hot areas are!

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Albertttt 6 years ago

Cool hub!!!!

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coneybridget 6 years ago

very infromative thanks for the infro.....since i am heading back to college, i know i have chosen the right major.

Avalonix 6 years ago

Very interesting information! Thanks for this valuable input.

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Dylan Thomas 6 years ago from New York City

Very informative content - thank you!

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fitman 6 years ago from Ankara,Turkey

optometrists are earning good money ,I don't know this

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greatipadbuy 6 years ago from Houston

Superb information you posted. So I'm taking the right degree - Medical Profession? Just wondering why on-line marketing professions like Search Engine Optimizers and Network Ad Professionals have not yet been captured by the radar.

hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Great information here and superb hub.

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brethodge 6 years ago from USA

Very Informative Hub!!!!!

The list of top careers is very useful. It provides necessary guidance and exposure to the student up to great extent. It will help the students to explore their expertise in conducive way. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful peace of text.

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

greatipadbuy - They just aren't listed as often on the Internet job sites as other professions yet. It took a few years for Home Medical Transcribers and Freelance Writers (About,.com and others) to hit a high enough number to register.

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Selene21 6 years ago

Great Hub!! Thanks for the info

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Edward C. 6 years ago from Florida

Wow, a couple of these things I'd never even heard of. lol. Guess I'm behind the times. Good job :)

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GojiJuiceGoodness 6 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

Great hub! I like that you give different angles on the list of top 10 careers.

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Lorraine Arams 6 years ago

Amazing list - surprise increase in government managers - I wonder why that is? That's a huge percentage! Is government getting so much bigger or are a lot of people retiring? The rest seem to be associated with growing populations and a couple of new technologies - fascinating information.

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swosugrad09 6 years ago from Oklahoma

As a recent college graduate this hub was very interesting to me. I find myself struggling to make ends meet and find a job I truly enjoy. Your information was well written and much needed. Thanks for sharing!

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Hub Llama 6 years ago from Denver, CO

Although I think 10 year projections are sucker bets, this is some really great info. I especially like your take on highlighting which jobs show up in multiple lists which adds a bit of authority to those particular careers.


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author


I like to compare projections with actual job listings and recent past employment trends. In a few markets, I found many matches, but other markets, fewer matches. New projects happen every two years, so there are a lot of variables changing and added often. Thanks for commenting.

eversmen12 6 years ago

that is some goood tips so thank you add more

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Aussieteacher 6 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Very interesting article. Thanks.

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Runway 6 years ago from New York

Thanks for the great article!

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fiona_33 6 years ago from UK

Terrific hub. Really useful information. Thanks.

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bskinny 6 years ago from US

You have assembled some great information here. Thanks.

I am very interested in expanding into one of these fields.

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malnadstudios 6 years ago from Austin

It is sad to see Engineers are not listed in the top 10 ...!!

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Karen Ellis 6 years ago from Central Oregon

For a lot of people, right now, it's about keeping a jog. I suspect anything in the medical field would be good, if a person is inclined in that direction.

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barryrutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

I should graduate in a couple of years I will be loking for all the advice I can get then !

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One Aura 6 years ago from Montreal

I agree with Malnadstudios!!!

I'm a Civil Engineer/Project Manager.

Think about would you get to work if they're weren't any roads, highways or bridges? Under what roof would all these businesses run under?

Engineers should definetely be in the TOP 10!

Thanks for the read

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

@One Aura

1) telecommute

2) please open an enginnering firm and create more jobs

Thanks for reading.

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kimh039 6 years ago

Thanks Patty. I liked the video on health informatics. Sounds interesting.

Patrick 6 years ago

i made a bad choice from the start to be an artist. fine art career .it is a jobless career i tell you dont try it. google and you wont find nothing

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World-Traveler 6 years ago from USA

Hello Patty. Thanks for the very informative information. I like your writing style and layout.

SunCapsule 6 years ago from USA

Great job- It is always evident when someone spends time. I agree that the health industry is going to see a huge expansion in the next ten years.

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esatchel 6 years ago from Kentucky

Very informative hub! I see nursing is up there, and it is a "hot" career. The thing with nursing is that while the pay is good and the market relatively stable, the hours can be quite unattractive (weekends, nights, holidays, the days before and after holidays)and the work is rigorous - physically and emotionally.

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Jacob Darkley 6 years ago from California, USA

Great hub! Thanks so much--I'll take note and plan my future educational endeavors accordingly.


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opismedia 6 years ago

Hmmm didn't see my job there, ehhh it's ok. Good to know for the future anyway. Thanks.

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Ann Lee 6 years ago

Interesting hub. Just found out yesterday that our local hospital will be getting rid of all medical billers as this is being automated at sent to their larger parent hospital.

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johnnyco12 6 years ago from Pascagoula, Ms

What about us lowly writers? I am yet to make my first $100.00 writing but I keep plugging away non the less. I love the Hubpages and started writing here to build a portfolio. Once I got here I became part of family of beautiful, talented, and caring people. I felt an instant sense of belonging which intensifies with time. "Great article,dear Lady".

saifmalik 6 years ago

Great hub! Thanks so much--I'll take note and plan my future educational endeavors accordingly.

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Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

Excellent Hub :)

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thehands 6 years ago

What would you do if you were an immigration expert?

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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

The health care industry will never be left out in all the list.

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teksan 6 years ago from Mumbai

I do think teaching will also be a lucrative career as people want to get more skilled we do need more teachers ,trainers ,instructors ..right?

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

What!!!??? Where the heck is HUBBER? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. I would have expected it to rank in the top 5 on all lists:-)!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Mighty Mom! - You're right of course. :)

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Madison Parker 6 years ago from California

There couldn't be a better time for this Hub! I'll forward to my son who is looking for a new career direction.

Madison/Shay Davidson

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Henry S. 6 years ago

I am surprised not to see Actuarial Science on the list. It was always considered one of the top careers from previous years.

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DonnaWallace 6 years ago from North Carolina

This is a great tool for anyone who is trying to determine their career path. Thank you for the heads up on great jobs for the future!

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MsFran 6 years ago from Here and There, Everywhere

I agree with you that health care jobs are always going to be on the increase as people are living much longer. That is why so many people from other countries are able to enter into western countries as health workers.

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Ms Dee 6 years ago from Texas, USA

This is helpful to have the top 10 jobs, careers and career trends from the internet. Thanks!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Thank you all very much for reading and commenting on this Hub, which I hope will help many people.

MsFran - I had not realized that international people were coming to work in healthcare. That would help both them and USA. Thanks for pointing that out.

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jeanie.stecher 6 years ago from Seattle

Thank you Patty! This list of your will surely help others who are hunting for a job right now. Opportunities might only knock once and must surely be grabbed by one who's opportunity is knocking. I'll forward your hub to friends. Thanks!

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scla 6 years ago from Southern California

Great article. This definitely helps people who are may be looking to get into a new field because the job market has dried up in theirs. This gives them a good overview of some of the potential areas where they can possibly train or go to school for and have some good job opportunities available.

deborRi84 6 years ago

This list hasn't changed much from last year. The same jobs are still popular and hot

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md_azamkhan 6 years ago

Nice article patty. great hub created.

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AuthorSteve 6 years ago from Hawaii

Voted up and bookmarked this hub. As I´m interested in changing my field it is defenetely a good resource for me.

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Provident Mommy 6 years ago

Thanks for this information!!!! Great hub! I look forward to following you!

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charliestork 6 years ago from USA

Subscribed. :)

Some of the lists are applicable to US only I think. +1 to this hub.

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eschultzmt 6 years ago from Bozeman MT - Montana

Great resource, thank you!

Taking care of the local businesses and helping generate local economic growth and jobs on the home-front is at the core of keeping small town America thriving.

Don't forget to be supportive of the entrepreneur.

Creating your own job and creating additional opportunities could take a high seat in lists like this 8-)

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Ann Lee 6 years ago

Good info

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oneyearauction 6 years ago

Hm, I should have gone to college.

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m4mohsin 6 years ago

good info check mu hubs

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kellydove 6 years ago

nice hub

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RachelSmile 6 years ago

new viewpoint to me,thanks :-)

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mdscoggins 6 years ago from Fresno, CA

Thank you for the hub very informative.

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Jenny Calender 6 years ago

Researcher is right on. We do research every day to keep up with technology, business, our niche, our clients...our selves :)

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Island Hopper 6 years ago from USA

Great to see you icluded growth by numbers of jobs. This is often key. For example, I would love to go into biomedical engineering, but when talking to people in the field, it's very competitive, and overall, not many jobs, so even if it grows, not much opportunity currently. For science, there's a few types of engineering careers that are more promising.

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md_azamkhan 6 years ago

once again read this hub nice info you will provided patty thanks..

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bd160900 6 years ago from San Diego

Great article! I really enjoyed this one! Thanks

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hair2nv 6 years ago from Huntsville, Alabama

I think that this is a very good hub but....... You left off the hair stylist and barbers, proffessional peole will always have to have their hair done. Great and informative.

voyance en direct 6 years ago

great ! nice article thank you

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lisarank 6 years ago

Great hub! I am new to Hub and exploring articles for ideas of how I should proceed. Thanks, Lisa

anthonyallen 6 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

Great post. One important note about all of these jobs is they require an education. The importance of furthering ones educations isn't stressed enough. Some US major metropolitan areas have high school drop out rates in excess of 50%.

Jane 6 years ago

This is really good news for my children. They went to college and have both got a good job in these fields. This is a big help to alot of people.

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TruthAwake 6 years ago from The Dirty South

Great hub, well researched. Wish WRITERS would have been in there. Ah, well...;)

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birellar 6 years ago from India

I always like to know top 10 hot careers so thanks for sharing great stuff about top 10 hot careers 2010-2020.

erumzzz 6 years ago

great hub nice

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bd160900 6 years ago from San Diego

Read it again!

Aileen Bates 6 years ago

What a useful hub. Very informative it looks like most of the careers listed require a college education to a degree. But the statistics are interesting too. Which one of those careers entices you more? Biomedical engineer sounded cool to me. It would seem like a fun career to enjoy doing.

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Timmy(B) 6 years ago from United Kingdom

It would be interesting to see the top 10 jobs for overseas people working in America. Registered Nurses from the UK are increasing their salary fourfold by going to the US to work for example.

hubpageswriter 6 years ago

These are all very useful information and great tips for those whom are looking for a new change in their careers. Hub up.

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daryl21anthony 6 years ago

cool cool hub. People these days do not really know what they're doing with their lives. And it makes it even worse during this time of year with the reception, makes it hard for everyone. Best of luck to everyone that's trying to "MAKE IT"

cooperjames 6 years ago from new york

This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are great and

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Richard Stephen 6 years ago

Thanks for this hub. My son is considering becoming an athletic trainer but was concerned about job opportunities. It appears that athletic trainer is one of the 10 top growing jobs according to your hub. That will be welcome news for him. Thanks again.

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ahmad.muzs 6 years ago from mojokerto

i didn't find any engineer in those hub:(

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Autoaficianado 6 years ago from California

I would think that any sort of Geology-related, Earth Sciences profession would be on there!! Geologists are cool!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Geologists may grow in demand, given the PB oil spill and its aftermath - looking for more oil and natural gs resources, although New City North Dakota is set to drill 30 more wells right now, summer 2010. They may need some geologists

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starme77 6 years ago

Definatly Tax preparers - thats my field and it is going to go through a shortage in the near future - good - knowledgable tax preparers will be in high demand but - ya gotta like it - if your not a tax geek then I wouldn't recommend it :)

jenp123 6 years ago

Thanks for the great hub. What a great idea for a topic. I'm surprised the healthcare industry has so many projected hot careers.

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TechnicallyADream 6 years ago

Fantastic hub, by a great writer, thankyou for the information.

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DaMan92 6 years ago

I got 1 word for this hub awesome

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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Well written and informative. I'm surprised to see Athletic Training listed so high. Construction jobs in California are going to increase due to High Speed Rail and a major hospital construction project in Riverside County.

Beth100 6 years ago

Informative compilation of information! I came for myself, but I am walking away thinking about the future for my children. This list targets their graduation date from univiversity -- this will help them direct their studies in their fields. Thanks Patty!

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forlan 6 years ago

i am a financial consultant. I hope I get top career in 2020

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Ambition398 6 years ago

Neat list, thanks! Nice to see science back in the mix - -yes :)

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Sheila Kemp 6 years ago

Interesting. I wonder how many of these predictions will come true. You should make a new hubpage article in 2020 and compare these predictions with reality! :)

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Medical Writer 6 years ago from Great Britain

I have to disagree, I have a PhD in molecular biology and struggling to get a decent job.

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

M.W. - Maybe not so "hot" a career in UK where you are.

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kukuruyuk 6 years ago

why Physical Therapist had been the leading no 1? the answer is clear, so many people stress because their job and their money :) nice hube

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RanCrosby 6 years ago

Great job

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ryanallan 6 years ago

This is interesting to see the data aggregated together, puts a little more clarity to the perplexing question many people are asking themselves. One tough issue is where to start when trying to get into these industries - not a quick turnaround in life strategy!

maziz 6 years ago

very informative hub!

good job

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Navyman05 6 years ago

That is amazing that our healthcare system is so advanced but we are having such a trouble keeping that career field maned up.

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kazeemjames01 6 years ago

Wow, reality will judge the predictions. Thanks for sharing this.

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tamsing4him 6 years ago from TN

Great work!

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Tesa Adams 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Thank you I am passing this info along to my daughter who is going back to school and wasn't sure which direction to go in for a new career.

BenjaminB 6 years ago

Great Hub, very informative!

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Uncle Alfie 6 years ago from Doghouse

wow really cool times have changed that's for sure

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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

Wow, I had no idea! kiplinger is one of my favorite magazines and I love their enewsletters but this hub, is very informative...Thanks for sharing!

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t2webnetwork 6 years ago from Oxford, MI

Very informative hub. Some of these jobs I would have never known about!

Wooded 6 years ago

Great information. My daughter is trying to decide on a career, I will give her this infor.

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shoppingqueen 6 years ago

Very informative - thanks!

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kubth 6 years ago from UK

A hot career is one you enjoy doing, can live off of, and makes you happy..

mitch 6 years ago

great! I will start with # 1 then #2 then so on.. to see which one I can land a job

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MicahI 6 years ago from Central Florida

Good hub. I recently read an article somewhere that said that financial jobs were the hottest careers, and yet I only see a few on the lists. Makes you wonder how reliable those lists really are...

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Taffney Smith 6 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks for the information, very useful. I think jobs in Criminal Justice are on the rise as well.

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earn_Online_24x7 6 years ago

well informative article.

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cloudhardy 6 years ago from United State

Informative Hub!!!!!

The hub is very fruitful for youth, who are in the phase of carrier development process. It will update them with the latest trend and can prove immeasurably useful for them in shaping their carriers. The statistical information such as Fed Govt Manager - Increased in job listings 156%,Higher-Education Administrator - University Administrator increased 68%,Program Evaluator - Increased 18% etc.,can help in the amicable decision making process. Thanks a lot for sharing and keep on hubbing.

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royalbert 6 years ago

Thanks Very Informative hub.

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bettybarnesb 6 years ago from Bartlett, TN

This is probably one of the best hubs that I have read. I feel honored that you are following me. I know I can learn a lot from your experience and style. Excellent job!

mukesh.k.n.chennai 6 years ago

today i visit this site amazing.more informative i am waiting

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JodiVee 6 years ago

Employment data from different sources conflict in some areas while dovetailing in others, but one thing is for sure: the future holds many surprises.

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AnkushKohli 5 years ago from India

Excellent hub....!! I am passing this information to my younger brother. He just completed his college and going to start his career.

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sumitparihar 5 years ago

very infomative...great hub

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Optometrists are in increasing demand during Summer 2011, especially in the military.

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AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

I'm banking on IT computer science major here, but I agree healthcare is a good field but is getting to political for me.

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Matt Stark 5 years ago from Albany, CA

Great hub, thanks. I actually left my career in tech to become a Physical Therapist and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences.

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Lyn.Stewart 5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

brilliant and very informative ...thank you for this as I am looking for a new career.

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Jeff Poirrier 5 years ago from Washington

Wow awesome hub. That is an amazing amount of compiled research. Maybe I'll go back to school and study physical therapy afterall!

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Jeff - With the new fields of limb regeneration via ECM (pig membrane matrix) being promoted, even MORE Physical Therapists will be needed.

Thanks for all the comments, everyone!

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cloudrider 5 years ago from Dallas, Tx

Very informative... I graduated Cum Laude with an Accounting degree and an internship to mark experience yet no one has called me for a position in that field. So I'm sticking to insurance for now...

Charles 5 years ago

I saw the report that programmers are at the top of the list. Where are these jobs? I have 15 years' experience, and am still underpaid, stuck working on-site when I could easily work remotely, and under constant threat of having my job off-shored.

The pay grade does not seem to change with the cost of living; I have had job inquiries from the northeast and west coast that want to pay the same as wages in the southeast. I hear about teachers being underpaid, but the starting teacher salary is more than I was making in my 5th year of programming.

If you want to go into IT, plan for something that requires you be onsite, something to do with hardware or hands-on desktop support.

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

1,000s of such jobs are beginning to emerge through the Top 5 SpaceShip Companies in USA I just wrote about. In addition, medical and health-related companies are increasing IT positions. However, some states have more opportunitites than others.

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cclitgirl 5 years ago from Western NC

Very informative. Though I find myself thinking, 'Hmm...I could just be a writer, couldn't I?" :)


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forhirejobs 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

If I were a college student right now there would be 3 areas of study I would head into. Engineering, Technology or Healthcare. They all earn a great income and are recession proof.

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Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

Very thorough. Thanks.

greghura 5 years ago

Highly motivative, really useful in planning better for future secured jobs inline to the requirement and accent.

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thecnatraining 4 years ago from Vancouver

This is a great resource for young students to work for. Im glad nursing made the list! All other professions are great and satisfying.

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Nursing can be a very good career for many people. A friend began as a unit clerk in a hospital that paid for her schooling and is now an RN. She likes her work and may move on to Nurse Practitioner.

greghura 4 years ago

Cognetive approact for a right forecast. Can we take it as abstract atleaset for now to plan ahead?

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lolita jones 4 years ago

awesome info helped alot thanks

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loveoflearning 4 years ago from U.S

Great Information! Thanks Patty!

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Skyler Meyer 4 years ago from 297 Garlington Rd Unit A Greenville, SC 29615

Hi Patty, These list is very helpful especially to me as high school graduate. It will serves as my guidelines in choosing my course in college.. Thanks for posting great hub..

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I hope it helps; new guidelines come out every two years, but they overlap. Look for new types of jobs very soon!

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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

No wonder you are so sought after... I stand in awe Ms Inglish

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I hope you're standing in a job! :)

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dhimanreena 23 months ago

Thanks for very helpful stats about job area and scope for the period of 2012-2022.

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