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10 Top Demand Jobs Over the Next 10 Years

Created by: infozooms | Last Updated: 02/17/2011

Certain factors are affecting the marketplace, shaping the enterprise world and determining what the top demand jobs of tomorrow will be. Some of the key trends include the changing age composition of the population, proliferation of technology tools and applications, outsourcing practices, etc. Here are a few high in demand jobs for the next 10 years.
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1. Home health aids

Because the aging population is growing fast and hospital costs are continuously rising, more of the elderly will consider home health care. As medical technology improves, chronic and incurable diseases can be more efficiently managed in the home. To avoid hospital stay expenses, more patients will opt for being treated/monitored in their homes.
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2. Software/hardware engineers

Employment growth in this sector will continue to expand as more and more businesses adapt and integrate new technologies and implement ways to make their computer systems more efficient. The need for cyber security will continuously grow as government and businesses invest in software to safeguard their networks from hackers and will be one of the top demand jobs in the near future.
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3. Accountants

Due to the financial scandals around the world there will be an increased need to exercise tighter control over finances. The recently passed Congress legislation requires companies to maintain internal controls to ensure the accuracy and reliability of their financial reporting. This is a measure needed to help curtail corporate accounting fraud. Financial laws and regulations will continue to evolve and higher scrutiny of company finances will drive growth in this field.
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4. Graphic/web designers

With the ever growing use of the Internet, more and more websites are being created and updated every day. Different forms of advertising such as billboards, fliers, brochures, and direct mail will continue to provide more demand for graphic artists. In addition, the use of social networking channels to attract customers will create some exciting opportunities for this occupation.
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5. Drug/alcohol abuse and behavioral disorders counselors

Substance abuse is a critical problem throughout the United States today and affects the lives of the nonusers as well. It contributes to prevalent mind disorders, health problems, and is the number one factor of imprisonment across the nation. Often abused substances include alcohol, cocaine, sedatives, marijuana, hallucinogens, inhalants, and even prescription drugs to name a few. As our society grows and becomes more complex, the need for drug abuse and behavioral counselors will increase and make this field one of the top demand jobs over the next 5-10 years.
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6. Medical assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2016, there is a 35% expected growth in demand for Medical Assistants. The health care industry is quickly growing because of new technologies and an expanding aging population. Medical assistants aid doctors by administering injections, taking blood pressure readings, drawing blood, performing laboratory tests, performing electrocardiograms, taking x-rays, etc.
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7. Retail salespersons

Although e-commerce sales have taken a large bite out of brick-and-mortar retailers, the Internet has not decreased the need for in-store sales people. Cities continuously expand and so does the overall population. As a result, more retail employees will be needed to assist customers. This is especially true since a large number of retail clerks leave their jobs for more advanced positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected growth rate in this field through 2016 is approximately 12%.
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8. Physical therapists

If you are looking for high in demand jobs, consider the physical therapy field. Over the years, the number of people requesting physical therapy due to disabilities has grown tremendously. As the aging population increases, more people will become susceptible to chronic and debilitating conditions requiring such therapy. The rising number of middle-aged and heart attacks and stroke survivors need cardiac and physical rehabilitation to stay in good shape. According to the US Department of Labor there will be far more open positions than practicing therapists.
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9. Customer service reps

A high growth in customer service reps is expected at least through 2012 since industries that employ them are continuously rising. Top demand jobs will be available, especially to those who are bilingual. Most who work in customer service do so for a few years then move on to different career fields, creating new openings for future reps. As companies become increasingly competitive, more emphasis will be placed on providing solid customer service to ensure higher customer retention.
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10. Network system analysts

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 29% over the next 10 years. Demand for this job will increase as businesses adopt and integrate more advanced forms of technology. As e-commerce grows and organizations integrate the Internet into the nature of their work, there will be a greater need for specialists who can develop and support internet and intranet applications. With the falling price of software and hardware, more businesses are inclined to expand their computer operations and use newer technologies.
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1. Tax preparers (by psawyer)

An increasing need for tax preparers will occur for three reasons: 1) an expected backlog of unfiled tax returns, 2) amendments filed for larger deductions and refunds, and 3) a growing number of tax audits. This will create more demand for related occupations such as CPA’s, bookkeepers, auditors, as well as, office clerks.
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