Children's Arts & Science Workshops, Inc.

10 Jobs With the Most Growth in the Next 10 Years

  1. Software Developer:
    • Projected 10-Year-Growth: 17%
    • Average Annual Pay: $110,140
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
    • Description: Software developers are engineers who create computer programs. They essentially write the code (using languages such as HTML, JavaScript, Lisp etc.) that makes up different businesses and services. On a day-to-day basis, they may analyze, expand, or perform maintenance for  different platforms. The type of software developers work on depends on the type of business they work for.
  2. Public Relations Specialist/Social Media Marketing Manager
    • Projected 10-Year-Growth: 11%
    • Average Annual Pay: $62,000-$133,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Advertising etc.
    • Description: Professionals in the PR or Advertising field manage an organization’s image by communicating with the press, consumers, and the general public. They also oversee marketing campaigns that create interest in their clients or their services. In the past ten years, social media has become indispensable in spreading these different messages. All jobs in this field emphasize good writing, problem-solving abilities, and analytical skills.
  3. Athletic Trainer
    • Projected 10-Year Growth: 23%
    • Average Annual Pay: $48,000-$96,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Kinesiology etc. Most employers may require a Master’s Degree or official certification.
    • Description: Athletic Trainers are medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing muscle/bone injuries and illnesses. The trainer determines an initial assessment of an athlete’s injury or illness in order to provide continued care or refer them to a physician. Trainers administer treatment through physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication. Many of them work in educational settings, such as colleges and universities, but also in hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, or for professional sports teams.
  4. Data Analyst
    • Projected 10-Year Growth: 25%
    • Average Annual Pay: $65,000-$170,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Data Science, Economics, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics.
    • Description: Data Analysts solve complex problems for a variety of different industries by gathering, reviewing, and interpreting data. Analysts can be found across different fields, such as tech, healthcare, business, finance etc. Some basic tasks include data entry, auditing, and creating data reports; typically using computer software. The position requires mathematical proficiency, attention to detail, critical thinking, and proficiency in certain softwares.
  5. UX (User Experience) Researcher
    • Projected 10-Year-Growth: 19%
    • Estimated Annual Salary: $88,000-$124,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science, Technology, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Anthropology etc.
    • Description: UX researchers design research-based strategies that influence product-design with the goal of improving user experience. They assist companies by using qualitative and quantitative to test the user experience. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as observation, surveys, interviews, prototypes etc. UX Researchers need to think like designers, and strong communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  6. Creative Director
    • Projected 10-Year-Growth: 8%
    • Estimated Annual Salary: $76,000 – $198,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): Bachelor’s in Advertising, Art, Graphic Design etc. Additional years of work experience is also preferred.
    • Description: A creative director oversees an entire creative department. They hire, instruct, and supervise a host of other creative professionals; graphic designers, copywriters, printers, artists etc. Based on a client’s needs, the creative director is responsible for putting together a strategy for advertisements, marketing campaigns, or events. In order to thrive in their position, potential directors must have good time management, leadership experience, strong interpersonal skills, and a creative background.
  7. Clinical Psychologist
    • Projected 10-Year-Growth: 12%
    • Estimated Annual Salary: $69,000 – $119,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): A Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Psychology
    • Description: A clinical psychologist works to assess and explain cognition, emotions, and behavior. A psychologist essentially works by gathering information, either in a therapy or laboratory setting, and later interpreting the behaviors that are evident through that information. Some clinical psychologists have their own private practices, but others work in hospitals or other health care settings. In general, clinical psychologists are empathetic individuals with strong active listening and observational skills. This career also necessitates familiarity with empirical research and logical reasoning.
  8. Film and Video Editors
    • Projected 10-Year-Growth: 29%
    • Estimated Annual Salary: $47,000 – $138,000
    • Educational Requirement (Minimum): A Bachelor’s Degree in Film or Communications
    • Description: A film editor is responsible for the final cut we see in movies, tv shows, news broadcasts, commercials etc. Editors often collaborate with other members of a production team, namely the director or producers, in order to understand scripts or the production’s ultimate goals. They may examine clips throughout the filming process in order to check for errors, segments that go for too long, or anything which does not serve the storyline. Post-production, they may work to add sound effects, voices, or music to further enhance the video. Overall, film editors need technical skills such as knowledge of editing software, camera-work etc. However, they also need soft skills such as creative thinking, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team.