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What are the top projected careers in the next 4 years ?

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What career fields are in the most demand?
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P’s Answer

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Hi Melanie, I like this question. It means you're thinking ahead at the marketability of skillsets. I work in software so my answer will be biased by my day-to-day. I recommend listening to other answers as well.

Software engineering

"Software is eating the world" is a famous quote in the tech industry. We need more sharp software engineers to help build out new products and services.

Machine learning/data science

I personally believe we will start automating software more and more in the future. Machine learning engineers and data scientists are just now scratching the surface. Every company collects massive amounts of data on users, logistics, etc. and struggle to find the needle in the haystack. Data-minded professionals help companies take action on that data.

Medicine

Though software is also eating medicine to some degree, Physicians/nurses are a perennial career path. People will continue getting sick and medical professionals will be called upon to help sort us out.

Law

Corporations and people alike will continue to use the services of attorneys. They have a specialized skillset that will be difficult to replace completely. Another perennial career choice.

Entrepreneur

Unless robots quickly start thinking of business ideas themselves, we'll need entrepreneurs to keep us moving forward. If you have a good idea, start thinking of ways to operationalize it!

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Todd’s Answer

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Something else to keep in mind when selecting a career path is which industries may no longer exist in their current format in the next decade. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang wrote a book that partly deals with this. For example, he explains how automation will disrupt the trucking industry since trucks will soon be driving themselves. What do you do with the professional truckers who will be out of work and may have limited transferable skills to enter a new career? My brother worked for a major newspaper in the years before reading papers/magazines/books on electronic devices (eReaders, tablets, etc.). Technology completely changed that industry. When looking for a career, don't just look at what's hot now, but also look at what's sustainable over the long run.
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Conn’s Answer

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Cyber Security
Data Analysis/Analytics

Those three fields have a zero unemployment rate right now and are going to be foundational over the next decade and beyond. If you are in the process of seeking a degree or field of study OR are looking to target careers in general, you can't go wrong in any of those fields.
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Jennifer’s Answer

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The Department of Labour has a web site to project careers and their projected growth. It also predicts the range of salary and need for the career.

Good luck in your research!
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Nalin’s Answer

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A career in managing renewable forms of energy and planet restoration
Artificial intelligence for sure
Medicine

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