There is definitely a shortage of professional pilots across the globe, and it seems to just be starting. In many parts of the world like China, India, and the Middle East it is due to tremendous growth and a shortage of qualified pilots to fly all the aircraft on order, and here in the U.S. it is mainly due to the tremendous number of retirements occurring in the next decade, as well as for some growth. However, you never know when that growth may stall and the economy takes a breather, so theres no guarantee that there won't be some turbulence along the way. If it is something you think you'd be interested in, I would definitely look into it. Not for the future prospects, which may be very bright, but simply because it can be a fun and rewarding career with lots of varied opportunities.