“On the best list, the way these themes played out is we saw a number of jobs in the tech field as well as in the health care field that really are expected to grow over the next 10 years and earn more money. Both of these fields tend to be more stable employers,” Rapacon explained.
Personal financial advisor does not make the top 10 cut, but it does come in 25th place on Kiplinger’s list. Kiplinger expects this field to experience a 12% projected job growth over the next 10 years.
For Kiplinger’s analysis, employment data was provided by Emsi, a labor-market research firm owned by Strada Education. Emsi collects data from dozens of federal, state and private sources, including reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and surveys from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Kiplinger started with a list of 773 popular occupations, and narrowed the choices to the most promising professions by focusing on the projected job growth rate for the next 10 years (from 2017 to 2027); historical job growth rate over the past 10 years; the current number of positions; median pay; and the typical required education.