In order to embark on a career path that requires a lot of training and experience, you might need years and decades of effort and dedication. This means that when planning the future within an industry, you can’t just focus on what the industry looks like at the moment. What you also need to know is what the future holds for this particular field. Now, while it’s impossible for us to know these things with 100 percent certainty, the truth is that there are some professions that are looking quite promising at the moment. Here are seven of them that are definitely worth considering.
1.Solar photovoltaic installer
The first thing you need to understand about the professions of the future is the fact that sustainability is becoming a bigger and bigger trend with each passing day. This is why we intend to start off our list with two professions that are essential to this field. The first one is related to the concept of solar energy. Namely, the number of solar photovoltaic installers is expected to grow exponentially in the following several years. According to some estimates, by the year 2026, the number of employees in this industry will reach twice the number than it was in 2016. Needless to say, this is unprecedented growth.
2.Wind turbine service technician
Speaking about the demand on the job market, wind turbine service technicians are in, more or less, a similar situation as their counterparts in the solar photovoltaic industry. The best thing about this field is that you can join with a postsecondary non-degree award, as well as some on-the-job training. This means that regardless of your current profession, you still have more than enough time and opportunity to pivot in this industry and start seeking your fortune there.
The drone industry is one of the fastest-growing fields in existence. According to some statistics, until the end of the year 2017, the total number of drones sold in the United States was about 1.1 million. During 2019, this figure reached 2 million, which means that in the past two years, there have been more drones sold than throughout the entire history. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what this does for the profession of drone technician (or any other drone-related position).
Another field that’s very interesting to ambitious people is fascinating software developer jobs. Now, the reason why we used a term in the plural, is due to the fact that a software developer is an umbrella term and the fact that there are many divisions within the field itself. The programming language, the position within the firm and the project are all factors that may determine one’s experience within the industry. Therefore, you need to do careful research before applying for a job opening, just because the position has the phrase software development in the job title.
Now, this job, as well, can be divided into several different sub-categories. Namely, in order to gain enough experience to work as a physical therapist, you might need a degree as well as a couple of years of experience of working as a physical therapist assistant. The number of the latter on the job market is rising quite rapidly, as well. Keep in mind that there are a lot of people out there who are in need of physical therapy. Therefore, you get a chance to have a lucrative career with so much room for advancement.
While this might not have been what you have expected on this list, the job of a bicycle repairman is an incredibly rewarding one. First of all, you get to put your mechanical skills to use and work with your bare hands (without engaging in hard physical labor). Second, you have a chance to start your own business, which is an incredibly lucrative opportunity that you need to explore. Finally, you also get to work in the eco-friendly industry, seeing as how you’re helping people get an eco-friendlier commute.
Finally, we live in a data-driven world, however, for this data to have any pragmatic value, it first needs to be processed, analyzed and turned into information. Statistics is one of the ways in which this is done, seeing as how averages, medians, as well as maximum and minimum values have a peculiar way of revealing hidden secrets of the world that we live in. To join this industry, one needs to be skilled in mathematics, possibly even have a Master’s degree in one of the related fields. Either way, the median annual wage in this field is over $80,000 and the job market demand for them is on a steady rise.
As you can see, the diversity of these jobs makes it so much easier for you to find something that suits your needs and requirements. Still, due to the fact that it might take you a while to join some of these industries, you might need to act quickly. There’s a degree to earn and an entry-level job to start enduring in order to get where you want to be in a couple of years.