Changing Careers? The 10 Hottest Career Paths 2010 – 2020

Author: Paula Atwell

If you are training for a new career, it makes sense to train for a career that has a lot of growth potential over the next decade. According to Kiplinger Magazine, there are 10 hot career fields that will continue to grow over the next 10 years.

1.Federal Government Manager
2.Higher-Education Administrator
3.Program Evaluator
4.Corporate Executive in Global Business Development or Global Workforces (International Business)
5.Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist
6.Immigration Expert
7.Researcher
8.Health-Informatics Specialist
9.Optometrist
10.Genetic Counselor
If you break down this list into categories, you can generalize the backgrounds needed for these careers into these categories: physical and mental health care, science with a specialty in physics, chemistry, and/or biology, project management, business with a concentration in international business, and education with management skills.
All of these careers require at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree, with many of them requiring field work experience, and some graduate degrees. These careers require working within a team environment collaboratively or working directly with patients or clients which necessitates well developed people skills, and excellent computer skills.
Therefore, recent college graduates or people looking for a career change should assess their training and job experience in relation to the career path of their choice, then make a list of skills to gain for the career path of their choice. Once this task is completed, you will be ready to find the training and entry level job that will teach you the skills you need to become competitive when seeking jobs in one of these fields. You may want to consider doing an internship in a job related to your career path, to gain more experience and knowledge in the field. For more information on future job trends, read this article.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of a small local gallery in Cleveland, Ohio -- Lake Erie Artists Gallery -- as well as a jewelry artist herself. Paula writes articles for Squidoo, Hubpages, and several other websites.

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