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Top 10 Careers of the Future [infographic]


When you think about futuristic jobs, you probably think of something along the lines of robot scientist (which could mean either a scientist who builds robots, or a scientist who is a robot — either might apply). But the real jobs of the future probably look a bit more familiar.


(Photo Credit: JD Hancock/Flickr) recently created an infographic detailing several of the top “future jobs,” and the biggest growth projections were for job titles that you might see on a business card today.

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Here are the top three from their selection, together with salary data from PayScale’s Research Center:

1. Registered Nurse: Today’s RN often has a bachelor’s degree and might specialize to work in an ICU, telemetry unit, or acute care facility. Nurses work in a variety of settings, with schedules that vary accordingly.

3,238,300 jobs projected by 2022.

Median annual salary today: $55,594

2. General/Operations Manager: This job is responsible for developing and maintaining budgets and operational and safety systems, and improving efficiency while cutting costs.

2,311,920 jobs projected by 2022.

Median annual salary today: $60,363

3. Accountant: Organized folks who love numbers and want a 9-to-5 working life in an office setting should consider this job, which involves maintaining and analyzing financial data.

1,442,100 jobs projected by 2022.

Median annual salary today: $45,888

Top 10 Jobs of the Future

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Nondestructive Testing level I Technicians make about $65,927 per year and level II technicians make about $95,137. NDT Technicians do inspections on the vital infrastructure of our country; from Bridges and railways to oil/gas pipeline, brake pads, landing gear and plane wing. The future looks great in this career. Our daily safety is dependent on these technicians.

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How about transport logistics

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