A list of the top future jobs in high demand

Last Updated : June 15 2017

A list of the top future jobs in high demand

by Nathan Ford 2017 June 15

A list of top jobs with high demand in the future

Looking for a job can be pretty tough, especially for young adults fresh out of college...right?

Whether you are a fresh grad who wants to put their education to the test, a middle-aged person who wants to jump careers, or a parent searching for top high-demand jobs for your children when it's their time to fly out of the nest, you’re going to have to deal with changing realities ways down the road. By 2025 or so, the employment landscape is going to be much different, so if you want to understand what your options are going to be in the future, then you're in the right place.


Why career prospects’ futures are important to understand

For the average person not too well versed in economics and business jargon, complex ideas like labor market, BLS, competitive analysis don’t matter much. What matters is 'increasing' and 'decreasing' or 'in demand' and 'dying out.’ In short: the jobs that are going to be in demand, and jobs that would soon be phased out by technological advances.

That’s right--the evolution in careers (and almost everything else) is going to be brought about by the almost crazy advancements predicted to be seen in the field of technology. And it will create a ripple effect that's going to affect nearly everything, ranging from the medical field to the education field. The future is all but going to revolve around technology and what job opportunities it's going to bring forth--or take away.

Let's talk about the latter part of the aforementioned sentence first. According to the statistics, the employment outlook for the following type of jobs is not going to be good:

  • Installation and Maintenance
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Office and Administration
  • Arts, Entertainment and Sports
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Legal

All these will mainly go out because they require the kind of human labor that could feasibly be replaced by robots.

Now for the former and more important part; which job opportunities are going to be available in the future?

To start off, I'll give you a list of the top future jobs in high demand--companies have already started their planning regarding the old as well as future jobs--along with more information about it.


Jobs with high demand in the future

Almost all computer and mathematical jobs

Of course, this one had to come first. Since the future is going be heavily technology-based, any computer-related skill set is just as good a guarantee. In fact, as early as now, information technology-related jobs are already in demand and high-paying:

  • Computer Programmers
  • Software developers
  • Information Security Analysts


Data analysts

Plainly put, more technology = more data. And more data = more people required to analyze the data.


Jobs in the medical field

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Medical and health service managers
  • Psychiatrists and psychologists
  • Physicians and surgeons
  • Physiologists
  • Licensed and vocational nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Physical therapists


Engineering jobs

  • System Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Robotics
  • Nanotechnology


Development specialists and human resources persons

To deal with the drastically changing outlook of job options, top companies have decided to teach their new employees the new skill sets required for the newly created jobs. These aforementioned professionals will be important in the hiring and development of these new labor forces.


Government relations experts

Companies will also be searching for the individuals who could deal with the new legalities that come along with the new development in the technology sector. Companies will look for individuals who will be able to traverse through the legal information and make the best possible situation for the company in terms of government relations and laws.


Educational jobs

It's estimated that the salary of elementary school teachers is going to increase by 18-23%, which actually is a lot! The same thing goes for college professors and high school teachers.


Creatives industry

Creativity is something that cannot be programmed. It's something that's innately human and so the jobs that directly stem from ingenuity and imagination like writing or anything aesthetic, will, if not go on demand, stay stable. Robots can do automated jobs, but it requires humanity to create something innovative and original.

These are all the jobs that are predicted to turn into high-demand occupations in the future. But I would advise you to also look out for jobs that do not exist yet! Yes, that does sound peculiar, but I'm sure that a person from the 18th century would've felt slightly out of touch if they’d known that there would one day exist jobs like social media representative or computer engineer.

I think it's safe to say that you should start the preparation for your future now if you want a top job in high demand by 2025. So good luck!

Nathan Ford
#1 Nathan FordAuthor 18 March, 2014, 12:37 Nathan lives in Southern California together with his family. He loves photography and enjoys playing golf.