12 Six-Figure Jobs That Will Be In High Demand Over The Next Decade
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If you haven’t hit F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early), there’s a good chance you’re still in your wealth accumulation phase. And that, of course, means you probably have a full-time job. Whatever field you find yourself in, the goal is always to move up the ladder and have your salary increase as well. That said, we recently came across a report, gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that shows what the some of the best six-figure jobs of the next decade will be.
At the rate that technology is moving, it’s never a bad idea to get an idea of where the job market might be moving. After all, think of all the careers that exist now that didn’t exist in 2011. Times change. And the job market tends to change with it. If you think you’ll need to be employed for another decade, it is best to be prepared.
Six-Figure Jobs That Will Be Populate Over The Next Decade
Before we jump in, it is worth nothing that a lot of the highest paying jobs for the next decade are in the medical field. That could be for a number of very obvious reasons, like they keep our population healthy. But we’d like to think it’s to sway some people who want to be Instagram influencers into the field of medicine. (Note: we’re wrong.)
12. Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $99,090
11. General and Operations Managers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $103,650
10. Information Security Analysts
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $103,590
9. Medical And Health Services Managers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $104,280
8. Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts/Testers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $110,140
7. Nurse Practitioners
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $111,680
6. Physician Assistants
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $115,390
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $126,930
4. Financial Managers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $134,180
3. Marketing Managers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $142,170
2. Computer and Information Systems Managers
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $151,150
1. Ophthalmologists and Other Physicians
Average yearly earnings in 2020: $208,000
A lot of the careers on this list require extra schooling or a very specialized skillset. That is why they tend to pay higher. One other thing to consider is the occupations listed are mostly in areas where you are someone’s employee. So you won’t see anything entrepreneurial-based on this list or any list like it.
What we’re saying is… if you don’t want to be someone’s employee, go to college for longer than you have to and you want to make a ton of money, one path to that is starting your own business. Or get into sales, preferably a field with high-demand and highly priced products. Like, say, medical devices. (Oh no! Everything comes back to healthcare!)
For more information regarding the growth of these positions and the education required, head on over to Business Insider.