5 Most Popular Jobs of the 21st Century

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If predictions about life in the 21st century were way off base, people may have been wrong about it. Most of the technological advances predicted by science have simply not come into play. However, some of the best and popular employment trends may be taking shape in the 21st century. In addition to the employment gains, there is also an increase in labor force participation over this period. What follows is a list of 4 such jobs for 21st century, ranked on the basis of best in growth.

  • Software Developers

    Average Annual Income: $98,000

Currently, the market is hot for software developers. Playing with technology and apps is the new cool. Software Developers deal with designing computer firmware, operating systems, programming software, testing software and bug fixing. As long as people are using tools that allow us to do almost anything with computers and mobile phones, the world is going to need software developers.
Get ready, pack your bags, and move to Silicon Valley!

  • Physicians and Surgeons

    Average Annual Income: $165,000

Almost half of the practicing physicians are over 55 years old, according to a report by the Alliance for Health Reform. As these aged doctors retire, that gaping void will need filling. And as of that age, they will require more health care services, and this increases the demand in this field.
Well, General Hospital and Grey’s Anatomy flaunts young and dedicated doctors, might as well be true in the near future.

  • Management Analysts

    Average Annual Income: $78,000

Management analysts offer outsider advice to executives about how to improve their businesses and provide business solutions. It’s a core part of the consulting services sector, and is growing in its field with a fast rate. Consultants work in different sectors and for different business firms. Consultants who specialize in health care and IT, particularly cyber security, are expected to have the best job prospects. Job growth in this sector will be at a robust 14% in next ten years.

  • Advertising and Promotions Managers

    Average Annual Income: $93,000

With the market blooming with new products almost every day, promotional and advertisement campaigns are needed in order to generate interest in a product or service. With about 40% of the millennials in this line, this role usually requires some experience along with a basic bachelor’s degree.

  • Statisticians

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What exactly do Statisticians do? They use methods to gather and analyze data from various sources to solve real –world problems in fields like business, science, engineering, medicine, etc.
Sounds interesting? Turns out, millennials are pretty good with figures and data which makes this profession popular amongst the 20- and 30- somethings of the world.



Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.