Chicago Booth Review October 2017 (my source) pored over employment data and reviewed the findings of leading academics and other experts in government and top consulting firms to determine where middle-class jobs will come from in the future. They identified 15 well-paying jobs that are are likely to grow the most between now and 2024, with the fastest-growing (by percentage) at the top of the list.
The job categories at lowest risk, according to this report: management; computer, engineering, and science; education, legal, arts, and media; and, of course,
Core skills such as “originality,” “social perceptiveness,” “assisting and caring for others,” “persuasion,” and ”negotiation” are the most difficult for computers to replicate.
Workers in heavily blue-collar industries such as production, construction, transportation, maintenance and repair, and farming and fisheries face the highest risk, along with white-collar employees in service and sales. It's great to see demand for electricians which only requires a 2 yr apprenticeship and very little debt to secure that profession.
If you have young people in your life considering career options, share this graph with them. It might help nudge them down a career path that has lots of promise and income potential!