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Best High Demand and High Paying Jobs to 2020

Ms. Inglish is a successful Employment & Training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

Shipping and Transport

Shipping and Transport

Job Increases in Key Industries

From January 2014 through December 2016, occupations in Truck Driving and Registered Nursing were the highest demand jobs in the United States. This led, in turn, to the opening of additional American truck driving schools and the hiring of more truck mechanics. Further. more people became Nurse Practitioners, boosting American Healthcare quality.

Aerospace Manufacturing and Medical Manufacturing began to expand in 2013 and jumped several notches from 2014 through 2016, despite some problems with launch rockets and 40-year-old Russian engines used in some American companies. Engines were replaced by American built units and, especially in Ohio, drone manufacturing and piloting increased numbers of new jobs in a nine billion dollar industry.

IT positions related to all industry sectors also increased.

Job Increases in Key Industries: Truck Driving and Medical Manufacturing remain at the top.

Job Increases in Key Industries: Truck Driving and Medical Manufacturing remain at the top.

Trucking Industry shows largest gains in jobs.

Trucking Industry shows largest gains in jobs.

Employment Projections in USA and UK

Setting aside some higher-paid corporate CEOs and self-employed entrepreneurs, Physicians, Specialists, and Surgeons, all representing the Healthcare Industry will likely continue to receive the highest salaries in America through 2020. However, this is probably true only if the new national healthcare reform laws of 2010 - 2011 do not change pay scales and Usual and Customary insurance reimbursement structures in a way that reduces income for these professionals.

A portion of medical practitioners mentioned above left the practice of general medicine and specialties in the 2000s, because of increasing malpractice insurance costs. Other physicians have begun to reject new patients that 1) are self-pay [have no insurance] or 2) receive Medicare coverage. If insurance reimbursements decline in the amounts usually awarded, then we may see additional physicians leaving the practice of medicine and medical specialties.

National employment projections for America were completed for the 2008 - 2018 decade and published in the fall of 2010 to replace projections for the 2006 - 2016 decade. While national projections for 2010 - 2020 will be released likely in 2012, some states and metro areas have already established such projections. Many of these include a high proportion of healthcare professionals.

The United Kingdom already has a set of employment projections for 2020 in London. the document is called Destinations 2020 and predicts that the UK will follow London in its economic and job growth to 2020.

We will have a look at salaries of the highest paying jobs in both the USA and UK among these projections mentioned above.

IT Networks

IT Networks

Highest Paying Jobs to 2018 in the USA

According to the US Federal statistics in employment projections to 2018, the US has only seven job titles categories as Very High Wages:

  1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts. 53+% increase in jobs. Bachelor's degree.
  2. Computer Software Engineers, Applications. 34% increase. Bachelor's degree.
  3. Management Analysts. 24% increase. Bachelor's or Advanced and work experience.
  4. Registered Nurses (RNs). 22.2% increase. Associates degree, 3-yr RN, or 4-yr BSN.
  5. Physicians and Surgeons. 21.8% increase. Professional degree(s)
  6. Accountants and Auditors - includes Forensic Accounting. 21.7% increase. Bachelor's degree.
  7. Post-secondary (College/University/Training) Teachers with a Doctoral Degree. 15% increase.

Among the American high demand jobs listed above, the first three are involved in IT (Information Technology). Two are in Healthcare, one in Accounting, and one in Higher Education.

The two IT positions are predicted to increase at much higher rates than any of the others in the list. This is particularly true of the Network Systems occupations and Systems and Software positions appearing in Healthcare, Management Analysis, Accounting, and Education.

Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe

Aerospace Manufacturing Jobs 2016 - 2025

Aerospace manufacturing jobs are expected to increase quickly from 2017 - 2025, as space exploration and aerospace business ventures increase in numbers. Important companies for this are the following entities, many of them in the NASA Commercial Crew:

  1. Lockheed Martin
  2. UTC Aerospace Systems
  3. Northrop Grumman
  4. Pratt & Whitney
  5. Parker Hannifin Corporation
  6. Raytheon
  7. UTC Climate Controls & Security
  8. GKN Aerospace
  9. Honeywell
  10. SpaceX
  11. Aerojet Rocketdyne
  12. Planetary Resources
  13. The Aerospace Corporation
  14. Orbital ATK
Broadway, NYC

Broadway, NYC

The London Eye

The London Eye

Highest Paying Jobs in the UK to 2020

New jobs are expected to increase in London by 540,000 positions by 2020. The highest demand jobs from 2010 – 2020 are expected to be those in the following list.

Note that Professional and Management positions are expected to account for over half of these new jobs. The relevant data was analyzed by the London Development Agency at lda.gov.uk/.

  1. Managers and Senior Officials of Companies
  2. Professional jobs
  3. Personal Service jobs
  4. Retail Sales
  5. Customer Service Representatives and similar
  6. Entry Level positions in a number of industries

The first two categories of the set of six high demand jobs above, In management and Professions (including Business Analysts, Financial Directors, solme IT Positions, some Physicians, and others) will produce the highest salaries

Jobs Expected to Decline:

  1. Administrative jobs and Secretaries
  2. Skilled Trades
  3. Plant and Machine Operations jobs.

The London Development Agency (LDA) is instrumental in the planning and implementation of the 2012 Olympiad and Paralymics in London. This includes many facets, but notably a park project post-games and a volunteer program connected to the games that train the unemployed in needed skills to fill new jobs.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

How About Jobs in Australia? Agricultural Worker Shortages

Job openings in Australia increased from 2014 - 2018 (Business Insider Australia, November 5, 2018), but the government modified immigration laws to help farmers meet harvesting crew needs during autumn 2018. Foreign backpackers and other working visitors to the country can now stay longer, provided they help fill farming job shortages, according to The Guardian.

In fact, these guests on working holidays can triple the length of their stays if they perform agricultural work and they can skip the previously required return to their home countries every six months. This is a radical way of handling worker shortages.

Automotive and Other Industries

Meanwhile, recruiting agencies are enticing Irish nationals in Australia back home to work because they are needed in Ireland in 2018 - 2019.

Early on November 5, 2018, it was reported that Australia needs 100,000 more workers in its automotive industry (The Advertiser, November 5, 2018). Moreover, Australia's version of Indeed.com advertised many jobs needing no experience or college degrees, and offering a salary of $100,000, largely in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane (Daily Telegraph, November 4, 2018).

High Wage Jobs in Australia

  • Top 10 High Demand High-Paying Jobs in Australia

    During the summer of 2010, news from the respected business economy publication BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK (reference link) was that Canada and Australia seemed little touched by the Recession of 2008-2010.

Sources

  • Carey, A. Australia Post braces for ‘record Christmas’ with scores of casual positions. News.com.au; November 5, 2018. https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/careers/australia-post-braces-for-record-christmas-with-scores-of-casual-positions/news-story/63fdf0b81bf3041da36814c7af2b18ed. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  • Davidson, H. Australia to relax working holiday visas for backpackers and Pacific Islanders. The Guardian. November 5, 2018.
  • Inglish, P. Attendance at Active Air Force Civil Air Patrol educator training weeks in Michigan and Ohio; August 2013, August 2017, August 2018.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2011 Patty Inglish MS

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Mark Hunt on September 04, 2012:

Very useful hub and well written, you did a great job :-)

khmohsin on September 04, 2012:

Patty Inglish, MS

A great hub idea represented by you. as the global business grew, The demand of the trades above mentioned also increased. But There is no doubt to say that alternative energy resources is also a big deal in this regard.

Liked and voted up. Keep it up with the same passion

Fun2Video on September 04, 2012:

Really a great hub and i think its a guid for students to take their study on right way to get job in future.

Jim Loxley from London on September 04, 2012:

Surprising to see such big numbers in the transport sector. I wouldn't have guessed that before reading this hub. Interesting article.

WPintegration from Noida on September 03, 2012:

Thanks for very useful tips. helpful your post

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on July 19, 2012:

And every year, news types of jobs and careers will add themselves to this list. Thanks for the post, Steg.

Spunk Nellie from New York, NY on July 18, 2012:

This Hub is about as helpful as it gets for an incoming college freshman. Thanks for all the great info!

jcales on June 25, 2012:

very true passion is needed. I have a burning desire to teach p/t again like I did while in College. It is very rewarding and you feel a sense of achievement. I know the pay won't be high but there is a passion.

growrichfast from india on June 22, 2012:

's really a great post keeping all things in focus , bravo

ruth on March 15, 2012:

i think it's not on what kind of job you have but on how you give value to it. you can always have the highest paying job or even the highest position but if you don't love it and value it, you'll never be satisfied. Passion & dedication are really important.

jcales on March 06, 2012:

I wish that researching alternative fuels would rise in job demand

htodd from United States on February 26, 2012:

Writing jobs will be on hike also and Demand of good writers will increase..Wonderful hub ..Thanks

Natasha from Hawaii on February 26, 2012:

Fascinating. I wish I had studied something more useful the first time I was in school, but I fell right into the "do what you like!" trap we present our children. It may be nice to enjoy our degree or related jobs, but it doesn't always get the bills paid. It's pretty cool to see what would have worked or what would work if I chose to do something different.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 24, 2012:

That is a very good idea to include the returning to work!

Melis Ann from Mom On A Health Hunt on February 24, 2012:

Interesting information for the college bound, but also for mothers whose children are grown and looking to go into another career. Thanks for the tips!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 23, 2012:

Whereabouts? I'm seeing a lot of jobs for IT engineers around he USA.

birdslover from New Delhi, India on February 23, 2012:

Nice hub!! I am worried about IT sector, it is declining.

Magicdust Staff from Sydney, Australia on February 23, 2012:

Gotta love well researched hubs likek this :)Well done its a great analysis on remuneration trends

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 23, 2012:

Yes, incredibly expensive and time-intensive. Biographies I've read of physicians' training, internships and residencies make me shudder!

ChrisWritesHubs on February 23, 2012:

It makes sense that jobs in the medical field have a high demand with our aging population. It's very expensive to get medical training but it appears to be worth the expense and effort.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 21, 2012:

Glad to create so much excitement. Go and conquer.

LifeStylePets from Florida on February 15, 2012:

This is great information. Especially for those going into or completing college!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 14, 2012:

We would probably need to contact a medical board in the USA to find why this is true.

haikutwinkle on February 14, 2012:

I'm interested to know about the differences or similarities of Educations of Doctors in the US and UK.

In Japan, a doctor's education takes 7 years to complete. The qualification is probably only recognizable in Japan. Unlike a medical qualification from the US or UK, it is widely accepted in many countries.

I'm interested to know why and whether there are differences and similarities to their Education.

Regards

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 13, 2012:

I've written only about immigration regulations, but what aspects iterest you?

haikutwinkle on February 13, 2012:

Thanks for this hub.

I was wondering if you have written any hubpages about points of consideration when relocating to another country for work (for example, when a Japanese doctor intends to work in the US, what are some of the important considerations?)

xethonxq on December 06, 2011:

Excellent information. You did a fantastic job of putting all of this data together in an easy to read format. I found it very useful! thanks Patty!

MattyLeeP from Tucson, AZ on December 06, 2011:

I am sad to hear about skilled trades declining, I am an out of work electrician in Tucson. I just signed my first writing contract but I am still broke, arg! Thanks for the hub, sounds like I need to learn something new.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 05, 2011:

Well, if you keep writing, perhaps you'll strike it rich here, cclitgirl!

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on December 05, 2011:

Well-researched and well-done. Now...if only my brain were actually wired to do one of those occupations. Hehehehe. Voted up.

Pam Valentine from The Heartland, USA on December 02, 2011:

Your welcome, you earned it! Good research and well written. I have 3 adult kids, banking, aerospace and oil and they are doing well, waiting to see what direction my 2 high school-ers (10 years behind my adult kids) go. Hubby is in aerospace, but recently that particular sector of aerospace has been hard hit, glad to hear it will pick up soon.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 01, 2011:

Great! - Healthcare and Aerospace are gearing up to explode with jobs from 2012 - 2015 as well.

Thanks for all the neat comments, too.

Pam Valentine from The Heartland, USA on December 01, 2011:

Fantastic hub, I will pass this on to my high school seniors!

E Dharsi on November 30, 2011:

That was an awesome article :)

MakeEasyCash from Michigan on November 30, 2011:

Very informative :)

Alex Murray on November 30, 2011:

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Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 29, 2011:

Internships can be very important in learning and in providing a step up into full-time employment. Thanks, GClark.

GClark from United States on November 29, 2011:

Definitely Voted Up! Great information and well-researched subject that has obviously hit a hot button for many. We truly have become a global workplace with many able to utilize their skills to work internationally and see the world. At one time as a side business, I helped place foreign graduate students as interns in a variety of industries in the USA. It was a way for the student to combine theory with experience. Thanks again for sharing. You never disappoint. GClark

htodd from United States on November 26, 2011:

Jobs pays less and inflation is very high but there is always demand of talent ..Thanks for the useful information

icountthetimes on November 11, 2011:

Thanks for this. I'm from the UK myself so the second part of your write-up was especially interesting to me.

disujaalbart from california on November 10, 2011:

VERY NICE HUB... GREAT WORK..

Sanford Rainey from Texas USA on November 10, 2011:

Short but Sweet! Nice.

Grace Whites from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA on November 08, 2011:

Thank you for this information.. This one is really good. Keep up your good work!

Carolyn Sands from Hollywood Florida on November 07, 2011:

Thanks for your hub. Great information and it is very well written

Greg Johnson from Indianapolis on November 07, 2011:

Great hub, interesting information, although it's to late for me to change fields.

feny from china on November 05, 2011:

good information,maybe I need to study more and more.lol~~

IJR112 on November 03, 2011:

Great hub. Yeah, America needs more engineers coming out of schools to meet the demand for those jobs in the future. Fewer liberal arts majors and more science-oriented graduates would be a big help going forward.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on October 31, 2011:

You really do your research. Great article!

LeeGenchrist from Northeast on October 18, 2011:

Very interesting analysis, it will be even more interesting to see how the general state of the American Economy fares. Especially, over the next two years.

Matheus Andhy from U.S on October 18, 2011:

very usefull hubs, like it

jojojo on October 18, 2011:

well good

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 17, 2011:

I'll add links to my North Dakota oil & gas boom Hubs.

doodlebugs from Southwest on October 16, 2011:

Good information Patty. One little known niche job market is in oil and gas drilling. Several new discoveries, some of which I write about in my Hubs, are creating thousands of high tech oilfield jobs.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 15, 2011:

In 2011 - 2012, we are hjaving an upsurge in Skilled Trades, especially among technicians in the automotive, aeronautics and aviation, oil & gas (N. Dakota) industries, so we will see BIG changes in estimates for the 2012 - 2022 decade govt projections!

Clericals Admins and Secretaries? Still declining many places. We'll take another look in 2012. Same with Plabnt and Machine IOperations, but that may increase as Skilled Trades increase. Thanks for commenting!!

shop online fast from Brooklyn, NY on October 14, 2011:

great!

but, the 3 jobs that you mention are on the decline is a total shock to me

1.Administrative jobs and Secretaries

2.Skilled Trades

3.Plant and Machine Operations jobs

there are certain jobs that i thought would always be in demand: doctors, lawyers, accountants and administrative workers.

i call administrative workers invaluable door keepers. they are the ones who organize our schedules and junks for us. how will we manage without them?

shahnewaz from Dhaka on October 14, 2011:

Very good information.Thanks

Eight8Consulting from United States on October 14, 2011:

Amazing hub, really unique set of information illustrated.

Crizzy Becham from Texas on October 14, 2011:

Informational hub! updated info about jobs, well this is really a great help for the fresh grad and also who will take up a college degree, when they see this posts you can gave them an option what to take as career in college.

laringo from From Berkeley, California. on October 13, 2011:

Patty your detail and layout of this Hub is loaded with good info and easy to read. I seldom comment like I should but you are number 1.

lois sunday from manila,philippines on October 13, 2011:

wow! this is a great hub!

kripkrip420 from In relation to what? on October 12, 2011:

Very nice Hub! I will more than likely be moving to America sometime in the near future (after I complete my education) and it seems that the field I plan to work in will be more than happy to supply me a job! Thanks for the information! Voted up and useful.

cloudrider from Dallas, Tx on October 11, 2011:

They lied to me I got my degree in Accounting and that's supposedly in demand because people forgot how to count but no one hires you without experience... Insurance is where its at!...

Ratanak Ou on October 11, 2011:

That's great hub! I love to read from the beginning until end!

leshey from England on October 11, 2011:

Very interesting. Thanks! I'm surprised to see and expected decline in skilled trades in the U.K. though. I was always under the impression that there wasn't enough people in that area of work.

allaboutseo from United Kngdom on October 11, 2011:

awesome post i like it so i vote up and useful too.....!!!!1

Roby on October 08, 2011:

nice

softhard from Kathmandu on October 05, 2011:

Informative! Also glad to see software eg on no 2 as i m on that profession.:-)

Dr Rockpile from USA on October 04, 2011:

It's a shame I'm not the slightest bit interested in having a job in Healthcare. Looks like that is the place to be.

Gorochi from All Around the World on October 03, 2011:

Very useful hub! That said, I've had overall negative impressions of PhDs being able to get jobs after graduating. And really, unless you're totally passionate about your area, the other jobs on the list are much better financial investments.

ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY on October 03, 2011:

Wonderful effort for unemployed persons. Great job. I vote it up.

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on October 03, 2011:

I'm teaching a college & careers class to high school students right now and one thing to be considered is employability after college. Some professions are growing, as you have shown here, others are very difficult to find a job in.

suregeek from www.suregeek.com on September 29, 2011:

Get Ready! Another recession is approaching! 2008 was nothing compared to this!

Kimbelia from Greater Vancouver, BC on September 28, 2011:

The tech community is definitely growing. It's a lot of work though! My hubby is a systems guy and he's rarely away from his computer. He loves his job though. :)

Jeff Vickery from Somewhere, Arkansas on September 24, 2011:

Interesting information. I still can't see myself going into one of those career paths though.

A M Lehrer from Southern United States on September 22, 2011:

interesting and well written hub! Thanks for the much needed info!

stefegzmbu on September 21, 2011:

what a great hub. I agree that more companies than ever are hiring IT people

sakesare on September 21, 2011:

Great hub here. I love the arrangement that you have used in it.

townstate from Salmon Idaho on September 20, 2011:

I'm keeping up on my computer skills for sure!

ghiblipg on September 20, 2011:

too bad...my job is not in the list.

bjornborgboxers from The Netherlands on September 19, 2011:

Hmmm. Maybe it's time to go back in education and re-educate myself :)

peaktime from California on September 19, 2011:

great hub

Lenny Rinen from Auckland, New Zealand on September 19, 2011:

thanks, good information, it helps. cheers

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 11, 2011:

Thanks to everyone for so many interesting comments.

@Anatolia - Enginnering is growing in job openings in the USA in 1) healthcare database management, digital equipment, robotics, prosthetics, and other medical applications, 2)computer parts manufacturing, 3) aerospace technology manufacturing and operations, 4) defense, and some others. Best wishes!

Anatolia Iita on September 11, 2011:

so well written and informative. so where does engineering fall? in the declining category or the one in demand? and which desciplines? thanks.

Xinox Leugim from Philippines on August 30, 2011:

Am relieved to know that nurses are still one of the most sought jobs in the US and UK as my daughter is taking up nursing and hopefully to graduate next year. It's a bit alarming, that recent news in our country declares that there is a lot of unemployed nurses. Hope the demand locally and offshore will increase in the coming years.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on August 28, 2011:

Government expectations and employment projections can change or just be plain wrong. Thanks for the news!

willwriting from London on August 28, 2011:

Interesting to see skilled trades marked as one that will decline in the UK as they have been booming recently

Mico Sam from Irvine, CA on August 27, 2011:

I fully agree with your research. IT jobs will be highest payed in USA. Thanks for sharing.http://www.micocrane.com

andrewwilliams63 on August 18, 2011:

Wow, very interesting...it's a shame that skilled work seems to be on the decline

SleeplessnLaJolla from La Jolla, Ca on August 16, 2011:

Awesome work! Thank you!

heresplanb on August 16, 2011:

Great hub lots of useful information.

cowtowngirl77 on August 09, 2011:

Good hub, very informative.

Carolyn Moe on July 23, 2011:

very informative.

Reviewit4u on July 20, 2011:

I notice that Internet marketing is not listed, lol. Great hub.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on July 20, 2011:

Because Monsanto has a legal control on all the seeds. Chemically treated so you can't save seed from a harvest and plant it next year. Won't It is going to be WAY expensive to be a large-farm farmer.

Heirloom seeds you can plant year-to-year are the way urban and small farmers are going.

AgesMGMT from New York on July 19, 2011:

interesting, I was just reading in Time magazine that one of the new jobs to watch is being a Farmer. Trade in your suit and tie for some boots and a trailer haha. But seriously if you think about it it makes sense, the food supply is decreasing and the population is increasing. Why wouldn't being a farmer be a great position to be in 2020.

Olaguma from Slovenia on July 19, 2011:

Great Hub... it would be interesting to watch tourism industry too.

gagagh on July 19, 2011:

It seems that people that have specific skill sets bring in higher pay checks then people that are in more generic jobs.

moneymake on July 18, 2011:

Great article, success requires a lot of planning and forethought.

Obscure_Treasures from USA on July 17, 2011:

Great job.looks like U have really bend Ur back 2 gather such informations.A job in UNDP or Unicef can also be very High salary Ones or Microsoft,Apple nd Bose