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10 of the Best Jobs for Your Future

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As baby boomers retire, their mass exodus from the labor market presents younger generations with greater employment opportunities. But not every profession is booming.

So we put ourselves to work to identify some of the country's most promising careers. Starting with a list of 784 popular occupations, we narrowed the choices to 10 by focusing on fields that not only have been adding to their ranks over the past decade but also are projected to continue to expand well into the next decade. In addition to long-term trends, we favored jobs with strong hiring demand in recent months.

Pay, of course, was another important factor. All of the jobs on our list have annual salaries that are well above—and in some cases more than double—that of the average occupation. And you don't have to stay in school forever to get hired. Most of the jobs require just an associate's or bachelor's degree.

Take a look at 10 of the best jobs for the future.

Unless otherwise noted, all employment data was provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), a labor market research firm owned by CareerBuilder. EMSI collects data from more than 90 federal, state and private sources, including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total number of jobs listed are for 2014.Ten-year job growth figures, both historical and projected, represent the percent change in the total number of jobs in an occupation between the start of the period and the end of the period. Annual earnings were calculated by multiplying median hourly earnings by 2,080, the standard number of hours worked in a year by a full-time employee

10 of the Best Jobs for Your Future

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