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Top 5 most stable, well-paying careers in the future?

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #1
    Hi, can anyone provide their list of what they believe will be the top 5?
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  3. Nov 16, 2008 #2
    In 10-15 years future
  4. Nov 16, 2008 #3


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    How about an easy question, like which stocks will rise the most in 10-15 years? :biggrin:
  5. Nov 16, 2008 #4
    My academic advisor is a physicist with brothers who are doctors of theology, medicine, and chemistry, and one who drives trucks. The smartest one is the truck driver, he's making the most.
  6. Nov 16, 2008 #5
    Investment firm executive.

    Actually, that's all five. But somewhere near the top is the guy who sells yachts to investment firm executives, as well.
  7. Nov 17, 2008 #6
    Be a doctor. That's why everyone wants to be one.

    Accept that you will never lead a risk-free life. You will always be at the mercy of the whims of those with more than you. Educate yourself in a specific skill and get into management as quickly as possible. Unless, of course, your company merges, then middle management will be the first to be purged. To hell with soft skills: solid quals are the best to compete.

    Alternately, a director at a bank seems to be a pretty cushy job and you get bailed out by government when you **** up.
  8. Nov 17, 2008 #7
    For a four-year degree, I would say Engineering followed by Nursing.

    Engineers can make six figures if they're talented, work hard, and have reserves of ambition.
    Charge Nurses can make $60k with 36 hour workweeks in larger hospitals.

    For a higher-level degree, I would stick with the traditional Medicine or Law, although I would say that Medicine will be much more "stable" when it comes to a weekly paycheck.
  9. Nov 17, 2008 #8
    Another option is to do a job no one really wants to do. Researcher at a cigarette company? Nuclear weapons developer (I would actually do that one, though)? How many people would devote their lives to building and developing electric chairs for enlightened governments such as Texas? Take the competition out of the market and you have a job for life.
  10. Nov 17, 2008 #9
    What would you guys say about Biotechnology. Would a research or management position be better in these companies on the coming years or decades?
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