Top Business Jobs of the 21st Century
2010: Actuary– In a financially unsound economy, the job of an actuary is quite relevant. Someone is needed to make sense of the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.
Average Income: $85,229
Projected Growth (2020): 27%
2011: Accountant –Despite unsavory portrayals of accountants, they make a pretty good living with quite a bit of job security. As long as people make money, financial record inspection will be a necessity.
Average Income: $65,940
Projected Growth (2022): 11%
2012: Financial Analyst –This career path combines cost-monitoring and presentation skills withstrategic vision.
Average Income: $80,310
Projected Growth (2024): 12%
2013: Brand Manager –Responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing the marketing of a specific product or brand name.
Average Income: $78,000
Projected Growth (2020): 14%
2014: Mathematician– Applies mathematical theories and techniques to solve practical problems in business, engineering, and the sciences.
Average Income: $101,360
Projected Growth (2022): 23%
2015: Market Research Analyst – Studies consumer behavior, then uses those observations to support companies on branding, packaging, and selling products.
Average Income: $60,800
Growth (2022): 31.6
2016: Statistician – Applies theories and methods to answer practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, and other fields.
Average Income: $80,110
Growth (2024): 34%