Ten Hottest Jobs For The Next Ten Years

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, SmartMoney Magazine has compiled a list of the "Ten Hottest Jobs" for the next decade. Not all are high paying, but all will be in great demand in the coming years.

What are the jobs and what can you make? Salary potential is rated on a five star rating () with each star representing salary potential of $25,000.

Let's take a look. . .

Bioinformatician: Advances in computer modeling and developments in biology, specifically the mapping of the human genome makes these computational biologists in high demand. These are the people who will work with identifying which drugs works with which patients, and demand for them is forecasted to be "100 percent increase per year in the field for the next five years at least."
Salary potential:

Wireless Engineer: From Palm Pilots to cell phones, those technicians who can set up network activities to run in a wireless environment will be high in demand.
Salary potential:

Forensic Accountant: With the growing number of SEC investigations and the opportunity for fraud increasing, these number crunching super sleuths will be in high demand.
Salary potential:

Speech Pathologist: Treating people with speech disorders is much more accepted now that new information is available on those disorders. Demand is forecasted at 39% growth through 2010.
Salary potential: for technicians, for administrators

Data Miner: The need for those people who can sift through mountains of information available in databases and online is expected to grow at 30% a year.
Salary potential: for beginning salaries, for managers.

Home-Care Nurse: Baby boomers, new technologies and a nursing shortage. Nothing else needs to be said.
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Artificial Intelligence Programmer: No longer the domain of robots and sci-fi, artificial intelligence helps build "personality" into everyday objects like smart homes, ATM machines and voice recognition software.
Salary potential:

Adventure Travel Guide: Aging baby boomers with discretionary income will continue to push the demand for specialists in exotic travel destinations.
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Fuel Cell Engineer: Fuel cell power cars will be the wave of the future, and the technology will be introduced into PDA's, cell phones and laptops by engineers who can develop these technologies.
Salary potential:

Intellectual Property Attorney: Software development, biotech patents and Internet-based publishing will make this specialization a growing field in the coming years.
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Visit SmartMoney to find out more about these jobs and how to go about getting the credentials needed to pursue a career in each of these fields.

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