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Job of the Future

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Andres Cruzalegui

on 9 August 2013

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Jobs of the Future:
High-tech, High-demand Jobs for a rapidly changing economy
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Social Media Manager/Strategist
A social media manager is the individual in an organization trusted with monitoring, contributing to, filtering, measuring and otherwise guiding the social media presence of a brand, product, individual or corporation
* On the National Assessment of Educational Progress, less than one-third of U.S. eighth graders show proficiency in mathematics and science.

* Only about a third of bachelor’s degrees earned in the United States are in a STEM field, compared with approximately 53 percent of first university degrees earned in China, and 63 percent of those earned in Japan.

* More than half of the science and engineering graduate students in U.S. universities are from outside the United States.
Median Wage: $44.86 per hour
Labor Market: 1,200 est. Job openings per year
- California Employment Development Department
Educational Requirements
Bachelors Degree in:
- Public Relations
- Advertising
- Marketing
* Masters Degree makes job candidates
more competitive
Mobile App Developer
Mobile application development is the process by which application software is developed for low-power handheld devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing, downloaded by customers from various mobile software distribution platforms, or delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing (e.g. JavaScript) to provide an "application-like" experience within a Web browser.
Median Wage: $55.00 Per hour
Labor Market: 1,350 est. Job Openings per year
- California Employment Development Department
Educational Requirements
Bachelors Degree in:

- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Programming
Stem Cell Researcher
Increase understanding of how diseases occur. By watching stem cells mature into cells in bones, heart muscle, nerves, and other organs and tissue, researchers and doctors may better understand how diseases and conditions develop.
Median Wage: $52.00 per hour
Labor Market: Employment of medical scientists is expected to increase by 36 percent between 2010 and 2020
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Educational Requirements
Medical Degree and/or Ph.D.
Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.
Median wage: $48.60
Labor Market: 740 job openings per year
- California Employment Development Department
Educational Requirements
Bachelors Degree in:
- Electrical Engineering
Develops and implements policies and procedures for documenting, storing, and retrieving information, and for processing medical-legal documents, insurance data, and correspondence requests, in conformance with federal, state, and local statutes.
Medical Records Administrator
Median Wage: $48.34 per hour
Labor Market: 1,200 jobs openings per year
- California Employment Development Department
Educational Requirements
Masters Degree in:
Health Care Administration
Internet Security Specialist
Regulates access to computer data files, monitors data file use, and updates computer security files. Maintains and oversees overall security of an organization's complex databases and internet content.
Median wage: $38.61
Labor Market: 1,730 job openings per year
- California EDD
Educational Requirements
Bachelors/Masters in:
-Computer Science
-Information Technology
How do I know if I will enjoy one of these careers or if I will be good at it?
Take a Career Assessment:

Kuder Journey; Myers Briggs, Strong, ONET
Informational Interviewing
Interview a career professional in the industry you are interested in pursuing. This process can provide a lot of valuable information from a direct source. You can get a list of sample questions from the AVC Career Center Web Site
Exploration Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Employment Development Department
Andres Cruzalegui
Antelope Valley College
Career Center
Academic Planning
Meet with a Career Advisor
Meet with a counselor to
establish or update your
educational plan
Register with Eureka career/
academic database to research
schools offering your major
Visit schools you are interested
in transferring to.
Meet with a university representative
Meet with a transfer counselor to
get familiar with the transfer
requirements for UCs, CSUs and
private schools
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