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The 10 best jobs for the future, 2016 edition

Kiplinger Logo By Best Jobs for the Future 2016 of Kiplinger | Slide 1 of 11: <p>The job market in the U.S. is looking good. The unemployment rate has dropped below the 5% mark for the first time since 2008 and is <a href="http://portal.kiplinger.com/article/business/T019-C000-S010-unemployment-rate-forecast.html" target="_blank">expected to continue trending downward</a>. But not every profession is booming.</p><p>To help you find the right job for your future, we made it our job to identify which careers are the most promising. Starting with a list of 784 popular occupations, we narrowed the choices to 10 by focusing on <strong>fields that have been adding to their ranks over the past decade and that are projected to continue expanding well into the next decade.</strong></p><p>Pay, of course, was another important consideration for our rankings. <strong>All of the jobs on our list have annual salaries that are well above—and in many cases more than double—that of the average occupation.</strong> We also favored jobs that don't necessarily require a huge investment in education to get started. While two of our top jobs do require advanced degrees, you can break into the other eight positions with an associate's or bachelor's degree.</p><p><strong>Take a look at 10 of the best jobs for the future. </strong></p>

The 10 best jobs for the future, 2016 edition

The job market in the U.S. is looking good. The unemployment rate has dropped below the 5% mark for the first time since 2008 and is expected to continue trending downward. But not every profession is booming.

To help you find the right job for your future, we made it our job to identify which careers are the most promising. Starting with a list of 784 popular occupations, we narrowed the choices to 10 by focusing on fields that have been adding to their ranks over the past decade and that are projected to continue expanding well into the next decade.

Pay, of course, was another important consideration for our rankings. All of the jobs on our list have annual salaries that are well above—and in many cases more than double—that of the average occupation. We also favored jobs that don't necessarily require a huge investment in education to get started. While two of our top jobs do require advanced degrees, you can break into the other eight positions with an associate's or bachelor's degree.

Click through to a look at 10 of the best jobs for the future.

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