11.Petroleum: There are a number of jobs available in petroleum. The world’s energy demands are growing, and even though efforts to increase the use of alternative energy are underway, petroleum is still the main energy source for most of the world. And with countries like China and India ready to expand their oil use, a petroleum engineer could make a great deal of money in the next decade.
12.Green energy: Even though oil remains the main energy source, green energy is gaining some popularity. Engineers and others will be needed to increase the efficiency of alternative energy sources, as well as design and build different types of devices. If you have training in biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, or a number of other science disciplines, you could find a good job in green energy in the next decade.
13.Civil engineer: One of the jobs expected to be in high demand over the next 10 years is civil engineer. With the infrastructure of the U.S. crumbling, civil engineers will be needed to help design and build roads and bridges, as well as design urban spaces.
14.Aerospace engineering: There are a number of different jobs expected to come available in the next decade related to aerospace engineering. From aircraft to spacecraft, this combines engineering and physical sciences concepts to build the vehicles that will take us into the future.
15.Astronomy: Astronomy and astrophysics are expected to continue to grow in the coming decade. Scientists expect to learn more about the origins of the universe, and to learn more about how this information might affect basic understanding of fundamental physics on earth.
16.Engineering manager: You don’t have to get your hands dirty as an engineer. If you have a good head for math and physical science, you can manage other engineers. You still have to go through engineering training, but you can manage others and take advantage of the salary combo that comes as an engineer and a manager.
16.Nanotechnology: Science and technology continue to shrink to the nanoscale. If you are good at math and physical science you can get some training in nanotechnology, and get a job for the future.
18.Materials science: As nanotechnology advances, and as devices change in the future, scientists will need to be able to work on new materials and discover their properties. If you are interested in chemistry and physics, you can help develop new materials and devices that advance technology and improve life.
19.Computer programming: Computers run most aspects of our lives. This means that there will be a need for programmers who can create new programs and keep things moving. Computer programming is expected to continue to grow.
20.Computer software engineer: This job is expected to grow explosively over the next decade. You need an understanding of computer technology and math to be a computer software engineer, as well as programming skills and a willingness to continue to learn and develop your skills.
21.Computer and Information Systems Manager: You can make six figures if you know how information and data work. Over the next decade, computer and information are only going to become more integrated in life, and if you can manage these systems, you could find a good job.
22.Military technology: Science and engineering can combine to create a good job in military technology. With wars continuing, and no expectation for true peace in the next decade, military technology is a field that is expected to grow.
23.Forensic science: There are a number of avenues to pursue related to forensic science. You will find that these jobs are demand, as those able to analyze data, and those who have a basic understanding of physics and biology are needed to help solve crimes.