What sectors will see a higher demand for employees and vice versa over the next ten years?

For example, many have been speculating that traders are a thing of the past due to a higher amount of automation and high-frequency trading.

What is going to be the "hot" area of the next decade and what area(s) will die out?

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Tough to say but prob tech and energy

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ditto. tech and energy will probably be the next drivers for growth. maybe add infrastructure/rail/transportation and utilities.

man made the money, money never made the man


if were gonna stay general, lets not forget biotech and healthcare.

my guess is that paying attention to where PE/VC funds are investing might give you a heads up too....they seem to be heavy in most of the areas mentioned above..


Infrastructure - rails, industrials, transports, consumer financing, utilties - all drivers of large scale growth.

Tech as well.

Fundamental knowledge of these areas will be very useful

Areas going out of favor - not really sure, I think industry-wise all areas are great. But the equity-side of things is much more computer driven than the rest of them


This is within the context of the US and to a lessor degree other western nations. Some of these trends are applicable globally. As far as timing, some of these trends are already several years in, while others have a while until they hit critical mass.

Traditional media

Hot areas:
Broader healthcare (nursing, managed care, technicians, etc)
Alternative energy
Services (specialized consulting, data systems, security, hr outsourcing, etc)
Education (for-profit education, online, charter schools, etc)
Health-focused foods and consumer products
Longevity hedging/swaps
Privatizations (look for broke governments to start pawning off assets)


also, within tech. i think the way we access/parse/search for information has still got quite a few revolutions to go. watch out google, yahoo and aol were invincible too.


I see more algo trading. More regulation, so trades will be defined around those regulations.


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