WFMY - Looking to advance your career or start in a new profession? Consider Yahoo!'s eight emerging careers for 2013.
Yahoo! evaluated results from the Occupational Information Network, aka O*Net, that monitors trends for the most promising upcoming careers. Here are the projections for 2013:
Precision Agriculture Technician -
This person helps farmers understand how much water or pesticides to use and where the best location to plant crops by using GPS and GIS technology. The projected job growth for this position between 2010 and 2020 is between 10 and 19 percent. The median salary is $43,000.
Mechatronics Engineer - These engineers design systems to automate industrial tasks by using a variety of engineering disciplines. Mechatronics engineers can find work in government and manufacturing industries. The median salary in 2011 was $90,580.
Energy Broker -
Like working with clients? Are energy commodities an interest to you? As an energy broker you'll have the chance to put the two together, working with the sale of energy products between clients and other companies. This profession is projected as much as 19 percent growth through 2020.
Logistics Analyst - By using advanced RFID tagging technology, a logistics analyst examines the process of product delivery. This career is on the fast-track for growth, as much as 28 percent by 2020. The median salary is slightly less than $72,000.
Biostatisticians keep an eye out for patterns of disease emergence and persistence. The projected job growth for a biostatistician is between 10 and 19 percent from 2010 to 2020. The median salary in 2011 was $74,000.
Cytogenetic Technologist - This technologist monitors indicators of genetic abnormalities in fetuses and studies the key genetic elements of various cancers and genetic diseases. The projected job growth is between 10 to 19 percent from 2010 to 2020.
Ergonomists make products and procedures that decrease physical strain and injuries. The median salary in 2011 was more than $77,000.
Environmental Economist - In this job, you'll be able to protect the environment by researching the economic impact of policy decisions relating to air, water, land and renewable-energy resources. Most environmental economists have a master's degree or a doctorate. This is a high-earning job as the median salary in 2011 was $90,550.
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