If your kids are entering high school right now, they probably need to start thinking about what professional fields interest them. If you are anticipating a mid-life career change, you need to be thinking, too. The hard part in this exercise is picking a career path that will exist in our country eight years from now. It's a continuously moving target. But, you need to start somewhere, as an article by Sue Shellenbarger and provided by the Wall Street Journal suggests. The article points out a good place for research is provided by the U.S. Labor Department.