For many job hunters, the options look gloomy in every direction. But there are some sectors that are flourishing, and will continue to do so in coming years. In his book "Best Jobs for the 21st Century," Laurence Shatkin offers guidance to all career seekers, and lists the most fertile 400 jobs of the future.
Shatkin studied the Bureau of Labor Statistics' projected data for 2008 to 2018, and analyzed a job's predicted growth and openings, as well as its expected average annual salary. He crunched the numbers, and these are the top 10 jobs overall for the 21st century: