Researchers from UC San Diego think they know what jobs will be most needed in USA in the future. In a new book, “Closing America’s Job Gap,” Mary Walshok, Tapan Munroe and Henry DeVries list the top 10 innovative sectors where the jobs might be.

English translation and foreign languages is listed 4th in the ranking. Researchers say language and translation skills are going to be very important in the coming decade. Those who speak both English and Spanish will be especially well off. Although a little familiarity with Swahili can’t hurt.

The other jobs listed are:

  • English as a foreign language
  • Embedded engineering
  • Mobile media
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Renewable energy and green jobs
  • Action sports innovators
  • Independent consulting
  • Geriatric healthcare
  • Welding, pipe fitting and mechanics

See: Los Angeles Times