Yes, individuals will likely have a promising career if they study one or more of the STEM subjects: science, mathematics, engineering and technology. But there are plenty of other jobs that are in demand, pay well and are secure, according to's Best Jobs for 2018.

"Automation and the elimination of certain jobs seem to flood the news cycle every month or so, but if there's anything this list proves, it's that there's a wide variety of jobs and industries among the top 100,"says McLeod Brown, marketing assistant at

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.