I've been a regular reader of Popular Science since junior high and have always enjoyed their visions of the future. The article 10 Best Jobs of the Future includes the usual far out, futuristic stuff Popsci is known for.
My favorite is fusion worker, mostly because fusion is a technology that's always a decade away.
But I was somewhat surprised to see "Forecaster of Everything" on the list - mainly because this is such a hot area today.
Key quote on this job from the article:
"As the barrage of data grows—tweets, insulin-meter uploads, facial-recognition billboards—we’ll need skilled people to choose what data to pull and how to make it useful. As businesses become more dependent on these analyses, the raw data itself will become a key commodity, creating its own industry. Expect openings for data brokers trading exclusive rights to data portfolios."
The data analytics and forecasting field has been growing rapidly over the last decade and is exploding right now (think Google, Facebook, hedge funds, biotech, the list goes on and on).
There are great jobs available right now to people with these skills. Intuit, for example, is currently looking for a group product manager "to drive the creation of data-driven products."
So in this case, the future is now.