10 Most Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa

Written by Kao Cenderik

As some world economies recover, analysts and investors are looking at the enormous possibilities for growth and development in Africa. Though unemployment in some African nations reportedly remains higher than 25 percent, general numbers are improving, and many believe that emerging economies in Africa are set to expand rapidly in the coming years.

With more than 70 percent of Africa’s population under the age of 25, no one doubts that there is a massive untapped workforce — and if trends continue toward more political stability, less regulation and increased private investment, it’ll be easy to see why some analysts are so optimistic. Opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in Africa might skyrocket in the next decade, but for young adults entering the workforce now, many wonder where the best opportunities are. Here’s a quick look at some of the most promising professions in Africa’s developing nations.

This slideshow was first published in July 15, 2013.