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The 100 Best-Paying Jobs with the Fastest Growth

 


Of the 250 jobs that met our criteria for this book, this list shows the 100 that are projected to have the highest percentage increase in the number of people employed through 2014. (The average growth rate for all occupations in the workforce is 14.8 percent.)


Jobs in the computer and health-care fields dominate the 20 fastest-growing jobs. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts is the job with the highest growth rate-the number employed is projected to increase by better than half during this time. You can find a wide range of rapidly growing jobs in a variety of fields and at different levels of training and education among the jobs in this list.


The 100 Best-Paying Jobs with the Fastest Growth
JobAnnual EarningsPercent GrowthAnnual Openings
1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts$61,75054.6%43,000
2. Physician Assistants$72,03049.6%10,000
3. Computer Software Engineers, Applications$77,09048.4%54,000
4. Dental Hygienists$60,89043.3%17,000
5. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software$82,12043.0%37,000
6. Computer Security Specialists$59,93038.4%34,000
7. Network and Computer Systems Administrators$59,93038.4%34,000
8. Database Administrators$63,25038.2%9,000
9. Physical Therapists$63,08036.7%13,000
10. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$54,37034.8%5,000
11. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists$61,73034.1%15,000
12. Occupational Therapists$56,86033.6%7,000
13. Teachers, Postsecondary$55,10032.2%329,000
14. Hydrologists$63,82031.6%1,000
15. Computer Systems Analysts$68,30031.4%56,000
16. Biomedical Engineers$71,84030.7%1,000
17. Environmental Engineers$68,09030.0%5,000
18. Registered Nurses$54,67029.4%229,000
19. Instructional Coordinators$50,43027.5%15,000
20. Radiation Therapists$62,34026.3%1,000
21. Epidemiologists$52,17026.2%1,000
22. Computer and Information Systems Managers$96,52025.9%25,000
23. Personal Financial Advisors$63,50025.9%17,000
24. Training and Development Managers$74,18025.9%3,000
25. Social and Community Service Managers$49,50025.5%17,000
26. Pharmacists$89,82024.6%16,000
27. Anesthesiologistsmore than $145,60024.0%41,000
28. Family and General Practitioners$140,40024.0%41,000
29. Internists, Generalmore than $145,60024.0%41,000
30. Obstetricians and Gynecologistsmore than $145,60024.0%41,000
31. Pediatricians, General$136,60024.0%41,000
32. Psychiatristsmore than $145,60024.0%41,000
33. Surgeonsmore than $145,60024.0%41,000
34. Actuaries$81,64023.2%3,000
35. Technical Writers$55,16023.2%5,000
36. Medical and Health Services Managers$69,70022.8%33,000
37. Gaming Managers$59,94022.6%1,000
38. Accountants$52,21022.4%157,000
39. Auditors$52,21022.4%157,000
40. Chiropractors$67,20022.4%4,000
41. Public Relations Managers$76,45021.7%5,000
42. Compensation and Benefits Managers$69,13021.5%4,000
43. Nuclear Medicine Technologists$59,67021.5%2,000
44. Education Administrators, Postsecondary$70,35021.3%18,000
45. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors$60,84021.1%4,000
46. Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors$60,84021.1%4,000
47. Biochemists$71,00021.0%1,000
48. Biophysicists$71,00021.0%1,000
49. Marketing Managers$92,68020.8%23,000
50. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$47,71020.5%14,000
51. Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists$48,87020.4%15,000
52. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists$84,69020.4%fewer than 500
53. Advertising and Promotions Managers$68,86020.3%9,000
54. Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters$54,04020.3%3,000
55. Management Analysts$66,38020.1%82,000
56. Sales Managers$87,58019.7%40,000
57. Optometrists$88,04019.7%2,000
58. Market Research Analysts$57,30019.6%20,000
59. Landscape Architects$54,22019.4%1,000
60. Clinical Psychologists$57,17019.1%10,000
61. Counseling Psychologists$57,17019.1%10,000
62. School Psychologists$57,17019.1%10,000
63. Film and Video Editors$46,93018.6%3,000
64. Cost Estimators$52,02018.2%15,000
65. Orthotists and Prosthetists$53,76018.0%fewer than 500
66. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School$46,82017.9%11,000
67. Caption Writers$46,42017.7%14,000
68. Copy Writers$46,42017.7%14,000
69. Creative Writers$46,42017.7%14,000
70. Poets and Lyricists$46,42017.7%14,000
71. Veterinarians$68,91017.4%8,000
72. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval$62,85017.3%7,000
73. Financial Analysts$63,86017.3%28,000
74. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers$138,17017.2%7,000
75. Microbiologists$56,87017.2%1,000
76. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health$52,63017.1%8,000
77. General and Operations Managers$81,48017.0%208,000
78. Administrative Services Managers$64,02016.9%25,000
79. Commercial Pilots$55,81016.8%2,000
80. Directors-Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio$53,86016.6%11,000
81. Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage$48,09016.6%2,000
82. Producers$53,86016.6%11,000
83. Program Directors$53,86016.6%11,000
84. Talent Directors$53,86016.6%11,000
85. Technical Directors/Managers$53,86016.6%11,000
86. Atmospheric and Space Scientists$73,94016.5%1,000
87. Civil Engineers$66,19016.5%19,000
88. Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators$55,79016.3%9,000
89. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents$55,79016.3%9,000
90. Flight Attendants$46,68016.3%7,000
91. Immigration and Customs Inspectors$55,79016.3%9,000
92. Police Detectives$55,79016.3%9,000
93. Police Identification and Records Officers$55,79016.3%9,000
94. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeonsmore than $145,60016.2%fewer than 500
95. Podiatrists$100,55016.2%1,000
96. Industrial Engineers$66,67016.0%13,000
97. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives$65,57015.5%9,000
98. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators$54,36015.5%fewer than 500
99. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists$48,25015.3%1,000
100. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators$47,53015.3%22,000


Jobs 6 and 7 share 34,000 job openings. Jobs 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33 share 41,000 job openings. Jobs 38 and 39 share 157,000 job openings. Jobs 45 and 46 share 4,000 job openings. Jobs 47 and 48 share 1,000 job openings. Jobs 60, 61, and 62 share 10,000 job openings. Jobs 67, 68, 69, and 70 share 14,000 job openings. Jobs 80, 82, 83, 84, and 85 share 11,000 job openings. Jobs 88, 89, 91, 92, and 93 share 9,000 job openings.




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