Best Jobs of 2014
Jessica Shrader

Top Ten List of Jobs

1. Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

2. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

3. Training and Development Specialists

4. Financial Analysts

5. Physical Therapists

6. Web Developers

7. Logisticians

8. Database Administrators

9. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

10. Interpreters and Translators

Training and Development Specialists

Physical Therapists

Petroleum Engineers

Logisticians

Financial Analysts

Summary for Jobs

1. Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.

2.Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

3. Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

4.Financial Analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

5.Physical Therapists , sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries.

6.Web Developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. They also may create content for the site.

7. Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

8.Database Administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

9.Meeting, Convention and Event Planners Meeting,  coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events. They choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details.

10. Interpreters and Translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.

Why Three of My Jobs Are in the Top Tene

These three professions are among the best jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree for 2014, according to a new study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI).

The study used EMSI’s rich labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources and includes detailed information on employees and self-employed workers, to find the 12 jobs that grew 7% or more between 2010 and 2013; are projected to increase in 2014; and fall within a higher-wage category of $22 per hour or more.

Salaries and Medium Wages

1. Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

Median hourly earnings: $45.06

2. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Median hourly earnings: $29.10

3. Training and Development Specialists

Median hourly earnings: $27.14

4.Financial Analysts

Median hourly earnings: $37.34

5. Physical Therapists

Median hourly earnings: $37.93

6.Web Developers

Median hourly earnings: $27.84

7. Logisticians

Median hourly earnings: $35.08

8. Database Administrators

Median hourly earnings: $37.39

9. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

Median hourly earnings: $22.56
10. Interpreters and Translators

Median hourly earnings: $22.39

Percent of Growth from 2010-2013

1. Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

Total employment in 2013: 1,042,402 jobs

Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 104,348 (up 11%)

2. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 54,979 (up 14%)

3. Training and Development Specialists
Total employment in 2013: 231,898 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 18,042 (up 8%)

4. Financial Analysts

Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 17,060 (up 7%)

5. Physical Therapists
Total employment in 2013: 207,132 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 14,011 (up 7%)
Median hourly earnings: $37.93

6. Web Developers
Total employment in 2013: 136,921 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 13,364 (up 11%)

7. Logisticians
Total employment in 2013: 127,892 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 11,897 (up 10%)

8. Database Administrators
Total employment in 2013: 119,676 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 11,241 (up 10%)

9. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
Total employment in 2013: 87,082 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 10,867 (up 14%)

10. Interpreters and Translators
Total employment in 2013: 69,887
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 8,377 (up 14%)

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