Top 6 Highest Paying Jobs in 2014



 
By 11 March 2014
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With the new year, new possibilities of careers and jobs are opening up. Some of the highest paying jobs last year may not maintain its position this year around. Are you a student and looking for what career to put your foot in? This list might help since the jobs mentioned below by and put together by ChaCha are the highest paying jobs for the year 2014.

Top 6 Highest Paying Jobs in 2014

 

Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

Software Developers

  • Total employment in 2013: 1,042,402 jobs
  • Added 104,348 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $45.06
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

A new study by CareerBuilder and EMSI has revealed the highest paying, fastest growing careers for 2014. These jobs grew 7% or more in the last 3 years, are projected to increase in 2014, and pay $22 or more per hour. These are the hottest jobs to have!

Software development is an especially hot career because of high demand for computer software. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) describes software developers as the “creative minds behind computer programs.” They predict  that there will be 22% more of them in 2022 than there were in 2012. And according to Wanted Analytics, web 

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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

  • Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs
  • Added 54,979 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $29.10
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

According to the BLS, market research analyst jobs are projected to grow 32% from 2012 to 2022. That’s much faster than most other careers. The reason for the growing demand is the increased use of market research to figure out what products people want, who will buy them, and how much they are prepared to pay for them.

Training and Development Specialists 

Training and Development Specialists

  • Total employment in 2013: 231,898 jobs
  • Added 18,042 jobs from 2010-2013, up 8 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $27.14
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Virtually every industry utilizes training and development specialists to help employees boost their skills and knowledge. And the job outlook for these specialists is looking good. BLS predicts a 15% growth in jobs between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average.

Financial Analysts 

Financial Analysts

  • Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs
  • Added 17,060 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $37.34
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Financial analysts provide information to people and businesses to help them make sound investment decisions. BLS predicts a faster than average growth in jobs between 2012 to 2022, of 16%. That’s because of an increased range of financial products, and the need for detailed knowledge about geographic regions.

Physical Therapists 

Physical Therapists

  • Total employment in 2013: 207,132 jobs
  • Added 14,011 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $37.93
  • Entry-Level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Physical therapists (PTs) help injured or sick people manage pain and improve movement. BLS predicts a huge growth in jobs for PTs between 2012 and 2022, a whopping 36%. That’s because aging baby boomers will increase demand for these types of services. And on top of that, mobility side effects of chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity will also require physical therapy intervention. [Infographic: How to become a Physical Therapist.]

Web Developers

Web Developers

  • Total employment in 2013: 136,921 jobs
  • Added 13,364 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $27.84
  • Entry-level education: Associate’s degree

Web developers are responsible for the design and creation of websites. Up to 25% of web developers are self-employed. Growth in this field is predicted to be a high 20% from 2012 to 2022. That’s fueled by the increasing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

 

 

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