Whether you are a fresh graduate or already employed looking for better prospects, here are the top highest paying jobs in 2018 for you.
Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)
A new study has revealed software development as the highest paying, fastest growing careers. Software development jobs grew 7% or more in the last 3 years, are projected to further increase this year, 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 .
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
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
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 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 (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.
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.