CareerCast: The Top 10 Best Jobs for 2014
CareerCast.com has released its lists of Top 10 best and worst jobs for 2014, relying on factors such as wages, degree of difficulty, availability of jobs, and upward mobility. The top 10 best jobs in 2014, in descending order, include:
• Mathematician: with a median annual salary of $101,360 and a projected job growth of 23 percent by 2022, mathematicians rank among the most well compensated jobs in 2014.
• Tenured university professor: while difficult to achieve a tenured position, once had the median annual salary sits at $68,970 with a projected job growth by 2022 of 19 percent.
• Statistician: as statistical analysis grows in importance throughout a wide range of industries, the median annual salary has risen to $75,560 with a projected job growth of 27 percent by 2022.
• Actuary: careers as actuaries are looked on favorably by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which foresees a remarkable hiring market with a projected job growth of 26 percent by 2022 and a median annual salary of $93,680 in 2014.
• Audiologist: With a median annual salary of $69,720, an aging population promises to help the field grow at a rapid pace of 34 percent by 2022.
• Dental hygienist: opportunities in this field are expected to grow by 33 percent in 2022 and a median annual salary of $70,210 in 2014.
• Software Engineer: with cloud computing and other technological adaptations necessary for companies to stay competitive, the job market for software engineers is expected to remain healthy with a projected growth of 22 percent by 2022. The median annual salary for 2014 is $93,350.
• Computer systems analyst: As network administrations continues to be a critical component of business practices, job growth is projected to reach 25 percent by 2022 with a median annual salary of $79,680 in 2014.
• Occupational therapist: demand in this field is high with a projected job growth of 29 percent by 2022 and a median annual salary of $75,400 in 2014.
• Speech pathologist: With a variety of available industries offering jobs in speech pathology, job growth is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2022 and offers a median annual salary of $69,870 in 2014.