Beside being a blogger (if that’s what you do to make a living), do you have a hot job? Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today runs a list of hot jobs and the defination of “hot” is the job’s expected growth rate for a ten year period from 2004 to 2014.
1. Network systems and data communications analyst (54.6%)
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or information science.
Median salary: $60,600
2. Physician assistant (49.6%)
Degree: Bachelor’s plus a two-year physician-assistant program. Must pass a licensure exam.
Median salary: $69,410
3. Computer applications software engineer (48.4%)
Degree: Bachelor’s in computer science or software engineering
Median salary: $79,930
4. Computer systems software engineer (43%)
Degree: Bachelor’s in computer science, computer information systems or software engineering.
Median salary: $79,740
5. Network and computer systems administrator (38.4%)
Degree: Bachelor’s, but not necessarily in a computer-related field.
Median salary: $58,190
6. Database administrator (38.2%)
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science or management information systems. Many employers seek workers with a master’s of business administration (MBA).
Median salary: $60,650
7. Physical therapist (36.7%)
Degree: Bachelor’s and accredited physical therapy educational program. Must pass a licensure exam. Median salary: $60,180
8. Medical scientist (34.1%)
Degree: PhD in a biological science
Median salary: $61,320
9. Occupational therapist (33.6%)
Degree: Master’s required beginning in 2007. Must pass licensure exam.
Median salary: $54,660
10. College instructor (32.2%)
Degree: Master’s required for entry-level jobs. PhD required for tenure-track positions.
Median salary: $51,800
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