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Where the Jobs Are in 2014

Where the Jobs Are in 2014

If you are looking for a job or looking to change jobs with the start of the New Year, your best bet will be in software development.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International came up with the list of the top 10 occupations requiring at least a bachelor’s degree that will have the most job openings in 2014.

 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%)
Median hourly earnings: $45.06

2. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 54,979 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $29.10

3. Training and Development Specialists
Total employment in 2013: 231,898 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 18,042 (up 8%)
Median hourly earnings: $27.14

4. Financial Analysts
Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 17,060 (up 7%)
Median hourly earnings: $37.34

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%)
Median hourly earnings: $27.84

7. Logisticians
Total employment in 2013: 127,892 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 11,897 (up 10%)
Median hourly earnings: $35.08

8. Database Administrators
Total employment in 2013: 119,676 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 11,241 (up 10%)
Median hourly earnings: $37.39

9. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
Total employment in 2013: 87,082 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 10,867 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $22.56

10. Interpreters and Translators
Total employment in 2013: 69,887
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 8,377 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $22.39

“You can really sum these up in two different categories,” Chris Brown, managing partner at RJ Byrd Group in Dallas, tells KTRH News. “Software developers, market research analysts, and even go down to web developers and data base administrators – those positions are so closely tied together because of this collaboration between online marketing and social media to that of technology.  What we are seeing more of is that chief marketing officer and chief information officer are becoming so closely tied together that eventually we will see the CMO take over the CIO.

 

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