Best Jobs For The 21st Century

Best Jobs For The 21st Century

2011-12-27 13:53:33

The New Year is just around the corner, and maybe 2012 will be the year you finally pursue that career change you’ve been considering for a long time. Still unsure which career field to pursue? According to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., career expert and author of numerous career guides, these are the top 10 best jobs for 21st century, ranked by the best combination of pay, growth and openings:

1. Software Developers, Applications

Annual earnings: $87,790

Percent growth: 34

Annual openings: 21,840

2. Physicians and Surgeons

Annual earnings: $165,279

Percent growth: 21.8

Annual openings: 26,050

3. Software Developers, Systems Software

Annual earnings: $94,180

Percent growth: 30.4

Annual openings: 15,340

4. Management Analysts

Annual earnings: $78,160

Percent growth: 23.9

Annual openings: 30,650

5. Computer Systems Analysts

Annual earnings: $77,740

Percent growth: 20.3

Annual openings: 22,280

6. Registered Nurses

Annual earnings: $64,690

Percent growth: 22.2

Annual openings: 103,900

7. Civil Engineers

Annual earnings: $77,560

Percent growth: 24.3

Annual openings: 11,460

8. Medical Scientists (except Epidemiologists)

Annual earnings: $76,700

Percent growth: 40.4

Annual openings: 6,620

9. Physical Therapists

Annual earnings: $76,310

Percent growth: 30.3

Annual openings: 7,860

10. Dental Hygienists

Annual earnings: $68,250

Percent growth: 36.1

Annual openings: 9,840

These jobs are the top 10 of a 400-job list, “Best Jobs Overall,” which appears in Shatkin’s new book, Best Jobs for the 21st Century. If none of the 10 above fit your skills or interests, the book includes 68 other lists of jobs lists divided by demographic, experience, salary and more.

Best wishes finding the best job for you in 2012.

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