Top 10 $60,000 Jobs, Careers For 2012 And Beyond. Part II.
So earlier this year we posted about theTop 10 Most In Demand Jobs, Careers For 2012, and we thought we’d follow that up with the Top 10 Jobs and Careers with median salaries of $60,000+ in 2012 and beyond. If you’re deciding on a new career path would you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you’ve decided to make the jump or graduated? Of course you would…or should. Below is Part II, and you can find Part I here.
If you’re deciding on a new career path would you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you graduated? The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) National Employment Matrix, which provides projected growth between 2008 and 2018 for the Bureau’s 750 major job categories. Identified are the jobs that are going to add the largest number of new positions – at least a 20% increase – as well as those that had a median annual income of at least $60,000. These reflect the best-paying jobs that will also have the highest demand for new workers in the future.
- Computer systems analysts will have 108,100 projected new jobs which is an increase of 20.3% with a median income of $77,740. Building and managing computer networks for companies for use in file sharing and inter-office communication as well as maintaining security within the network; it remains possible to get a job as a systems analyst with a high school diploma and some certification. However, an increasing number of businesses are requiring bachelor’s degrees.
- Computer applications software engineers will have 175,000 projected new jobs which is an increase of 34% with a median income of $94,180. With mobile app and cloud computing, few positions are becoming as essential as software application developers. In 2008, 514,000 people worked in this position. By 2018, the BLS projects there will be 175,000 additional positions. According to BLS, as a result of rapid employment growth over the 2008 to 2018 decade, job prospects for computer software engineers should be excellent. Those with practical experience and at least a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field should have the best opportunities. Those willing to put in the time to get certified will be well compensated. The median annual income is nearly $100,000.
- Management analysts will have 178,300 projected new jobs which is an increase of 23.9% with a median income of $78,160. Management analysts act as consultants for businesses, aiding them in the process of navigating their industries, operating efficiently, and maintaining fluid inventory. According to the BLS, employment of management analysts is expected to grow by 24 percent, much faster than the average, over the 2008-18 decade, as industry and government increasingly rely on outside expertise to improve the performance of their organizations. With more than 178,000 positions expected to be added by 2018 and a median annual income of nearly $80,000, management analysis is a promising career.
- Accountants and auditors will have 279,400 projected new jobs which is an increase of 21.6% with a median income of $61,900. There are few business that do not make use of an accountant to manage their books, tax payments, and prepare financial statements. To date, there are more than a million accountants and auditors in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow by more than a quarter million. According to the BLS, an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and corporate governance regulations, and increased accountability for protecting an organization’s stakeholders will drive job growth. Becoming a certified accountant requires at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field as well as certification. Accountants have a median annual income of more than $60,000, with the top tier making more than $100,000.
- Registered nurses will have 581,500 projected new jobs which is an increase of 22.2% with a median income of $64,690. Registered nurses provide basic medical treatment, manage patient records, and are the primary providers of long-term care for patients. Like dental hygienists, registered nurses are not required to have medical licenses, but still earn healthy salaries. While the number of doctors and surgeons is expected to jump by 144,000 by 2018, the number of nurses is truly set to explode. According to BLS, the growth will be driven by technological advances in patient care, which permit a greater number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care. In addition, the number of older people, who are much more likely than younger people to need nursing care, is projected to grow rapidly.