12 Hot, High-Paying Jobs to Look Forward To In 2014

If you're looking to upgrade your career---and your salary---these are the jobs for you

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CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) recently compiled a list of 12 hot jobs that are not only growing, but have awesome salaries to boot. The list includes gigs that grew 7% or more from 2010 to 2013 and are projected to increase in 2014. They each fall within a higher-wage category of $22 per hour or more.1

“More high-wage jobs will be created in 2014 which will, in turn, fuel the creation of jobs at lower pay levels,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “The challenge is many of these in-demand, skilled positions are in areas where companies are already experiencing a shortage of qualified labor. As a nation, we need to focus on reskilling workers of all ages and providing them with affordable education to catch up to labor demands in technology, healthcare and other key sectors.”

Among high-wage jobs to watch out for in the New Year are:

Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software

Total employment in 2013: 1,042,402 jobs
Added 104,348 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11%
Median hourly earnings: $45.06

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs
Added 54,979 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14%
Median hourly earnings: $29.10

Training and Development Specialists

Total employment in 2013: 231,898 jobs
Added 18,042 jobs from 2010-2013, up 8%
Median hourly earnings: $27.14

Financial Analysts

Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs
Added 17,060 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7%
Median hourly earnings: $37.34

Physical Therapists

Total employment in 2013: 207,132 jobs
Added 14,011 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7%
Median hourly earnings: $37.93

Web Developers

Total employment in 2013: 136,921 jobs
Added 13,364 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11%
Median hourly earnings: $27.84

Logisticians

Total employment in 2013: 127,892 jobs
Added 11,897 jobs from 2010-2013, up 10%
Median hourly earnings: $35.08

Database Administrators

Total employment in 2013: 119,676 jobs
Added 11,241 jobs from 2010-2013, up 10%
Median hourly earnings: $37.39

Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

Total employment in 2013: 87,082 jobs
Added 10,867 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14%
Median hourly earnings: $22.56

Interpreters and Translators

Total employment in 2013: 69,887
Added 8,377 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14%
Median hourly earnings: $22.39

Petroleum Engineers

Total employment in 2013: 40,733
Added 7,158 jobs from 2010-2013, up 21%
Median hourly earnings: $63.67

Information Security Analysts

Total employment in 2013: 75,995
Added 5,671 jobs from 2010-2013, up 8%
Median hourly earnings: $41.62

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