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

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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