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Demand for personal financial advisors is projected to grow a whopping 41% between 2006 and 2016. Which other careers on Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs will see big opportunities?

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7. Software Development Director
Software Development Director
Best Jobs rank: N.A.*
10-year growth: 28%
Current total employment: 12,000
Just like an architect would design a building to be structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing and functionally practical, a software architect designs computer programs that help a business run efficiently and practically. The auto industry is a particular hot spot: Cars these days can easily have at least 40 computers inside to run everything from the lights and radio to the seat-warmers -- and these gurus are needed to design the programs that keep them running.

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