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Rank Job title Job growth
(10-year forecast)
N.A. 3-D Artist 26%
34 Account Executive 10%
N.A. Actuary 24%
11 Anesthesiologist 14%
40 Applications Systems Analyst 29%
N.A. Architect 18%
45 Associate - Investment Banking 34%
18 Attorney/Lawyer 11%
N.A. Audiologist 10%
N.A. Biotechnology Research Scientist 16%
17 Business Analyst, IT 29%
N.A. Business Development Analyst 22%
N.A. Business Development Manager 14%
N.A. Business Management Software Consultant 28%
N.A. Business Process/Management Consultant 22%
6 Certified Public Accountant 18%
N.A. Chiropractor 14%
N.A. Civil Engineer 18%
N.A. Client Relationship Manager 17%
N.A. Clinical Laboratory Scientist 20%
23 Clinical Psychologist 16%
3 College Professor 23%
42 Commercial Property Manager 15%
N.A. Computer and Information Scientist 22%
39 Computer Software Program Manager 28%
8 Computer/Network Security Consultant 27%
N.A. Construction Project Manager 16%
36 Corporate Paralegal 22%
N.A. Cost Estimator 19%
43 Creative Director 26%
N.A. Credit Manager 13%
31 Director of Communications 17%
N.A. Director of Nursing 23%
N.A. Director of Security Services 11%
35 Education/Training Consultant 22%
N.A. Emergency Room Physician 14%
N.A. Environmental Project Manager 11%
29 Finance Director 13%
N.A. Financial Analysis Manager 13%
N.A. Financial Controller 11%
49 Financial Research Analyst 34%
N.A. General Surgeon 14%
N.A. Healthcare Consultant 22%
N.A. Help Desk Manager, IT 13%
N.A. Hospital Administrator 16%
32 Hotel General Manager 12%
20 Human Resources Manager 13%
5 Information Technology Project Manager 16%
N.A. Insurance Broker 13%
9 Intelligence Analyst 15%
38 Manufacturing Engineer 20%
26 Marketing Manager 14%
15 Nurse Anesthetist 23%
N.A. Nurse Educator 23%
4 Nurse Practitioner 23%
N.A. Nursing Home Director 16%
14 Occupational Therapist 23%
N.A. Online Marketing Manager 14%
N.A. Optometrist 11%
50 Outside Sales Representative 12%
N.A. Personal Financial Advisor 41%
44 Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative 12%
13 Pharmacist 22%
7 Physical Therapist 27%
2 Physician Assistant 27%
19 Physician/General Practice 14%
22 Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist 14%
N.A. Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast 11%
N.A. Product Management Director 14%
47 Product Marketing Manager 14%
24 Psychiatrist 14%
48 Quality Assurance Manager 16%
37 Quality Control Engineer 20%
N.A. Real Estate Asset Manager 15%
N.A. Regulatory Affairs Specialist 25%
N.A. Rehabilitation Services Director 23%
N.A. Research Analyst, Operations 11%
N.A. Risk Management Analyst 22%
N.A. Safety Manager 10%
10 Sales Director 10%
33 Securities Trader 25%
21 Senior Financial Analyst 34%
N.A. Senior Geologist 22%
41 Senior Internal Auditor 18%
N.A. Senior Software Test Engineer 28%
N.A. Senior Tax Accountant 18%
N.A. Senior Web Designer 15%
N.A. Software Architect 28%
12 Software Developer 28%
N.A. Software Development Director 28%
16 Software Product Manager 28%
27 Speech-Language Pathologist 11%
N.A. Supply Chain Planner 11%
1 Systems Engineer 45%
28 Technical Writer 20%
30 Telecommunications Network Engineer 53%
N.A. Territory Sales Manager 10%
46 Training & Development Manager 16%
N.A. Urban and Regional Planner 15%
25 Veterinarian 35%
From the November 2009 issue
Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series, and MONEY research
* Job growth is estimated for 2006-2016 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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