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18. Web Developer

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Median pay: $60,900
Top pay: $91,600
10-year job growth: 13%
Total jobs: 110,000
The job: Web developers design, write and organize information for websites. There's plenty of coding involved, but also a hefty amount of creativity that goes into developing a site -- and you get to do it all. Plus, with a wide range of jobs available at large and small organizations in the public and private sector, there is the opportunity to work full-time or as a consultant with a more flexible schedule.

How to switch: There's no formal academic path or licensing for web developers, although job applicants must be well versed in HTML, JavaScript and CSS to even be considered.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction Benefit to society Low stress Flexibility

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From the November 2011 issue
Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2008-18. Total current employment level is estimated number of people working in each specific job.

Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and MONEY research
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts for 7,000 titles, MONEY and compensation experts identified jobs requiring a bachelor's degree that have strong growth prospects, and eliminated any with fewer than 10,000 positions nationwide, plus those requiring advanced degrees that take more than three years. More

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