Job growth
Rank Job title Best Jobs rank 10-year growth Total jobs
1 Telecommunications Network Engineer 30 53% 21,000
2 Systems Engineer 1 45% 88,000
3 Personal Financial Advisor N.A. 41% 20,000
4 Veterinarian 25 35% 68,000
5 Senior Financial Analyst 21 34% 127,000
6 Business Analyst, IT 17 29% 125,000
7 Software Development Director N.A. 28% 12,000
8 Physical Therapist 7 27% 181,000
9 Physician Assistant 2 27% 82,000
10 Computer/Network Security Consultant 8 27% 13,000
From the November 2009 issue
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series, and MONEY research
Methodology: We looked at jobs from the top 100 with the highest 10-year growth rate. When there were multiple job titles from the same category, we selected the job with the highest current total employment.
* Job growth is estimated for 2006-2016 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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