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