Top 100
Money and PayScale.com rate the top 100 careers with great pay and growth prospects.
Rank Job title Job growth
(10-year forecast)
51 Transportation Engineer 24%
52 Operations Research Analyst 22%
53 Practice Administrator 16%
54 Construction Estimator 25%
55 Attorney / Lawyer 13%
56 Optometrist 30%
57 Clinical Research Associate 12%
58 Employment Recruiter 28%
59 Intensive Care Unit Nurse 22%
60 Information Technology Specialist 17%
61 Marketing Consultant 12%
62 Tax Manager 22%
63 General Sales Manager 15%
64 Statistician 13%
65 Nurse Practitioner 13%
66 Systems Administrator 23%
67 Web Developer 13%
68 Anesthesiologist 22%
69 Accounting Director 11%
70 Technical Services Manager 17%
71 Social Worker 22%
72 Customer Service Manager 18%
73 Sales Account Manager 15%
74 Rehabilitation Services Director 19%
75 General Surgeon 22%
76 Biotechnology Research Scientist 13%
77 Information Technology Systems Manager 13%
78 Auditing Manager 22%
79 Information Technology Training Specialist 23%
80 Outside Sales Manager 15%
81 Category Manager 12%
82 Practice Manager 16%
83 Compensation Analyst 24%
84 Public Relations Director 13%
85 Environmental Project Manager 15%
86 Clinical Services Director 16%
87 Director of Communications 13%
88 Technical Writer 18%
89 Business Operations Manager 12%
90 Construction Superintendent 17%
91 Business Manager 12%
92 Senior Product Development Scientist 12%
93 Senior Data Analyst 13%
94 Architect 16%
95 Information Technology Project Coordinator 17%
96 Web Project Manager 13%
97 Geographic Information Systems Analyst 13%
98 Security Director (Facilities, Personnel, etc.) 12%
99 Medical Case Manager 22%
100 Obstetrician / Gynecologist 22%
From the November 2010 issue
Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and MONEY research
* Job growth is estimated for 2008-2018 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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