Sector Job title Best jobs rank
B Business Services Certified Public Accountant 9
  Business Services Attorney / Lawyer 55
  Business Services Employment Recruiter 58
  Business Services Tax Manager 62
  Business Services Auditing Manager 78
  Business Services Security Director (Facilities, Personnel, etc.) 98
C Construction, Architecture, Engineering Civil Engineer 6
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Construction Project Manager 23
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Project Engineer 41
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Structural Engineer 47
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Transportation Engineer 51
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Construction Estimator 54
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Construction Superintendent 90
  Construction, Architecture, Engineering Architect 94
  Consulting Management Consultant 3
  Consulting Environmental Engineer 5
  Consulting Actuary 11
  Consulting Risk Management Manager 14
  Consulting Healthcare Consultant 16
  Consulting Environmental Health & Safety Specialist 22
  Consulting Business Development Analyst 45
H Health Care Physician Assistant 2
  Health Care Physical Therapist 4
  Health Care Dentist 12
  Health Care Nurse Anesthetist 13
  Health Care Occupational Therapist 19
  Health Care Emergency Room Physician 25
  Health Care Director of Nursing 27
  Health Care Psychiatrist 29
  Health Care Primary Care Physician 34
  Health Care Hospital Administrator 36
  Health Care Speech-Language Pathologist 44
  Health Care Physical Therapy Director 46
  Health Care Nursing Home Director 48
  Health Care Healthcare Services Program Director 50
  Health Care Practice Administrator 53
  Health Care Optometrist 56
  Health Care Clinical Research Associate 57
  Health Care Intensive Care Unit Nurse 59
  Health Care Nurse Practitioner 65
  Health Care Anesthesiologist 68
  Health Care Social Worker 71
  Health Care Rehabilitation Services Director 74
  Health Care General Surgeon 75
  Health Care Practice Manager 82
  Health Care Clinical Services Director 86
  Health Care Medical Case Manager 99
  Health Care Obstetrician / Gynecologist 100
I Information Technology Software Architect 1
  Information Technology Database Administrator 7
  Information Technology Information Systems Security Engineer 17
  Information Technology Software Engineering / Development Director 18
  Information Technology Information Technology Manager 20
  Information Technology Telecommunications Network Engineer 21
  Information Technology Network Operations Project Manager 24
  Information Technology Information Technology Business Analyst 26
  Information Technology Information Technology Consultant 28
  Information Technology Test Software Development Engineer 30
  Information Technology Information Technology Network Engineer 31
  Information Technology Information Technology Program Manager 33
  Information Technology Computer and Information Scientist 35
  Information Technology Programmer Analyst 37
  Information Technology Applications Engineer 38
  Information Technology Systems Engineer 49
  Information Technology Information Technology Specialist 60
  Information Technology Systems Administrator 66
  Information Technology Web Developer 67
  Information Technology Technical Services Manager 70
  Information Technology Information Technology Systems Manager 77
  Information Technology Information Technology Training Specialist 79
  Information Technology Technical Writer 88
  Information Technology Information Technology Project Coordinator 95
  Information Technology Web Project Manager 96
  Information Technology Geographic Information Systems Analyst 97
O Other Sales Director 8
  Other Product Management Director 15
  Other Senior Sales Executive 32
  Other Regional Sales Manager 40
  Other Training Development Director 42
  Other Human Resources Consultant 43
  Other Operations Research Analyst 52
  Other Marketing Consultant 61
  Other General Sales Manager 63
  Other Statistician 64
  Other Accounting Director 69
  Other Customer Service Manager 72
  Other Sales Account Manager 73
  Other Outside Sales Manager 80
  Other Category Manager 81
  Other Compensation Analyst 83
  Other Public Relations Director 84
  Other Director of Communications 87
  Other Business Operations Manager 89
  Other Business Manager 91
  Other Senior Data Analyst 93
S Scientific Research Biomedical Engineer 10
  Scientific Research Research & Development Manager 39
  Scientific Research Biotechnology Research Scientist 76
  Scientific Research Environmental Project Manager 85
  Scientific Research Senior Product Development Scientist 92
From the November 2010 issue
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and MONEY research
* Job growth is estimated for 2008-2018 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Do you love your job?
  • Yes, it's interesting and pays well.
  • Not really, but I'm glad I've got a job.
  • No, I'd switch careers in a second.
  • I wish I did. I'm unemployed.
MONEY and compensation experts used Bureau of Labor Statistics growth forecasts for 7,000 jobs, and identified industries with the biggest increases in jobs requiring bachelorís degrees. Ranked them by 2008-18 growth and pay. More

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