Wednesday, September 06, 2006

MONEY Magazine and Salary.com rate careers on salary and job prospects.

Excellent article I found about the latest top 50 jobs. Al

The Top 50
More jobs: Stats on 166 titles
How MONEY picked the best jobs


Rank
Career
(click for CNNMoney.com snapshot)
Job growth
(10-yr forecast)
Average pay
(salary and bonus)

1
Software engineer
46.07%
$80,427

2
College professor
31.39%
$81,491

3
Financial advisor
25.92%
$122,462

4
Human resources manager
23.47%
$73,731

5
Physician assistant
49.65%
$75,117

6
Market research analyst
20.19%
$82,317

7
Computer/IT analyst
36.10%
$83,427

8
Real estate appraiser
22.78%
$66,216

9
Pharmacist
24.57%
$91,998

10
Psychologist
19.14%
$66,359

11
Advertising manager
20.34%
$107,049

12
Physical therapist
36.74%
$54,883

13
Technical writer
23.22%
$57,841

14
Chiropractor
22.40%
$84,996

15
Medical scientist
34.06%
$70,053

16
Physical scientist
12.18%
$80,213

17
Engineer
13.38%
$76,100

18
Curriculum developer
27.53%
$55,793

19
Editor
14.77%
$78,242

20
Public relations specialist
22.61%
$84,567

21
Sales manager
19.67%
$135,903

22
Optometrist
19.73%
$93,670

23
Property manager
15.30%
$78,375

24
Actuary
23.16%
$81,509

25
Writer
17.72%
$60,519

26
Social service manager
25.52%
$74,584

27
Paralegal
29.75%
$61,204

28
Health services manager
22.76%
$92,211

29
Advertising sales agent
16.33%
$112,683

30
Physician/Surgeon
23.98%
$247,536

31
Management analyst
20.12%
$63,426

32
Occupational therapist
33.61%
$51,973

33
Mental health counselor
27.18%
$53,150

34
Landscape architect
19.43%
$50,383

35
Biotechnology research scientist
17.05%
$66,393

36
Urban planner
15.17%
$60,891

37
Lawyer
14.97%
$153,923

38
Speech-language pathologist
14.57%
$58,329

39
Meeting and convention planner
22.21%
$56,072

40
Dietitian/Nutritionist
18.30%
$52,244

41
Biological scientist
17.03%
$61,317

42
Financial analyst
17.33%
$66,203

43
Dentist
13.52%
$122,883

44
Accountant
22.43%
$62,575

45
Environmental scientist
17.11%
$59,027

46
Lab technologist
20.53%
$51,502

47
Registered nurse
29.35%
$68,872

48
Sales engineer
13.96%
$78,875

49
Veterinarian
17.39%
$79,923

50
School Administrator
14.55%
$73,767
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