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The In-Demand Dozen: Best Jobs for 2014

A Dozen Easter EggsSome things are just better in dozens: eggs, doughnuts, days of Christmas — and the brand new list of hot jobs for 2014, released today by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI). Not only are these jobs expected to grow, but the pay isn’t too shabby either.

The list is based on occupations that grew 7 percent or more between 2010 and 2013 and that are projected to increase in 2014. It should also be noted that these jobs fall in the higher-wage category of $22 per hour or more.

Regardless of what industries or positions for which you’re hiring, we know you’ll be curious to take a peek at what jobs will be trending in the New Year.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in. Drumroll, please…

1. Software developers, applications and systems software.

  • 104,348 jobs added since 2010; 11 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $45.06

2. Market research analysts and marketing specialists.

  • 54,979 jobs added since 2010; 14 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $29.10

3. Training and Development Specialists

  • 18,042 jobs added since 2010; 8 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $27.14

4. Financial Analysts

  • 17,060 jobs added since 2010; 7 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $37.34

5. Physical Therapists

  • 14,011 jobs added since 2010; 7 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $37.93

6. Web developers

  • 13,364 jobs added since 2010; 11 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $27.84

7. Logisticians

  • 11,897 jobs added since 2010; 10 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $35.08

8. Database administrators

  • 11,241 jobs added since 2010; 10 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $37.39

9. Meeting, convention and event planners

  • 10,867 jobs added since 2010; 14 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $22.56

10. Interpreters and translators

  • 8,377 jobs added since 2010; 14 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $22.39

11. Petroleum engineers

  • 7,158 jobs added since 2010; 21 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $63.67

12. Information security analysts

  • 5,671 jobs added since 2013; 8 percent growth
  • Median hourly earnings: $41.62

“More high-wage jobs will be created in 2014 which will, in turn, fuel the creation of jobs at lower pay levels. The challenge is many of these in-demand, skilled positions are in areas where companies are already experiencing a shortage of qualified labor. As a nation, we need to focus on reskilling workers of all ages and providing them with affordable education to catch up to labor demands in technology, healthcare and other key sectors.” - Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation

Deanna Hartley

About Deanna Hartley

Deanna Hartley is a senior copywriter and community manager on the creative services team at CareerBuilder, where she writes about issues that are top of mind for employers and recruiters – including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention. An avid social media user, Deanna is the face behind @CBforEmployers on Twitter as well as CBforEmployers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so it’s easy to stay connected with her. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Deanna was a senior editor for the Human Capital Media Group, publishers of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. Deanna holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She loves caffeine, social media, pop culture and dogs – though not necessarily in that order.
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