Top Jobs 2014

By: Jerek Toure

software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

(Since 2010, 104,348 jobs have been added (11% growth). In total, 1,042,402 people are currently employed as software developers in the U.S., earning an average hourly pay of $45.06.)

(Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs

Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 54,979 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $29.100)

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

(study market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to examine potential sales of a product or service.” They also help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.)

(Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 54,979 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $29.10)

Training and Development Specialists

(design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. Since 2010, 18,042 jobs have been added (8% growth)—and they bring in $27.14 an hour, on average. There are approximately 231,898 training and development specialists employed in the U.S. right now.)

(Total employment in 2013: 231,898 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 18,042 (up 8%)
Median hourly earnings: $27.14)

Financial Analysts

Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 17,060 (up 7%)
Median hourly earnings: $37.34

Physical Therapists

Total employment in 2013: 207,132 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 14,011 (up 7%)
Median hourly earnings: $37.93

Web Developers

Total employment in 2013: 136,921 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 13,364 (up 11%)
Median hourly earnings: $27.84

Logisticians

Total employment in 2013: 127,892 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 11,897 (up 10%)
Median hourly earnings: $35.08

Database Administrators

Total employment in 2013: 119,676 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 11,241 (up 10%)
Median hourly earnings: $37.39

Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

Total employment in 2013: 87,082 jobs
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 10,867 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $22.56

Interpreters and Translators

Total employment in 2013: 69,887
Jobs added between 2010 and 2013: 8,377 (up 14%)
Median hourly earnings: $22.39