Top 100
CNNMoney and PayScale.com rate the top 100 careers with big growth prospects and great pay.
Rank  ▾ Job title Job growth
(10-year forecast)
51 SAP Basis Administrator 30.6%
52 Nurse Practitioner 19.0%
53 Education/Training Consultant 28.3%
54 Clinical Engineer, Medical Devices 61.7%
55 Clinical Psychologist 21.9%
56 Electrical Estimator 36.4%
57 Orthopedic Surgeon 24.4%
58 IT Network Technician 27.8%
59 Audiologist 36.8%
60 Telecommunications Network Engineer 22.1%
61 Computer Systems Analyst 22.1%
62 Pediatrician 24.4%
63 Neurosurgeon 24.4%
64 User Interface Engineer 24.6%
65 Sales Analyst 41.2%
66 Construction Project Engineer 19.4%
67 Certified Public Accountant 15.7%
68 Geologist 21.2%
69 Pharmaceutical Sales Rep 16.4%
70 Quality Assurance Coordinator (RN) 26.0%
71 Healthcare Consultant 18.1%
72 Research Scientist 15.5%
73 Petroleum Geologist 21.2%
74 Radiologist 24.4%
75 Cost Engineer 36.4%
76 Anesthesiologist 24.4%
77 Outside Sales Representative 16.4%
78 Psychiatrist 24.4%
79 Information Architect 24.6%
80 Financial/Securities/Investments Analyst 23.0%
81 SAS Programmer 24.6%
82 Internal Auditor 15.7%
83 Technical Support Engineer 18.1%
84 Quantitative Analyst, Research 41.2%
85 Psychiatric Nurse (ARNP) 26.0%
86 Pharmacist 25.4%
87 ERP Consultant 21.9%
88 Chiropractor 28.3%
89 Emergency Room Physician 24.4%
90 Assistant Professor 17.4%
91 Firmware Engineer 24.6%
92 Research Analyst 41.2%
93 Landman 18.1%
94 Epidemiologist 23.6%
95 Network Security Engineer 27.8%
96 Nurse, Intensive Care Unit 26.0%
97 Plastic Surgeon 24.4%
98 Supply Chain Analyst 25.5%
99 Product Analyst 41.2%
100 Account Executive 16.4%
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