Top In Demand Degrees

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Top In Demand Degrees

Where the jobs are, and the degrees needed to get them.

Technology

In Demand Degrees:
• Computer Engineering
• Information Systems
• Software Engineering
• Computer Science

In Demand Jobs:

Software Developer
• Total employment in 2012: 1,018,000 jobs
• Employment Growth: 22.8 percent between 2012 and 2022 (140,000 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$113,280

Median
$90,060

25th Percentile
$70,850

Computer Systems Analyst
• Total Employment in 2012: 520,600 jobs
• Employment Growth: 24.5 percent between 2012 and 2022 (127,700 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$100,030

Median
$79,680

25th Percentile
$63,030

Web Developer
• Total Employment in 2012: 141,400 jobs
• Employment Growth: 20.1 percent between 2012 and 2022 (28,500 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$83,450

Median
$62,500

25th Percentile
$44,860

Health Care

• Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
• Nursing
• Health Care Administration
• Doctor of Dentistry

In Demand Jobs:

Dentist
• Total Employment in 2012: 146,800 jobs
• Employment Growth: 16 percent between 2012 and 2022 (23,000 jobs)

Salary Range –
Median
$145,240

25th Percentile
$104,230

Nurse Practitioner
• Total Employment in 2012: 105,780 jobs
• Employment Growth: 33.7 percent between 2012 and 2022 (37,100 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$106,510

Median
$89,960

25th Percentile
$78,410

Pharmacist
• Total Employment in 2012: 286,400 jobs
• Employment Growth: 14.5 percent between 2012 and 2022 (41,400 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$133,700

Median
$116,670

25th Percentile
$103,350

Business

In Demand Degrees:
• Economics
• Accounting
• Marketing
• Market Research

In Demand Jobs:

Market Research Analyst
• Total Employment 2012: 415,700 jobs
• Employment Growth: 31.6 percent between 2012 and 2022 (131,500 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$85,090

Median
$60,300

25th Percentile
$43,830

Operations Research Analyst

• Total Employment in 2012: 73,200 jobs
• Employment Growth: 27 percent between 2012 and 2022 (19,500 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$97,170

Median
$72,100

25th Percentile
$53,120

Accountants and Auditors
• Total Employment in 2012: 1,275,400 jobs
• Employment Growth: 13 percent between 2012 and 2022 (166,700 jobs)

Salary Range –
75th Percentile
$84,220

Median
$63,550

25th Percentile
$49,540

Top 10 Most Popular Degrees

1. Business Administration and Management/Commerce
2. Psychology
3. Nursing
4. Biology/Biological Sciences
5. Education
6. English Language and Literature
7. Economics
8. Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
9. Political Science and Government
10. Computer and Information Sciences

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Sources:
http://www.princetonreview.com/college/top-ten-majors.aspx
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2014/01/23/the-best-jobs-of-2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/12/12/the-top-jobs-for-2014/
http://time.com/404/5-most-in-demand-jobs-right-now/
http://www.bls.gov/home.htm
http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/3BEB7171/In-Demand-Careers-in-Technology/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_degree#United_States
http://www.academicinvest.com/arts-careers/economics-careers/how-to-become-a-market-research-analyst

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