U.S. News and World Report recently published their list of The 100 Best Jobs for 2013. These jobs were ranked according to several criteria including the number of job openings expected, opportunity to advance and the pay scale. Categories included the healthcare, social services and technical jobs. Here are the Top 10 Careers for IT and technical professionals:
Computer System Analyst
This job is all about understanding how a computer system can best serve a specific company. A computer system analyst may need to choose hardware and software for a company then manage the installation and monitor the outcome. This career came in #4 on the larger list of 100.
A database administrator will need to organize, store, mine and manage information. They will create specific databases for companies to use but will also be responsible for securing sensitive information. This job came in #6 overall and is also expected to grow quickly as the amount of information a business needs to manage grows.
Software is what makes the hardware work. Consumers and businesses use software every day in computers, smart phones and mobile technology. The growth of mobile technology will continue to drive the grown of software developers. This career ranked #7 overall.
A web developer needs to be able to create a website that looks good and works well. There is a lot more to it than making sure the text is spelled correctly and the checkout cart works. A web developer needs to understand page layout, graphics, design, organization and many other aspects of a website. The internet continues to grow and so this career is expected to continue to grow as well. Web developer ranked #9 on the list.
A computer programmer will write, test, debug and maintain software programs. These programs are designed to help the computer perform efficiently. This career came in at #13 overall.
Mechanical engineering isn’t just about being good at math. Designing a device and then turning it into a reality requires creativity and organizational skills. A mechanical engineer will need to do research, design, build and test each device. This career came in at #17 on the top 100 list.
The IT manager is the person to go to with any technical question. This is the person who is responsible for ensuring the front line technicians quickly solve problems with software and hardware. After all if the email doesn’t work or the computer has an error that employee doesn’t get any work done until the problem is fixed. This high pressure career shows up at #20 on the top 100 list.
Computer Systems Administrator
The computer systems administrator is responsible for making sure the intranet system works. They ensure that systems that share data are all working and that all computer stations are connected appropriately. This job came in #23 on the list.
A civil engineer is in charge of designing and building large structures such as bridges, roads and buildings. Again math is an important component of this career, but so is creativity. This career came in #26 overall and #9 for technical positions.
A lab technician may work in a clinic, hospital or research laboratory. These dedicated individuals are responsible for running crucial tests, analyzing data and making recommendations. This career is often in the medical field but is still very technical. Lab technician is #10 for careers in technology in 2013
To sum it up, the demand for IT professionals will continue to grow as well. If you are seeking new opportunities with IT, or related fields, click here to view our current job openings. Thanks for stopping by.