Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Top 10 Jobs in America has an article that Lists the top 10 bests jobs in America. MONEY Magazine and has researched over hundreds of jobs while considering their growth, pay, stress-levels and other factors, and these careers ranked the highest:

1. Software engineer
2. College professor
3. Financial adviser
4. HR manager
5. Physician assistant
6. Market research
7. Computer IT analyst
8. Real Estate appraiser
9. Pharmacist
10. Psychologist

WOOHOO! Go software engineering! The job comes to an average of 80,500 a year while starting is at 44,800. So the pay is decent and definitely enough to make a living on(leaves a lot of room for investing). Coming from an S.E perspectives, I think the greatest thing about it is that it gives you the room to be an artist. I like the fact that your in control of your own implementation (for the most part) and it makes you feel like you own a part of an application if not the whole thing, and thats a great feeling :)

Heres some interesting facts about S.E from Money Magazine:

1. Software Engineer

Why it's great Software engineers are needed in virtually every part of the economy, making this one of the fastest-growing job titles in the U.S. Even so, it's not for everybody.Designing, developing and testing computer programs requires some pretty advanced math skills and creative problem-solving ability. If you've got them, though, you can work and live where you want: Telecommuting is quickly becoming widespread.The profession skews young -- the up-all-night-coding thing gets tired -- but consulting and management positions aren't hard to come by once you're experienced.

What's cool Cutting-edge projects, like designing a new video game or tweaking that military laser. Extra cash from freelance gigs. Plus, nothing says cool like great prospects.

What's not Jobs at the biggest companies tend to be less creative (think Neo, pre-Matrix). Outsourcing is a worry. Eyestrain and back, hand and wrist problems are common.

Top-paying job Release engineers, who are responsible for the final version of any software product, earn six figures.

Education Bachelor's degree, but moving up the ladder often requires a master's.

If you want to see the rest of the list, it goes to 50, check it out on CNNMoney.

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