25 Best Jobs Of 2013

Posted by on January 29, 2013

Getting paid, sustaining your lifestyle, and preparing for the future are some of the popular reasons why people choose to get into jobs that pay well. However, being financially compensated is not the only thing that drives individuals into doing their part and fulfilling their obligation to a company. Skill, expertise, and interest are some of the deciding factors that employers look for when hiring someone. In case you are feeling a bit worried about your career for this brand new year, why not check the 25 best jobs of 2013 and see if you could amp up your growth and profit a bit?
25

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

Median Salary: $77,990

Helping people talk and adapt to a certain language is not as easy as it looks. A speech-language pathologist can be considered to be a physical therapist of speech as they help patients condition their tongue, mouth, gum, and air flow movements through exercises that assist them in communicating better. Complications from simple physiological difficulties to patients recovering from cleft lip operations are often assisted by this profession.

24

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer

Median Salary: $77,990

If you are the person that aims to create a better nation by developing plans and implementing projects that improve buildings, streets, drainage systems, waterways, bridges, roads, and even other infrastructures, then being a civil engineer is for you. Knowledge in strength of materials, cost effective materials purchasing, and calculative designing are necessary in this field of work.

23

Market Research Analyst

Market Research Analyst

Median Salary: $60,250

One of the major job requirements of being a market research analyst is that you must have a keen sense of detail as your job is to actually observe people, their reactions to products, buying trends, swinging demands, and even product likeliness. All of these lead to propositions of changing product prices, packaging, advertisements, selling locations, and more.

22

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Median Salary: $65,210

Being a sonographer is not that difficult as far as using 3D imaging tools are concerned. However, it is your task to make sure that the output, quality, and preciseness of the result is maintained. Also, the welfare, experience, and comfort of the patient should also be taken care of, at the time when the sonography procedures are being done.

21

Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Systems Administrator

Median Salary: $70,970

A computer systems administrator checks and monitors the health and performance of existing systems in the office or in the business. They make sure that systems are being used in standard functions, they resolve compatibility issues with implementing programs and software, and they also see to it that everything works well, no matter what process is being done. Work stations, networks, and telecommunications services are their field of expertise.


20

Epidemiologist

Epidemiologist

Median Salary: $64,220

From the very sense of the word, an epidemiologist is a scientist and researcher that studies and gathers data about diseases that threaten life on a massive scale. Such diseases are dengue fever, SARS, AH1N1, swine flu, bird flu, malaria, and so on.

19

IT Manager

IT Manager

Median Salary: $118,010

The IT manager is the main guy that leads a team of IT professionals. Attaining this position can only be possible with knowledge from almost all fields of information technology such as database management, programming, debugging, systems analysis, and so on. More importantly, this pro should also have leadership skills that connect and unite his team of computer experts.

18

Veterinary Technologist & Technician

Veterinary Technologist & Technician

Median Salary: $30,140

Just like in the hospital, veterinarians can perform better and more fully with veterinary technologists and technicians by their side. Those who collect fresh samples from animals, place analytic apparatuses, administer anesthesia, and interpret samples through tools are valuable members of the vet team.

17

Interpreter & Translator

Interpreter & Translator

Median Salary: $44,160

Speaking, writing, and sign language are some of the most common ways people interact with each other, no matter the language or dialect being used. Interpreters and translators are advantageous in this field if they master a language that could be translated or interpreted in all fields of communication. They could be hired by global companies and even in BPOs for customer interaction.

16

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Median Salary: $79,230

Mechanical engineers are well-acquainted with engines, large equipment, and other machinery that performs tasks to accomplish huge jobs. They are usually assigned in car factories, oil extraction facilities, mining fields, heavy equipment businesses, and even in ships or planes.

15

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Median Salary: $51,040

A physical therapist assistant only means that you are accompanying and helping the main therapist in helping and nursing the patient to recover body movements. Though education may not be as substantial and as lengthy as that of the physical therapist, procedures like massaging, joint recalibration, and flexing are still learned. Of course, it also means that salary is lesser than the main professional.

14

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

Median Salary: $67,880

Due to things like education stress, peer pressure, learning challenges, and social interaction school psychologists are needed to make things balanced and leveled for teachers and learners alike. They can be found as guidance counselors, disciplinarians, and even administrators. They make sure that children get the most of their schooling experience.

13

Computer Programmer

Computer Programmer

Median Salary: $72,630

Computer programmers are experts when it comes to interacting with various devices and gadgets by creating codes, texts, and even statements that the computer understands. Their complex knowledge with things like Java, HTML, Unix, Linux, C++, Python, SQL, and others offer an edge in this field of work.

12

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Median Salary: $73,820

You may think that being an occupational therapist is no different from being a physical therapist. Although both are assisting in restoring body functions they use varying methods. Occupational therapists help patients restore movement with the use of the environment and modify recovery based on tools being used. Think of inclined planes, stairs, side rails, overhead beams, chairs, and even desks as some of their equipment.

11

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Median Salary: $82,900

Veterinarians are more than just doctors that treat and take care of dogs. In fact, they have been equipped with skills that can treat different kinds of animals from birds to turtles, and even whales. They are also responsible for animal care, whether it is done in the home, in a business, or in some other industry. These professionals also participate in eradicating animal-borne diseases that affect both animals and humans alike.

10

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Median Salary: $69,280

A dental hygienist is becoming more in demand these days and they are becoming more accessible for people who only need assistance in getting their mouth clean. Assistance in brushing, tooth cleaning, and gum treatments are some of the functions they perform.

9

Web Developer

Web Developer

Median Salary: $77,990

With many businesses, establishments, companies, and even small-scale industries looking for means to connect with customers in cyberspace, the need of a website is becoming more in demand, especially due to the influence of social media that makes the world a smaller place, where establishing connections have been easier and faster than ever. The assistance of a web developer may be necessary as creating free websites do not meet the results you need. These people can talk with you about what you need to achieve with the prospective site, and they can create the webpage according to your specifications.

8

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

Median Salary: $78,270

These professionals are adept in helping the injured and the elderly to strengthen their bones and muscles, and helping them recover to be able to use their hands, feet, and other motor skills such as walking, running, holding objects, flexing their arms, and so on.

7

Software Developer

Software Developer

Median Salary: $89,280

In order for specific programs to be created, developed, tested, and checked for bugs, the expertise of a Software Developer would be necessary. They are different from programmers in a way that they are more dedicated into creating or developing software depending on the demands and specifications given by the client.

6

Database Administrator

Database Administrator

Median Salary: $75,190

With businesses, hospitals, schools, libraries, and even companies that store more and more information in their PCs, laptops, and even in database servers, a Database Administrator becomes more in demand to decrease the chance of losing data, speed up information load and feed, and prevent possible corruption of files if maintenance, monitoring, and updating of a database has not been implemented.

5

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Median Salary: $65,690

Aside from being an aid to doctors, nurses are there to make sure that patients get the most of the medical assistance they need at times when other professionals are not available. You could consider them as one of the “jack of all trades” where they have knowledge of most of the procedures being administered by dedicated specialists. Whether it involves surgery, medication, patient care, they are there to back things up.

4

Computer Systems Analyst

Computer Systems Analyst

Median Salary: $78,770

One of the most important people when it comes to connecting a client with the IT department, Computer Systems Analysts are the professionals to depend on if someone is looking for technology solutions that would aid offices, workstations, and business processes. They dig into existing systems, analyzes prospective solutions, and propose projects for the betterment of a company or a business.

3

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

Median Salary: $113,390

Found in drug stores, offices, and nursing homes, pharmacists are becoming in-demand in places that depend on in-house medications and consumable treatments. After all, the medicine market is shifting and without the knowledge of these people, consumers, employees, and even the elderly would not be able to make the most of their drug purchase.

2

Physician

Physician

Median Salary: $183,170

When you ask people about the doctors they are associated with, you will hear most of the time that they have physicians checking on them and treating them of whatever they are feeling. Physicians are in demand as they are the most accessible doctors patients could think about. After all, having your body checked, analyzed, and understood in general determines the intervention of dedicated specialists that can treat more complicated diseases or disorders.

1

Dentist

Dentist

Median Salary: $142,740

Dentists take the lead spot this year as people are making more of an investment in having their mouth maintained and checked frequently. Oral procedures such as extractions and braces are not going anywhere anytime soon and as usual, the stress level and personal interaction all make dentistry a favorable profession.

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