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University lists hot careers for grads

October 21 2013

National demand is increasing for college graduates with skills in computer sciences and analysis or problem solving, according to the fifth annual edition of University of California San Diego Extension’s “Hot Careers for College Graduates.” Applications Software developers and systems software developers tied for the most in-demand careers.

Here are the top 18 jobs:

  1. Software developers, applications
  2. Software developers, systems software
  3. Market research analysts
  4. Accountants and auditors
  5. Network and computer systems admin
  6. Elementary school teachers
  7. Computer systems analysts
  8. Management analysts
  9. Public relations specialists
  10. Insurance sales agents
  11. Financial analysts
  12. Computer programmers
  13. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific
  14. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents
  15. Paralegals and legal assistants
  16. Middle school teachers
  17. Training and development specialists
  18. Human resources specialists

This list scored careers in four criteria categories: current employment in the field, projected growth in the occupation between 2010 and 2020, median annual salary in the occupation, and workplace environment characteristics. 

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