What are the best jobs to have in 2015? We already covered what the worst jobs are, which range from newspaper reporter to lumberjack to taxi cab driver. But what about positions that are booming in pay, growth and overall happiness? CareerCast.com released its annual list of best jobs, and it includes audiologist, statistician and dental hygienist. See the full list below.
10. Computer systems analyst
With companies relying on technology and communication systems more than ever, computer systems analysts have a lucrative position with an average salary of $81,150 a year and job growth outlook of 23.50 percent.
9. Occupational therapist
An essential job for those on the road to recovery from physical, mental or cognitive illnesses and ailments, an occupational therapist makes an average $77,114 a year and has a job growth outlook of 29.14 percent.
8. Software engineer
Thanks to an abundance of tech companies and emerging new products, software engineers are more immersed in companies and businesses across the country. From app development to telecommunications networks, software engineers bring in $93,113 a year on average for their work and have a job growth outlook of 21.13 percent.
7. Dental hygienist
Another job in high demand, dental hygienists enjoy an average income of $71,102 a year and have a job growth outlook of 31.02 percent.
6. Data scientist
Continuing the trend of numbers-heavy positions, data scientists make an average income of $124,149 a year and have a growth outlook of 14.97 percent. The position is a growing and desired one, with businesses and entities having more data than they know what to do with and an interest in making it useful.
5. Biomedical engineer
One of the most important and rapidly evolving fields on the list of best jobs in 2015, a biomedical engineer makes an average of $89,165 a year and has a job growth outlook of 26.65 percent.
Another numbers-heavy job on the list of best jobs in 2015 is statistician, which involves working with and analyzing statistics for productive use. The job has many openings in the private and public sectors, and has an average income of $79,191 a year with a job growth outlook of 25.91 percent.
Working in numbers isn't as dreary to some as it is to most, with mathematician landing among the top 10 best jobs in 2015, thanks to average pay of $102,182 a year, a job growth outlook of 25.91 percent and plenty of career choices available.
Giving the gift of hearing and helping the hearing-impaired is one of the top jobs in 2015. The average income for an audiologist is $71,133 a year and job growth outlook for the position is 33.33 percent.
Leading the list of best jobs in 2015: actuary. Piling through paperwork and numbers doesn't bother actuaries, who evaluate and assess financial risk. They get paid $94,209 a year on average and have a job growth outlook of 25.09 percent.