Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 3 Jobs for 2013

No. 1 Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

70,872 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth 

What They Do:

There are several different approaches to software development.  Most methodologies share some combination of the following stages of software development:
  • Analyzing the problem
  • Market Research
  • Gathering requirements for the proposed business solution
  • Devising a plan or design for the software-based solution
  • Implementation (coding) of the software
  • Testing the software
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance and bug fixing


No. 2 Accountants and Auditors

37,123 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth

What They Do:

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, the median annual wage of accountants and auditors was $61,690 in May 2010.

No. 3 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

31,335 jobs added since 2010, 10% growth

What they do:

Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

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