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n a world that's constantly changing, finding a career that offers job security and steady finances in a growing market can be tremendously comforting. If you're looking for the best field to pursue, here are some top jobs offering high salaries and exceeding the expectations of the job market. Note: The average growth per- centage for any career is eight percent.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
DESCRIPTION: Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for imple- menting computer systems to meet those goals. Typical job duties associated with this position are analyzing technology needs within companies, computer main- tenance, cyber-security and keeping up to date with the latest technology trends. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Computer and information systems man- agers typically need a bachelors degree in computer and information technolo- gy or a related field, such as engineering technologies. Many organizations also require their computer and information systems managers to have a graduate de- gree. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is common and takes two years beyond the undergraduate level to complete. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $159,010 per year JOB GROWTH OUTLOOK: 11 percent
Human Resources Managers
DESCRIPTION: Human resources managers plan, coordinate and direct the ad- ministrative functions of an organization. They manage the recruiting, interview- ing and hiring of new staff, consult with top executives on strategic planning and serve as a link between an organizations management and its employees. Their duties can entail coordinating an organizations workforce to best suit employees, designing and overseeing employee benefit programs and handling staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Human resources managers typically need a bachelors degree to enter the occupation. The degree may be in human resourc- es or another field, such as business, communications or psychology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management may be helpful. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $126,230 per year JOB GROWTH OUTLOOK: 9 percent
DESCRIPTION: Nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice reg- istered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. Their duties could also include operating and monitoring medical equipment, diagnoses, research, running tests and creating patient care plans. The scope of practice varies from state to state. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Nurse practitioners must have a masters degree in their specialty. APRNs also must be licensed registered nurses in their state, pass a national certification exam and have a state APRN license. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $123,780 per year JOB GROWTH OUTLOOK: 45 percent
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