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1 The Best Jobs of 2014 Best Jobs of 2014: 1. Mathematician BLS Median Annual Salary:$101,360 Projected Job Growth by 2022:23% Jobs Rated Score (the lower the better):63 Careers in mathematics are diverse and rewarding. Mathematicians rank among the more well-compensated in the 2014 Jobs Rated report. The field also has a positive outlook for continued future growth.

2 Best Jobs of 2014: 2. University Professor (Tenured) Best Jobs of 2014: 2. University Professor (Tenured) BLS Median Annual Salary:68,970 Projected Job Growth by 2022:19%* Jobs Rated Score :73 Achieving tenure is a difficult milestone for those in higher education, but doing so is a rewarding goal. Many of the careers atop the 2014 Jobs Rated report require postsecondary education, and university professors are integral in giving students the necessary foundation to succeed in other careers. * denotes BLS figures for all postsecondary positions.

3 Best Jobs of 2014: 3. Statistician Best Jobs of 2014: 3. Statistician BLS Median Annual Salary:$75,560 Projected Job Growth by 2022:27% Jobs Rated Score :96 Statistical analysis is of growing importance to a wide spectrum of industries, thus professional statisticians are in high demand.

4 Best Jobs of 2014: 4. Actuary Best Jobs of 2014: 4. Actuary BLS Median Annual Salary:$93,680 Projected Job Growth by 2022:26% Jobs Rated Score :103 Those skilled in mathematics and statistical analysis can find rewarding opportunities as an actuary. The career is challenging, and becoming an actuary requires passing a series of exams. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a very favorable hiring market for actuaries in the years to come, thanks in part to more Americans having healthcare coverage.

5 Best Jobs of 2014: 5. Audiologist Best Jobs of 2014: 5. Audiologist BLS Median Annual Salary:$69,720 Projected Job Growth by 2022:34% Jobs Rated Score :110 An audiologist helps patients address hearing and balance problems. With an aging population, audiologists are expected to be in high demand over the coming years. The BLS also reports that as hearing aid technology improves, devices become more attractive to patients, which translates into greater opportunities for audiologists.

6 Best Jobs of 2014: 6. Dental Hygienist Best Jobs of 2014: 6. Dental Hygienist BLS Median Annual Salary:$70,210 Projected Job Growth by 2022:33% Jobs Rated Score :2012 Opportunities in the field are abundant and expected to grow considerably by The most skilled in the field can command very competitive wages and a flexible work schedule.

7 Best Jobs of 2014: 7. Software Engineer Best Jobs of 2014: 7. Software Engineer BLS Median Annual Salary:$93,350 Projected Job Growth by 2022:22% Jobs Rated Score :125 Computer technology is always changing and becoming more sophisticated. The latest wave in the field is cloud computing, and companies need software engineers able to meet this and other adaptations in the most fundamental facet of 21st century business.

8 Best Jobs of 2014: 8. Computer Systems Analyst Best Jobs of 2014: 8. Computer Systems Analyst BLS Median Annual Salary:$79,680 Projected Job Growth by 2022:25% Jobs Rated Score :126 Network administration is a critical component of business practices, and its importance will only continue to grow in the coming years as more companies and institutions move hard copy files into digital formats.

9 Best Jobs of 2014: 9. Occupational Therapist Best Jobs of 2014: 9. Occupational Therapist BLS Median Annual Salary:$75,400 Projected Job Growth by 2022:29% Jobs Rated Score :129 Occupational therapists work with the injured or ill and use routine activities to speed rehabilitation. Demand for their skills is high as they focus on modifying each patient's physical environment while training them to use equipment to increase independence. By focusing on helping patients engage in meaningful activities of daily living, they tend to cater to the aging population.

10 Best Jobs of 2014: 10. Speech Pathologist Best Jobs of 2014: 10. Speech Pathologist BLS Median Annual Salary:$69,870 Projected Job Growth by 2022:19% Jobs Rated Score :138 Speech pathologist ranks in the top 10 of the 2014 Jobs Rated report for its favorable marks across all categories. Speech pathologists can work in educational or medical settings to help patients work through communicative disorders.

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