Saturday, December 30, 2006

Software engineers

-- Best jobs of 2006 --

With this post I propose to put an end to 2006, and I thought it would be a good idea to point out one study made by CNNMoney. A research was organized to find out the best jobs and their caracteristics (research done in USA).
I have been pleasantly surprised to see that the Software engineer career ranks highest. Now, I may say it is expected, as among some other factors, growth of IT-markets and rapid development of information technology requires it. If you are in it, you probably agree it is a very competitive branch.
And here are the top 10 jobs of 2006 (in the USA):

  1. 1. Software Engineer
  2. 2. College professor
  3. 3. Financial adviser
  4. 4. Human Resources Manager
  5. 5. Physician assistant
  6. 6. Market research analyst
  7. 7. Computer IT analyst
  8. 8. Real Estate Appraiser
  9. 9. Pharmacist
  10. 10. Psychologist

The factors that were taken into consideration are from my point of view pretty cool: job growth, benefits, what is expected (education level, efficient problem and problem related issue handling (e.g. job stress level) and what is required (creativity, problem solving capabilities, flexibility).

And this is how the chart looks like:

Source picture taken from CNNMoney.

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