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The Top 50 Careers This Year

What are the top 50 careers in the country, based on factors such as job-growth projections, salary data, and job satisfaction? U.S. News and World Report recently compiled a list, and the major takeaway seems to be that healthcare and fitness will become hot industries in the coming years, which makes sense given the U.S.'s aging boomer population.

To come up with the year's list, U.S. News  included projections from the Labor Department for job growth up to 2018, and found occupations that are expected to add jobs at an above-average rate over the next decade, and that provide above-average income.

To get more detailed information on the jobs below, including salary ranges and individual job profiles, check out Monster's Career Management Tools section.

Business Jobs: Actuary Accountant Financial adviser Financial analyst Logistician Meeting planner Public relations specialist Sales manager Training specialist

Creative and Service Jobs: Commercial pilot Curator Film and video editor Gaming manager Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technician Interpreter/Translator Multimedia artist Technical writer

Healthcare Jobs: Athletic trainer Dental hygienist Lab technician Massage therapist Occupational therapist Optometrist Physician assistant Physical therapist Physical therapist assistant Radiologic technologist Registered nurse School psychologist Veterinarian

Social Service Jobs: Clergy Court reporter Education administrator Emergency management specialist Firefighter Marriage and family therapist Mediator Medical and public health social worker Special-education teacher Urban planner

Technology Jobs: Biomedical engineer Civil engineer Computer software engineer Computer support specialist Computer systems analyst Environmental engineering technician Environmental science technician Hydrologist Meteorologist Network architect

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