Are You Looking for the Right Job Right Now?



Find out which jobs are rated highest for the coming year.

With the recession finally over, both the unemployed and the unhappily employed are on the hunt for new opportunities. How do you determine whether a job you find online is a great opportunity or a career killer?

While a lot depends on your personal goals, the 2011 Jobs Rated Report from may help streamline your search. Using data from government sources, trade groups and private organizations, Jobs Rated scores and ranks more than 200 jobs based on a combination of these five key criteria:

  1. Physical demands
  2. Work environment
  3. Income
  4. Outlook
  5. Stress level

According to the report, the top five jobs for 2011 are:

  1. Software Engineer
    Researches, designs, develops and maintains software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific and industrial purposes. Average Income: $87,140
  2. Mathematician
    Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational or industrial climate. Average Income: $94,178
  3. Actuary
    Interprets statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters. Average Income: $87,204
  4. Statistician
    Tabulates, analyzes and interprets the numeric results of experiments and surveys. Average Income: $73,208
  5. Computer Systems Analyst
    Plans and develops computer systems for businesses and scientific institutions. Average Income: $77,153

The complete list of the top 200 jobs for this year is available on the Careercast website, along with an explanation of the report’s methodology.

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