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The Best Jobs of 2018

For nearly 30 years, CareerCast.com have produced an annual “Best jobs” list that ranks 200 occupations based on various factors. Over the last couple of years, many jobs in the top-20 of this list are frequently connected to Computer Science. This means that they provide a pleasant work environment, low stress, a good salary and strong projected growth in the near future.

Here are the top-10 entries for 2018, with those related to Computer Science marked in bold:

  1. Genetic Counselor
  2. Mathematician
  3. University Professor
  4. Occupational Therapist
  5. Statistician
  6. Medical Services Manager
  7. Data Scientist
  8. Information Security Analyst
  9. Operations Research Analyst
  10. Actuary

For the first time in many years, Software Engineer is not rated among the top-10 jobs (although others still put it in the top spot). Software Developer is at #11, Application Software Developer is at #19, and Web Developer is at #20; the others in the #11-#20 range are almost all medical occupations.

It is important to note that in many jobs, even if not directly related to Computer Science, it is an extremely valuable skill to know how to program.

For reference, here are the top-10 jobs of 2017:

  1. Statistician
  2. Medical Services Manager
  3. Operations Research Analyst
  4. Information Security Analyst
  5. Data Scientist
  6. University Professor
  7. Mathematician
  8. Software Engineer
  9. Occupational Therapist
  10. Speech pathologist

Here are the top-10 jobs of 2016:

  1. Data Scientist
  2. Statistician
  3. Information Security Analyst
  4. Audiologist
  5. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  6. Mathematician
  7. Software Engineer
  8. Computer System Analyst
  9. Speech pathologist
  10. Actuary