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Get Hired: Tech Jobs Top the List of Hottest, High-Paying Gigs for 2014
techjobssciencemaleIf you’re looking to upgrade your coin and make a career change (or transition) next year, the tech industry is the place to be. Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) recently released a list of hot jobs that grew 7% or more from 2010 to 2013 and are projected to increase in 2014, and tech jobs were high on the list. Each falls within a higher-wage category of $22 per hour or more.

And you don’t have to be a techie or in the industry to get these gigs. Explore the option of taking courses, and apply the skills you’ve learned either on the job or for a lucrative side hustle. Every industry has room for tech-savvy professionals, from fashion to healthcare to media to sports.

Check out the top jobs that made the list:

Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software

  • Total employment in 2013: 1,042,402 jobs
  • Added 104,348 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $45.06

Web Developers

  • Total employment in 2013: 136,921 jobs
  • Added 13,364 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $27.84

Database Administrators

  • Total employment in 2013: 119,676 jobs
  • Added 11,241 jobs from 2010-2013, up 10 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $37.39

Information Security Analysts

  • Total employment in 2013: 75,995
  • Added 5,671 jobs from 2010-2013, up 8 percent
  • Median hourly earnings: $41.62

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