Each year, U.S. News publishes a list of the top 10 Jobs, and for the first time, health care is not No. 1. Technology's rise to the top spot is attributed to the growth of mobile phone use and app proliferation in addition to Internet security breaches and the need for advanced security. U.S. News Careers Editor, Jada Graves writes:
[No. 1] Software developer rose from No. 7 in 2013 to this year's most attractive profession, with employment expected to swell 23 percent by 2022. Our increased dependence on mobile software has fostered superb job opportunity for software developers, plus the salary is none too shabby – in 2012, their median salary was $90,060.
According to the BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analyst jobs will rise by 36.5 percent by 2014.
Other tech jobs that made the list are Computer Systems Analyst (No.2) and Web Developer (No. 9).
Of course, health care's loss of the number one spot only bumps the percentages down a bit. The other seven in the Top 10 belong to the health care industry, with Dental Hygienist rounding out the list, Pharmacist at No. 5, and Nurse Practitioner at No. 4.
U.S. News's 100 Best list includes jobs in the business and social services sectors as well as construction and creative industries. View the full list here.
Philadelphia Technology News
In Philadelphia, Comcast's proposed technology startup has created a buzz.
The Comcast Innovation & Technology Center and efforts to expand the tech capacities in the city would bring an additional 1,500 jobs to Philly, Philadelphia Business Journal's Jeff Blumenthol reports.
Comcast spokesman John Demming said the building’s name derives from the fact that the company will centralize many of its technology-based job functions there. But it will also include incubator space for some of Philadelphia’s tech startups.
Health Care Jobs in Philly
U.S. News & World Report's ranking of hospitals in the Philadelphia area lists the top 19 of the 98 hospitals in the metro area, to include Camden, N.J. and Newark, Del.
The top five include:
5.Christiana Care Hospital (Newark, DE)
4. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
3. Hahnemann University Hospital
2. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
1. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.