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    25 Hottest Careers for
    Bachelor Degrees

    Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Projections

    Top 25 Careers with Bachelor Degrees based on Numeric Change in Total Employment
    (2008-2018)
    OccupationEmployment
    (in thousands)
    Employment Change,
    2008-2018
    2008
    Median
    annual
    wages
    (Dollars)
    20082018Number (in
    thousands)
    Percent
    Accountants and auditors1,290.61,570.0 279.4 21.7 59,430
    Elementary school teachers, except special education1,549.51,793.7 244.2 15.8 49,330
    Computer software engineers, applications514.8689.9 175.1 34.0 85,430
    Network systems and data communications analysts292.0447.8 155.8 53.4 71,100
    Business operation specialists, all other1,091.11,217.0 125.9 11.5 59,920
    Computer software engineers, systems software394.8515.0 120.2 30.4 92,430
    Teachers and instructors, all other749.7860.1 110.4 14.7 31,100
    Computer systems analysts532.2640.3 108.1 20.3 75,500
    Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education659.5760.6 101.2 15.3 49,700
    Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education1,087.71,184.1 96.3 8.9 51,180
    Construction managers551.0645.8 94.8 17.2 79,860
    Network and computer systems administrators339.5418.4 78.9 23.2 66,310
    Market research analysts249.8319.9 70.1 28.1 61,070
    Civil engineers278.4345.9 67.6 24.3 74,600
    Public relations specialists275.2341.3 66.2 24.0 51,280
    Personal financial advisors208.4271.2 62.8 30.1 69,050
    Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists207.9265.9 58.0 27.9 45,470
    Cost estimators217.8272.9 55.2 25.3 56,510
    Training and development specialists216.6267.1 50.5 23.3 51,450
    Financial analysts250.6300.3 49.6 19.8 73,150
    Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other224.6271.9 47.2 21.0 55,710
    Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school226.0270.3 44.3 19.6 50,020
    Graphic designers286.1323.1 36.9 12.9 42,400
    Child, family, and school social workers292.6328.7 36.1 12.3 39,530
    Medical and public health social workers138.7169.8 31.1 22.4 45,650