Twelve Best Engineers and IT Jobs of 2012 Rated

Posted on Jun 20 2012 - 9:25am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pradeep Yadav, a technology lover, analyzer and  love reporting about different technologies.

CareerCast, an Internet’s premier career site for finding targeted job opportunities by industry, function and location, has published its list of the best jobs to have in the IT and technical professions, and in which software engineers topped. While engineers dominate most of the top spots, IT professions are clustered toward the top. The site’s job database offers opportunities from all U.S. and Canadian newspaper, magazine, niche and TV station web sites powered by Adicio Inc

“We’re enjoying a true technology revolution, and techies who can lead that effort by creating and managing great software can write their own tickets,” says Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com. “Software engineers are the rock stars of today’s working world, and even computer systems analysts and web developers can claim some of that recognition, since the demand for IT pros is so deep.”

The Jobs Rated report measures a range of criteria to determine the top-ranked jobs, including the work environment, current hiring demand, average compensation, stress levels, the long-term career outlook and the physical effort required on the job. When measured together, they provide a clear picture of those jobs that rank higher than others in the field.

Based on these criteria, the top tech jobs are as follows:

  • Software engineer. Average salary: $90,000. Hiring outlook: 25.02
  • Computer systems analyst. Average salary: $78,000. Hiring outlook: 22.58
  • Web developer. Average salary: $75,000. Hiring outlook: 21.49
  • Petroleum engineer. Average salary: $114,000. Hiring outlook: 17.48
  • Civil engineer. Average salary: $77,000. Hiring outlook: 18.73
  • Computer programmer. Average salary: $71,000. Hiring outlook: 11.78
  • Technical writer. Average salary: $63,000. Hiring outlook: 15.93
  • Nuclear engineer. Average salary: $99,000. Hiring outlook: 10.32
  • Aerospace engineer. Average salary: $97,000. Hiring outlook: 4.24
  • Mechanical engineer. Average salary: $78,000. Hiring outlook: 9.03
  • Electrical engineer. Average salary: $87,000. Hiring outlook: 7.39
  • Industrial designer. Average salary: $76,000. Hiring outlook: 9.35
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