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The three best jobs for 2014

Are you hunting for a new job in 2014? Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation, says: "More high-wage jobs will be created in 2014 which will, in turn, fuel the creation of jobs at lower pay levels." Whether you already have the talent it'll take to get one of these jobs or you are simply looking ahead at new career prospects, the following are three of the best jobs for 2014 to consider.

Home Care Aides

With the baby boomer generation (generation born between 1946 and 1964, according Wikipedia) getting older, the need for personal or home care aides is increasing worldwide. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics projects care giver jobs will experience a 50.6% increase by 2016.

Similarly, careers in social care will experience a general salary rise in the next few years. Personal/home care aides, in particular, will earn a median pay of around £14,500 p.a by 2016. If you are interested in a nursing or medical career, this is one of best jobs for 2014 to look into.

Software Engineers

Another career with exciting growth prospects in 2014 is software engineering. As the world becomes more connected through information technology, more and more businesses and companies are looking up to software engineers to help improve their computer networking.

Software engineers apply the principles of engineering to design, develop, maintain, test and evaluate the software and systems that make computer networking possible. The career field is expected to grow 44% by 2016.

In the UK, the average software engineer salary is £32,843, depending upon the company, location and nature of the employer's business. You will need at least a bachelor’s degree to get your fair chance in the industry.

Financial Adviser

Closing our list of best jobs for 2014 is financial advicer. Your job as a financial advicer is to provide clients, businesses and companies with advice on financial matters and make recommendations on ways to best utilise their money. A projected growth of 40% is expected in the industry by 2016.

Typical annual salaries at trainee adviser level in the UK range from £20,000 to £30,000. Qualified financial advisers can earn between £30,000 and £45,000. As long as you are intelligent, well educated, well spoken and reliable, you can make an excellent financial advicer.

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