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The best growing jobs in the world 2013

Which were the best jobs in the world for 2013? The best job for you might differ from that of your friends and colleagues, but all great jobs have several things in common. They offer high pay, healthy work environment, minimal physical exertion and robust growth prospects. Here are five of the best jobs in the world that grew 7% or more from 2010 to 2013 and are projected to continue growing in 2014, according to Forbes magazine.

1. Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)

Software developers are tech-smart professionals who design, construct, test and maintain software applications. Jobs in the industry experienced 7% growth with more than 70,800 jobs added since 2010.

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth opportunities in the sector is expected to reach 27.6% and more than 143,800 new positions created by the year 2020. In the UK, software developers salary range from a high of £62,500 to the lowest £47,500 per annum.

2. Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records to ensure fiscal accuracy and proper remittance of taxes. The sector has a solid growth records with 37,123 jobs added since 2010 and 3% growth expected from 2014.

Chartered accountants with six to nine years experience can make an average of £85,900 (£71,600 salary + £14,300 bonus) per year in the UK. The average pay for an auditor goes up from £29,448 per year, which made this one sector with the best jobs in the world for 2013.

3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

These professionals analyse statistics collected through market research surveys and then advice clients, companies and other business entities the best way to package, brand and sell products.

More than 31,335 market research analyst jobs were created since 2010, representing 10% growth. In the UK, estimated graduate starting salary lie between £18,000 and £25,000 per annum.

Other jobs with exciting prospects

Other jobs with exciting growth prospects and solid average salary heading into 2014 include computer systems analyst, registered nurse and human resources, training and labor relations specialists. The computer systems analyst industry, for example, has added 26,937 jobs since 2010 which represents a 5% growth. Junior computer systems analyst in the UK typically earn around £25,000 p.a., while more experienced analysts earn £40,000 a year on average.

If you are looking for a new job, you should probably focus more on these best jobs in the world 2013, which are also projected to continue growing in 2014 and the years to come.

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