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Business Insider: “It’s Better To Be A Software Programmer Than A Doctor In 2014”

doctor-surgeon-surgery-scrubs-5US News has released its list of the 100 best jobs in 2014, and the No. 1 job on the list is: software developer.

“The work is meaningful, touching every aspect of our lives. It pays well. It is in demand in all parts of the country and doesn’t require a lot of grad school to get started …

“Plus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be nearly 140,000 brand-new software development jobs created before 2022, says the US News study.

“If you can’t be a software developer, your next bet is computer systems analyst, which is a job that deals with tech design, troubleshooting and analysis. The systems analyst role is morphing into something called a “data scientist,” a new job title in huge demand thanks to the big data trend. A data scientist helps companies munch through massive amounts of information — like tweets, news articles and sales stats — to find business insights …

“Both of these jobs are better than being a dentist or a doctor, US News says.”

Well, duh …  Read more here.

February 21, 2014