Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs in 2012

on April 13 2012 7:10 AM
  • 10. Mathematician
    A mathematician applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational, or industrial climate. Though the job scores low in work environment, a low score in stress and physical demands and an increasing hiring outlook provides better prospects for this occupation in 2012, according to US-based consultancy CareerCast. Overall Score: 392.00 Income: $99,191.00 stock.xchng
  • 9. Computer Systems Analyst
    The occupation scores well in all key areas, except work environment. Financial news provider 24/7 Wall St. also listed job of a Computer Systems Analyst as one of the best paying jobs of the future. Overall Score: 370.00 Income: $78,148.00 stock.xchng
  • 8. Online Advertising Manager
    CareerCast defines an Online Advertising Manager as someone who "plans, directs, or coordinates advertising policies, campaigns and programs online." The job scores more than average in hiring outlook and less in physical demands. Overall Score: 343.00 Income: $87,255.00 stock.xchng
  • 7. Occupational Therapist
    An Occupational Therapist "develops individualized programs of activity for mentally, physically, developmentally and emotionally impaired persons, to aid them in achieving self-reliance." The job has one of the fastest growing hiring outlook in 2012. Overall Score: 318.00 Income: $72,110.00 Pictured: Sophia Jablonski (L) is assisted by Dr. Citlali Lopez-Ortiz during a dance class for children with movement disabilities in Evanston, Illinois March 25, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
  • 6. Audiologist
    An audiologist "Diagnoses and treats hearing problems by attempting to discover the range, nature, and degree of hearing function." The occupation's hiring outlook is much higher in 2012. Overall Score: 311.00 Income: $67,137.00 stock.xchng
  • 5. Financial Planner
    Overall Score: 300.00 Income: $104,161.00 stock.xchng
  • 4. Dental Hygienist
    Overall Score: 289.00 Income: $68,109.00 Financial news provider 24/7 Wall St. also listed it as one of the best paying jobs of the future. stock.xchng
  • 3. Human Resources Manager
    Hiring in Human Resource will grow at 21 per cent through 2020, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job of a Human Resources Manager is the third best job in 2012. FOTOCROMO/stock.xchng
  • 2. Actuary
    An actuary "interprets statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters." With more than average rate of hiring, the occupation is the second best job of 2012. Overall Score: 226.00 Income: $88,202.00 stock.xchng
  • 1. Software Engineer
    With overall score of 176.00 (and Income: $88,142.00), job of a Software Engineer is the best job of 2012. "The world is going digital, and Software Engineers who can help with that transformation are reaping the benefits. Their pay is great, hiring demand for their skills is through the roof, and working conditions have never been better. And that’s why the job of Software Engineer ranks tops in our annual Jobs Rated report on the nation’s best and worst jobs for 2012." stock.xchng
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The US-based consultancy CareerCast has listed the ten best jobs of 2012 on the basis work environment offered, stress, income levels, physical demands and job outlook.

Occupations that ranked the best in these five key areas were listed as the top ten. The consultancy says that most of the jobs in their list are based on digital revolution, healthcare and science.

With the increase in digital computing demands and healthcare needs, it makes sense that most of the professions on our Best Jobs list this year are related to the fields of math, science and healthcare, the consultancy noted in its annual Jobs Rated report on the nation's best and worst jobs for 2012.

Here are the ten best jobs of 2012.

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