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Best Careers of the Future 2017

We analyzed 785 occupations to identify the best jobs for your future based on current salary and projected job growth over the next 10 years.

We analyzed 785 occupations to identify the best jobs for your future based on current salary and projected job growth over the next 10 years. Here are the top 10 careers in order of pay, from lowest to highest. Take a look.

Market Research Analyst

Median annual salary: $61,816 (All jobs: $43,233)

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 20.9% (All jobs: 8.6%)

Dental Hygienist

Median annual salary: $73,141

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 19.0%

Speech Language Pathologist

Median annual salary: $73,334

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 21.0%

Physical Therapist

Median annual salary: $83,501

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 30.4%

Computer Systems Analyst

Median annual salary: $85,080

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 22.0%

Personal Financial Adviser

Median annual salary: $86,780

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 23.8%

Health Services Manager

Median annual salary: $93,294

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 17.4%

App Developer

Median annual salary: $97,483

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 21.6%

Nurse Practitioner

Median annual salary: $98,288

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 32.3%

Physician Assistant

Median annual salary: $98,869

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 28.8%

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