The 18 best jobs for 2013 requiring bachelor’s degrees

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If the Mayan calendar predictions are wrong and the world continues into 2013, those with bachelor’s degrees will have an extra reason to celebrate the New Year. CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists have released the best bachelor degree jobs for 2013 based on occupations with the most added jobs since 2010, and the list covers a wide variety of industries.

“Where the U.S. will produce the most jobs in 2013 is likely to follow growth patterns of the last few years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “It’s no surprise that technology and engineering occupations comprise six of the top 10 positions on our list, but workers should also see more opportunities in production-related fields, marketing, healthcare and financial services. The competition for educated, specialized labor has intensified as market demands increase in both the manufacturing and services sectors.”

> Check out the infographic on 5 of the top jobs

Whether you’re working on your degree right now or already have an alma mater, check out the best 18 jobs for 2013 requiring a bachelor’s degree and see if the New Year will shine a spotlight on your career.

1. Software developer (applications and systems software)
70,872 jobs added since 2010, 7 percent growth
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2. Accountant and auditor
37,123 jobs added since 2010, 3 percent growth

3. Market research analyst and marketing specialist
31,335 jobs added since 2010, 10 percent growth
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4. Computer systems analyst
26,937 jobs added since 2010, 5 percent growth

5. Human resources, training and labor relations specialist
22,773 jobs added since 2010, 5 percent growth

6. Network and computer systems administrator
18,626 jobs added since 2010, 5 percent growth

7. Sales representative (wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific)
17,405 jobs added since 2010, 4 percent growth

8. Information security analyst, web developer and computer network architect
15,715 jobs added since 2010, 5 percent growth

9. Mechanical engineer
13,847 jobs added since 2010, 6 percent growth
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10. Industrial engineer
12,269 jobs added since 2010, 6 percent growth

11. Computer programmer
11,540 jobs added since 2010, 3 percent growth

12. Financial analyst
10,016 jobs added since 2010, 4 percent growth

13. Public relations specialist
8,541 jobs added since 2010, 4 percent growth

14. Logistician
8,522 jobs added since 2010, 8 percent growth
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15. Database administrator
7,468 jobs added since 2010, 7 percent growth

16. Meeting, convention and event planner
7,072 jobs added since 2010, 10 percent growth
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17. Cost estimator
6,781 jobs added since 2010, 3 percent growth

18. Personal financial advisor
5,212 jobs added since 2010, 3 percent growth

 

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