Software Developer The Best Job 2018 in US, How Australia & Malaysia?

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BY: MOHD EZLI MASHUT

The best job 2018 at United States (US) is software developer according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey. Software developers, who on average make $100,080, according to the report, are in “huge” demand now and are expected to be in the future

The latest report according to the annual ranking, which uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand and the best work-life balance, salary and future prospects, among other factors.

Meanwhile the job of dentish was No. 2 this year, followed by physician assistant at No. 3 and nurse practitioner at No. 4. Healthcare jobs, including nurse practitioners and physicians, usually dominate the list.

This year is the first time since 2015 that a healthcare practitioner has not topped the list. Orthodontist, which held the top spot last year, came in at No. 5.

It’s not the first time software developer has topped the list. In 2014, the techie job usurped healthcare jobs to land in the top spot. Since then, however, healthcare jobs have led the list.

Healthcare jobs are expected to grow 18% by 2026, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the predicted gain of 2.3 million jobs is more than any other industry. 

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The education industry is set to grow 13.3% by 2018, creating 58,900 more jobs over the next five years.

As a result of the increased amount of people in our aging population, the need for more medical staff is on the rise. 

Predicted by the NSW Government, we should see job numbers grow by 16.3% by November of 2018. 

With the current rates of new nurses entering the field, there is an estimated 109,000 nurses that our population will be in need of by 2025 due to a nursing shortfall, making this field of work ideal for the estimated future growth and need.

As computers and technology become more vital to our everyday lives, the ICT industry is in need of more people to help support the growing use of such technology. 

There is believed to be a strong growth of 12.8% by the end of 2018, as estimated by The Department of Employment. Computer network professionals are the top expected growing professionals needed nationwide, with a 20.5% increase.

Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia in 2018

One of the highest paying job for a fresh grad is one in building engineering and construction. Civil and structural engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and interior designers fall under this category. Salary: Starting at RM5,500

With 4 billion people estimated to be using the internet and the recent boom of demand of web, app, system and tech developers, a career in IT is one of the most alluring anywhere in the world.

In Malaysia, it has among the highest entry-level salary in the market with a fresh graduate earning an average of RM 4,600. Depending on the company and the type of programming you do, scaling your salary could be fairly easy, if you’re a good developer. Salary range: Starting from RM4,600



REFERENCE:
1. Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-best-job-software-developer-20180110-story.html

2. International Carear Institute

3. https://sentral.edu.my/newsfeed/studytips/top-10-highest-paying-jobs-malaysia-2018/

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