2017 and 2018 are going to be great years for the US job market. With so many new jobs coming up and existing ones being augmented, the future looks brighter for people who are just entering into the job world – and even for those who are presently employed.

If you are an entry level candidate who has no experience in hand and just starting his career path, or if you are changing your career at mid-level, be cautious about professions which are expected to stay secure as well as highly paid in the years of 2017 and 2018. Economic disorders and global slump in jobs have changed the setting in several professions and challenged predictable wisdom regarding a good career path.

We do not anticipate that the job demand graph will suddenly change on a drastic course as soon as the year 2017 hits. However, with trends and demands and supply, we do have some predictions based on strong research modules for the 10 highest paid and most sought after jobs in 2017 and 2018.

Best Jobs for 2017 and 2018

Application Developers
With a projected job growth of 22.7% between 2016 and 2025, working as an application developer is bound to be fruitful. A bachelor’s degree in a related field, and an interest in developing applications for phones and tablets is all that you need. People working as application developers earn a median annual salary of $96,461.

Nurse Practitioners
Between 2015 and 2025, the projected job growth of nurse practitioners is 25.7%. Thanks to Obamacare, an increase in number of newly insured people has been seen, to handle which, nurse practitioners are required. The annual median salary of a person working at this position is $97,396, and typical education required is a master’s degree in nursing.

Information Security Analysts
Beefing up information security is the prime concern of all organizations. No wonder that the job growth of this position stands at 31% between 2016 and 2025! A bachelor’s degree in computer science along with a programming major or another IT Security field is important if this is the career path that you want to take.

Physical Therapists
Technology may be a blessing for most of us but it can cause problems for people who have resorted to using it for everything. Not only this, aging baby boomers are great clients for people working as physical therapists. The demand for physical therapists is expected to grow at a 21.9% clip over the next 10 years, making 2017, the best year to begin a degree or even end one!

Market Research Analysts
Standing at a pedestal where job growth for market research analysts is a staggering 28%, people working at this position earn an annual median salary of $62,226. The reason for the popularity of this position is probably due to the extensive requirements of companies who want to navigate an increasingly competitive landscape, anticipating to crunch numbers, and effectively study market conditions.

Occupational Therapists
Surprised that this job made it to the list? Well why not? With so many occupational hazards eminent nowadays and thanks to the aging Baby Boomer population, it is no wonder that occupational therapists are in high demand! If you are training to be one you can easily earn about $72,000 a year!

Computer Engineers
Well, no need to explain this profession! Every organization needs computer engineers for their software and hardware solutions. No way can you escape from these people. At an average a computer engineer makes $ 78,000 and we foresee that they will be in high demand forever!

This is a forever sought after profession owing to the fact that mathematics is the basics of all science practices and that too not in any one particular industry but as an over all demand. Mathematicians make $99,000 a year at an average and it is a known fact that even though the federal government is laying people off due to the recession, it is hiring mathematicians galore!

Human Resources Managers
It is a known fact that the previous generation of HR managers is retiring and the new one, well, is just not there. Considering that a human resource manager can earn approximately $ 99,000 a year, it is a wonder (and very odd) that not many people pursue this job. Hence the increase in demand!

Financial Planners
A financial planner is someone who tells you how you should use your money in order to make more money. Do you see these people going out of fashion? No way! Many people realize that they have not made the investments that they should have and time has run / is running out. Enter financial planners. You have a retirement plan and the people providing it earn approximately $100,000 a year!