7. Software Applications Developer
What They Do: They develop, fix or improve the computer programs that allow users to do specific tasks, including those cool apps on your phone. They also develop apps for tablets, laptops, desktop computers and other electronic devices.
Hot Jobs Titles:
- Application Developer
- Software Developer
- Software Development Engineer
- Software Architect
- Application Integration Engineer
Median Annual Salary: $102,280*
Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 24% job growth through 2026.
What You’ll Need: Most employers will require a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, strong computer programming skills and experience.