If you’re a new grad looking to land your first job, you probably already know that some of the best-paying jobs for women are in tech. And though it might take hard work to break into the industry, it totally pays off once you land an amazing gig with a great salary. As with any field, there are some jobs that *everyone* wants because they pay big bucks. That’s why Robert Half Technology partnered with the Creative Group to figure out exactly which jobs in the tech and creative sectors will see the most salary growth in 2017. Of course, actual salaries depend on your location and your company’s pay scale, but the numbers below should give you a good idea of what to expect. Read on for eight jobs that are looking pretty good this year.
1. Front-End Web Developer: With a whopping 7.2 percent salary growth projected for this year, front-end developers are seriously killing it. For those with 1-3 years experience, the average salary is $56,500-$80,500 (pretty great, amirite?).
2. Mobile Designer: People who design apps and make websites look good on your phone make bank. This year, they’re estimated to bring in between $80,000 and $121,500.
3. Data Scientist: Do you *love* charts, graphs and crunching numbers? Can you see the big picture when looking at spreadsheets? If you answered yes, then data scientist could be the perfect career for you. And you’re in luck: You’ll score $116,000-$163,500 per year.
4. User Experience (UX) Designer: UX jobs blend creativity and technical expertise. If you’re interested in what makes websites and other digital products easier and more fun to use, this could be a career track to consider. Once you have 3-5 years’ experience, you’ll be taking home somewhere between $75,750 and $103,000.
5. Big Data Engineer: What’s big data, you ask? *Really big* sets of information that are analyzed through very complex processes involving computers. It takes a lot of training and expertise to be able to do this. That’s why these engineers will rake in anywhere from $135,000-$196,000 this year.
6. Network Security Engineer: These are the very important people who keep databases from getting hacked. Considering the events of the past year — 2016 presidential election, anyone? — it makes sense that their salaries, around $115,500-$162,500, are on the rise.
7. Content Strategist: Who knew that a creative job could be so lucrative? Content strategists brainstorm, write and edit content and figure out which types of content perform the best. You might not regret your English major after all when you’re making somewhere in the ballpark of $81,250-$115,250 a year.
8. Software Engineer: Engineers can usually count on taking home a hefty chunk of change every year, and this year is no different, with salaries ranging from $108,250-$164,500.
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