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Best Jobs in Technology

Vault ranks the best professions to have. Whether you are a recent grad or looking for a career change, use these rankings to find a job that is right for you.

  • Survey Methodology

    To determine our Best Career Path Rankings, we use a formula that weighs the most relevant categories for an overall quality ranking. Each path's overall score was calculated using the following formula: 25% demand (number of job openings), 25% earning potential (median salary), and 25% job satisfaction (perks, benefits, work/life balance), and 25% employment rates (unemployment).

Best Jobs in Technology


Software Engineers

Software engineers create or customize existing software programs to meet the needs of a particular business or industry. First, they spend considerable...


Software Application Developers

Software application developers devise applications, often referred to as apps, such as word processing programs, data storage programs, and spreadsheet...


Information Security Analysts

Information security analysts protect an organization’s computer systems and networks from unauthorized intrusion by cyber attacks. These intruders are...


Computer and Video Game Designers

Computer and video game designers, also known as game developers, create the ideas and interactivity for games. These games are played on various...


Internet Developers

An Internet developer, otherwise known as a Web developer or Web designer, is responsible for the creation of an Internet site. Most of the time, this is a...


Hardware Engineers

Hardware engineers design, build, and test computer hardware (such as computer chips and circuit boards) and computer systems. They also work with...


Computer Systems Programmer/Analysts

Computer systems programmer/analysts analyze the computing needs of a business or organization and then design a new system or upgrade an old system to...


Database Specialists

Database specialists design, install, update, modify, maintain, and repair computer database systems to meet the needs of their employers. To do this work...


Mobile Software Developers

Mobile software developers design and build applications (which are often referred to as apps) for mobile devices, which include smartphones, tablet...


Computer Network Administrators

Computer network administrators, or network specialists, design, install, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN),...