Posted February 13, 2012 by

10 Jobs If Communication is Your Thing

Most jobs require employees to have specific skills, but many workers struggle to find jobs that complement their skill sets. Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., explains in the new edition of his book, 150 Best Jobs for Your Skills, that by discovering their greatest skills, workers can find jobs they enjoy and at which they excel.

Communication is an essential skill for many occupations, and Shatkin offers this list of 10 best jobs that require a high level of communication skills:

1. Management Analysts

Annual earnings: $78,160

Percent growth: 23.9

Annual openings: 30,650

 

2. Dental Hygienists

Annual earnings: $68,250

Percent growth: 36.1

Annual openings: 9,840

 

3. Physical Therapists

Annual earnings: $76,310

Percent growth: 30.3

Annual openings: 7,860

 

4. Physician Assistants

Annual earnings: $86,410

Percent growth: 39

Annual openings: 4,280

 

5. Pharmacists

Annual earnings: $111,570

Percent growth: 17

Annual openings: 10,580

 

6. Financial Analysts

Annual earnings: $74,350

Percent growth: 19.8

Annual openings: 9,520

 

7. Accountants and Auditors

Annual earnings: $61,690

Percent growth: 21.6

Annual openings: 49,750

 

8. Personal Financial Advisers

Annual earnings: $64,750

Percent growth: 30.1

Annual openings: 8,530

 

9. Compliance Officers

Annual earnings: $58,720

Percent growth: 31

Annual openings: 10,850

 

10. Veterinarians

Annual earnings: $82,040

Percent growth: 32.9

Annual openings: 3,020

 

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., has worked for 30 years in the career information field, presents and blogs on jobs, and has written many career books. He is past president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. As a leading occupational expert, Shatkin is in-demand by the media. He shares his knowledge and insights on national news programs and in online and print publications. Read his Career Laboratory blog at http://careerlaboratory.blogspot.com. Follow him on Twitter: @LaurenceShatkin.

For more information on his book, go to jist.com.

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