5. Software Applications Developer

Median Annual Salary

What They Do: As an app developer, you will design and build applications to meet specific needs for your company and clients. With an in-depth understanding of programming, your applications will make processes more efficient, offering software solutions to complex business needs.

Why It's Hot: The BLS projects 25% job growth through 2028.
What You'll Need: You will most likely need a bachelor's degree in a programming or developer-related field, though skills can be gained through real-world experience or bootcamps.