Slideshow 10 best IT, engineering jobs

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  • April 28 2017, 1:00pm EDT
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10 best IT/engineering jobs

Data scientist, information security analyst, software engineer and computer systems analyst are among the best jobs in IT and engineering due to their competitive wages, high growth outlooks, and sheer importance to the evolving job landscape, according to a new CareerCast report.

“Data scientist and information security analyst are burgeoning fields with a future that offers many exciting and still unknown possibilities for those breaking into these professions,” says Kyle Kensing, online content editor at CareerCast. “Hiring growth outlook in the upper-teens to over 20% through the year 2024 unifies our best IT jobs.”

Data Scientist

Annual median salary: $128,240
Growth outlook through 2024: 16%

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Information Security Analyst

Annual median salary: $90,120
Growth outlook through 2024: 18%

Software Engineer

Annual median salary: $100,690
Growth outlook through 2024: 17%

Computer Systems Analyst

Annual median salary: $85,800
Growth outlook through 2024: 21%

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Network & Computer Systems Admin.

Annual median salary: $77,810
Growth outlook through 2024: 8%

Petroleum Engineer

Annual median salary: $129,990
Growth outlook through 2024: 10%

Web Developer

Annual median salary: $64,970
Growth outlook through 2024: 27%

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Environmental Engineer

Annual median salary: $84,560
Growth outlook through 2024: 12%

Civil Engineer

Annual median salary: $82,220
Growth outlook through 2024: 8%

Mechanical Engineer

Annual median salary: $83,590
Growth outlook through 2024: 5%

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View CareerCast's full report here

Also, see CareerCast's list of 2016's most overrated jobs here.