Slideshow In review: 10 best jobs of 2017

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  • December 13 2017, 11:28am EST

10 best jobs of 2017

If numbers were a passion while growing up, a job-seeker’s future may — mathematically speaking — be as bright as possible. According to CareerCast’s most recent report, one of the more common skills among the most fast-paced and sought-after jobs on the market today includes math.

The report, from online job database CareerCast, utilizes a range of criteria such as income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands to rank 200 U.S. jobs annually. This year, these 10 jobs came in at the top.

10. Speech pathologist

Annual median salary: $73,410
Growth outlook to 2024: 21%

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9. Occupational therapist

Annual median salary: $80,150
Growth outlook to 2024: 27%

8. Software engineer

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

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7. Mathematician

Annual median salary: $111,100
Growth outlook to 2024: 21%

6. University professor (tenured)

Annual median salary: $72,470
Growth outlook to 2024: 13%

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5. Data scientist

Annual median salary: $111,267
Growth outlook to 2024: 16%

4. Information security analyst

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

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3. Operations research analyst

Annual median salary: $78,630
Growth outlook to 2024: 30%

2. Medical services manager

Annual median salary: $94,500
Growth outlook to 2024: 17%

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1. Statistician

Annual median salary: $80,110
Growth outlook to 2024: 34%

10 worst jobs of 2017

To see 2017's jobs with the worst outlook, click here.