Technology jobs continue to place very well in comparative rankings of professions. Focus Research rated Systems Engineer as the best overall job ranking for a host of reasons including salary, growth opportunities and quality-of-life factors including flexibility, stress and satisfaction. The ranking also looked at how well these job titles did during the recession based on job openings and overall projected demand for these jobs in the future.
Other technology-related jobs include IT Project Manager, Software Product Manager, Developers, IT Business Analysts, Telecom Network Engineer, and Computer Network/Security Consultants.
The data used for the research included a variety of sources including the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Conference Board and CNNMoney.com.
The median salary for a Systems Engineer is listed as $87,100 and top pay is $130,000 and beat out College Professors, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
Other tech jobs from the list included the following median- and top-pay information:
IT Project Manager Median: $98,700 Top: $140,000
Network/Security Consultant Median: $99,700 Top: $152,000
Software Developer Median: $79,400 Top: $116,000
Software Product Manager Median: $106,000 Top: $148,000
IT Business Analyst Median: $82,600 Top: $119,00
Telecom Network Engineer Median: $86,200 Top: $130,000