11 Hot Jobs for Every Girl

Try snagging one of these jobs.Try snagging one of these jobs.You're smart, hard-working and ready to take the world by storm-but you're not sure what career path you want to take? Not to worry, there are plenty of hot jobs in demand. The number of women in the work force is expected to jump 11 percent by 2014, so polish up those résumés and get hot job-hunting.

By Michelle Ruiz

1. Data Communication Analyst
Love the Web? Want to make $80,000 a year? Plug in as a data communications analyst-a clunky title for the whizzes who design computer systems for businesses and wireless carriers. It's one of the fastest-growing, well-paying jobs in the game, according to the Department of Labor.

2. Physical Therapist
Feel good and stay fit as a PT. Of all the open jobs out there, physical therapists (and their assistants) are in the highest demand. Bonus: they make an average salary of $73,000.

3. Environmental Engineer
How many jobs literally change the world? EE's work on recycling systems, protecting water supplies and public health, and get paid almost $80,000 to do so. This hot job is expected to employ 22 percent more Americans by 2020.

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4. Independent Beauty Consultant
Yes, you can be a professional beauty junkie-and make your own hours to boot. "Avon Lady" may sound like a retro gig, but most open job listings are in sales, and demand is high for independent beauty contractors (think Mary Kay and Avon), especially in big cities.

5. Physician's Assistant
If Meredith Grey is your career idol, PA is the job for you. One of fastest-growing gigs in the country, PAs are sort of like junior doctors, practicing medicine under the supervision of MDs and surgeons.

6. Computer Software Engineer
Computer geeks could not be cooler in the job market! Software engineer is among the fastest-growing careers of the last decade and can net you an average salary of $73,000.

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7. Dental Hygienist
Sink your teeth into the dental profession: Hygienist are one of the top 10 fastest-growing professions in the country.

8. Retail Salesperson
If shopping is your passion, make it your livelihood! This gig boasts the largest job growth of any profession over the last decade. (Retail store managers are also in high demand.)

9. Restaurant General Manager
Out of 4 million open jobs listed on the Web this year, restaurant managers were among the highest in demand. Bonus: delicious food and hopping crowds!

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10. Postsecondary Teacher
Learning never stops-and it seems the growth of post-high school teachers doesn't either. Become a professor or go into adult education and you'll be part of a field expected to post the third-largest growth in the country by 2014.

11. Registered Nurse
Nurses make the health care system go 'round-and, while grueling, their hours can be super flexible. Licensed RN's are in high demand, and earn $65,000 and up.

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