The best jobs in IT & engineering: Does healthcare make the cut?

Hiring top IT and engineering talent is a fiercely competitive process, particularly as the best workers are vied for across multiple industries.

Given the demand for IT leadership, employees often have the ability to pick and choose which positions they think are best. Here are the top 12 IT and engineering jobs, according to the CareerCast 2015 Jobs Report.

1. Biomedical engineer

•    Median salary: $86,906
•    Growth outlook: 27 percent

2. Data scientist

•    Median salary: $124,140
•    Growth outlook: 15 percent

3. Software engineer

•    Median salary: $93,350
•    Growth outlook: 22 percent

4. Computer systems administrator

•    Median salary: $79,680
•    Growth outlook: 25 percent

5. Network and computer systems administrator

•    Median salary: $72,560
•    Growth outlook: 12 percent

6. Petroleum engineer

•    Median salary: $130,280
•    Growth outlook:  26 percent

7. Computer programmer

•    Median salary: $74,280
•    Growth outlook: 8 percent

8. Technical writer

•    Median salary: $65,500
•    Growth outlook: 15 percent

9. Civil engineer

•    Median salary: $79,340
•    Growth outlook: 20 percent

10. Web developer

•    Median salary: $62,500
•    Growth outlook: 20 percent

11. Environmental engineer

•    Median salary: $80,890
•    Growth outlook: 15 percent

12. Aerospace engineer

•    Median salary: $103,720
•    Growth outlook: 7 percent

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