The information technology (IT) sector scored well overall in the latest edition of CareerCast's Jobs Rated report. The 2013 report ranks software engineer as the third best job in the world, behind only the positions of actuary and biomedical engineer.
The recruitment site rated 200 different jobs by core criteria of environment, income, outlook, and stress level, and each of the categories included a range of subcategories that are related to the score.
The report said software engineers earn an average income of $89,000, have a pleasant work environment, enjoy low stress levels, and the future of their careers looks bright.
Among other jobs in the IT sector, computer system analysts placed 10th, website developers placed 24th, and computer programmers 38th.
CareerCast has published the Jobs Rated report annually for 25 years.
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