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January 30, 2015

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How to get 2015's 'most promising' jobs.

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Forbes recently published an article on the "10 Most Promising Jobs of 2015," and we found their list pretty interesting.

For one thing, we offer degree programs that relate to seven of them!

Education requirements and preferences for any given job will, of course, vary from organization to organization, but below are some of Forbes' top degrees of the year—and the WGU degrees you might consider if you're looking to break into those fields (or get ahead if you're already working in one of them).

Software Engineer

Number of job openings: 104,800

Average base salary: $98,100

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Business Development Manager

Number of job openings: 12,000

Average base salary: $94,900

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Human Resources Manager

Number of job openings: 8,100

Average base salary: $96,400

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Finance Manager

Number of job openings: 9,700

Average base salary: $123,000

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Marketing Manager

Number of job openings: 14,600

Average base salary: $100,100

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Product Manager

Number of job openings: 10,300

Average base salary: $113,400

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Sales Manager

Number of job openings: 26,900

Average base salary: $76,600

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Our focus on your success starts with our focus on four high-demand fields: K–12 teaching and education, nursing and healthcare, information technology, and business. Every degree program at WGU is tied to a high-growth, highly rewarding career path. Which college fits you?

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