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Best Jobs of 2014

After reading reports from MSN Money, Business Insider, and US News and World Reports, we have created a list of nine of the best jobs to pursue this year. They were chosen for having a good combination of projected job openings, good salaries, job security, and a good work-leisure balance. Read on to learn more about some of the best jobs of 2014 (not listed in any particular order)!

  1. Software developer: These are the people responsible for today’s most popular iOS and Android apps! You can thank them for getting you addicted to Flappy Bird or Candy Crush Saga. In addition to application developers, US News and World Reports says that software developers can also focus on building entire operating systems (as opposed to the apps/programs that run within the operating systems).
  2. Web developer: This job includes the men and women who make sure your company’s website looks sleek and modern instead of outdated and frumpy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that this is one of the fastest-growing careers on the market, with a projected growth of 20% in the next eight years.

Food Jobs for the Food Lovers

Before a warm, delicious meal makes its way to our dining table, food undergoes a process of quality control first. This food standard is set up to ensure that the edible products consumers buy from the market or an establishment will be free from any health concerns. In the United States, a growth in the food safety sector has become evident due to the Food Safety Modernization Act, as well as other factors. Thus, the jobs sector has seen a rise in the demand for professionals who are trained in food safety and regulations.

An Overview of Vaccines

A few days ago, a friend kindly broke my long writer’s block (so many subjects, so little time), with a question about vaccines. She had heard a radio ad for a study in which a new AIDS vaccine candidate would be tested. The ad stated that the vaccine was perfectly safe. Is that possible, she inquired? While I can’t speak to that particular vaccine in question, I thought I’d provide a dose of my knowledge on the kinds of vaccines and how they might (or might not) be safe, effective, useful, and so on.

Vaccines are a rapidly expanding field of the medical world, and there are many family practice jobs like the ones from Leap Doctor and research jobs available specifically in vaccine study. Most of us have a working definition of vaccine: that shot they give you so you don’t get sick. This is a good generalization for the everyday person. Of course, vaccines can be given orally (polio), nasally (mostly experimental), by gene gun (also experimental), as well as via injection. And there’s different types of injection from the “stab-and-jab” of the subcutaneous (aka: anywhere under the skin) injection, to the more carefully poked intravenous (aka: into the blood) injection. Beyond that, vaccines are indeed supposed to prevent illness, in essence, by giving you a little bit of what could ail you in an attempt to get your body on the permanent alert.