These 25 occupations account for 8 million new jobs and about 40 percent of total job growth over the next decade, according to CareerBuilder.com. But, as you'll see with the average salaries, just because there's big demand doesn't mean you can expect big pay.

  1. Retail Salesperson What it pays: $22,880 New jobs by 2014: 736,000
  2. Registered Nurse What it pays: $55,680 New jobs by 2014: 703,000
  3. Postsecondary Teacher What it pays: $62,032 New jobs by 2014: 524,000
  4. Customer Service Rep What it pays: $29,350 New jobs by 2014: 471,000
  5. Janitor or Cleaner (except maids and housekeeping cleaners) What it pays: $20,800 New jobs by 2014: 440,000
  6. Waiter/Waitress What it pays: $15,980 New jobs by 2014: 376,000
  7. Combination Food Preparation and Serving Worker What it pays: $17,850 New jobs by 2014: 367,000
  8. Home Health Aide What it pays: $19,200 New jobs by 2014: 350,000
  9. Nursing Aid, Orderly, Attendant What it pays: $21,890 New jobs by 2014: 325,000
  10. General and Operations Manager What it pays: $93,580 New jobs by 2014: 308,000
  11. Personal and Home Care Aide What it pays: $17,560 New jobs by 2014: 287,000
  12. Elementary School Teacher What it pays: $46,350 New jobs by 2014: 265,000
  13. Accountant and Auditor What it pays: $57,160 New jobs by 2014: 264,000
  14. Office Clerk What it pays: $24,440 New jobs by 2014: 263,000
  15. Hand Laborer and freight, stock and material mover What it pays: $22,190 New jobs by 2014: 248,000
  16. Receptionist and Information Clerk What it pays: $22,900 New jobs by 2014: 246,000
  17. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker What it pays: $22,260 New jobs by 2014: 230,000
  18. Truck Driver, Heavy and Tractor Trailer What it pays: $34,920 New jobs by 2014: 223,000
  19. Computer Applications Software Engineer What it pays: $78,570 New jobs by 2014: 222,000
  20. Maintenance and Repair Worker What it pays: $32,290 New jobs by 2014: 202,000
  21. Medical Assistant What it pays: $25,860 New jobs by 2014: 202,000
  22. Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant What it pays: $37,350 New jobs by 2014: 192,000
  23. Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing What it pays: $54,500 New jobs by 2014: 187,000
  24. Carpenter What it pays: $38,250 New jobs by 2014: 186,000
  25. Teacher Assistant What it pays: $20,750 New jobs by 2014: 183,000