If you want to be your own boss and earn a successful living, go be a freelance software developer.
Those were the findings from a recent report by CareerCast. The job search website analyzed job data for the "gig"economy, including wages and projected growth, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
About a third of American workers are earning pay outside of a traditional employer relationship, according to the BLS. That adds up to roughly 53 million people.
Of course, not all freelance posts lead to a windfall for entrepreneurs. You might be in luck if you come from an information technology background. CareerCast has ranked the 10 best gigs for this year.