The Best Jobs In America

Updated: March 09, 2010

This graphic outlines a set of good job opportunities available for career-minded job seekers with the needed skills and education. Even during a recession, a handful of well-known companies have well-paying and rewarding positions open for the ambitious hard worker. The fields for these available jobs include healthcare, information technology, and education. In addition to rates of pay, these job areas are also rated according to other positive factors.

Career areas in the graphic are categorized according to salaries, job satisfaction, contribution to society, and job security. Other measured factors include current and projected future growth rates for each job title. The highest-paying positions tend to be specialized information technology job roles. The jobs with the most security and potential for growth tend to be in the healthcare field.

The information for these numbers was gathered from interviews, surveys, and published labor statistics. The highest-ranked jobs were classified as such largely due to details industry experts provided for this publication. Information that workers provided ranked their jobs according to stress levels and overall satisfaction with their quality of life. The career areas that earned the highest ratings for flexibility and job satisfaction included those in higher education and some business fields.

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