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What Are the Best Jobs in America?

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If you’re sitting around the office today thinking, There has to be a career path out there better than this, don’t worry: you are not alone. Still, as you sit and ponder the possibilities of seeking a different career, there are people out there who actually hold the best jobs this wonderful country has to offer. But what are those jobs, exactly, and how much do they pay?

Well, if you would like to improve world health and get paid well to do it, you might want to consider becoming a biomedical engineer. These people earn an average of about $80,000 per year. But if selling something is more up your alley, a position as a marketing consultant can earn you hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. And if you are a computer-savvy mastermind, then you might want to have a go at becoming a software architect. There are tons of these jobs available with a median salary of about $120,000.

But you might want to daydream about getting a better job on your own time. In this economy, any job is better than no job.

Top 10 Best Jobs in America

1. Biomedical Engineer

Median pay: $79,500

Top pay: $124,000

2. Marketing Consultant

Median pay: $92,100

Top pay: $208,000

3. Software Architect

Median pay: $119,000

Top pay: $162,000

4. Clinical Research Associate

Median pay: $90,700

Top pay: $129,000

5. Database Administrator

Median pay: $87,200

Top pay: $122,000

6. Financial Adviser

Median pay: $90,200

Top pay: $206,000

7. Market Research Analyst

Median pay: $63,100

Top pay: $97,700

8. Physical Therapist

Median pay: $76,700

Top pay: $99,000

9. Software Developer

Median pay: $84,200

Top pay: $121,000

10. Occupational Therapist

Median pay: $74,900

Top pay: $102,000


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