CNNMoney And Rank The 100 Best Jobs In America

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Biomedical Engineer is #1, Marketing Consultant #2, Software Architect #3

CNNMoney and release their list of the 100 best jobs in America, representing the greatest career opportunities in the country. In a collaborative effort, CNNMoney and compensation experts have narrowed down the list from over 9,000 job titles. About how they determined the best 100, CNNMoney editors write: "First and foremost we looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities. Another big factor: how well the job pays, since being able to make a good living is especially important now." On the list: "It's still a tough market, but America's best jobs offer big growth opportunities, great pay, and work that's satisfying. Here are 100 with the best prospects in the years ahead."

Katie Bardaro, Lead Economist of, says: "Despite an uneven economy and continued labor market uncertainties, the U.S. economy is still the largest in the world and provides opportunity. That is the clear take-away from the CNNMoney/ Best Jobs list for 2012."

CNNMoney/'s Top 10 Jobs in America:

1. Biomedical Engineer
2. Marketing Consultant
3. Software Architect
4. Clinical Research Associate
5. Database Administrator
6. Financial Advisor
7. Market Research Analyst
8. Physical Therapist
9. Software Developer
10. Occupational Therapist

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CNNMoney/'s 100 Best Jobs in America:

1.     Biomedical Engineer
2.     Marketing Consultant
3.     Software Architect
4.     Clinical Research Associate
5.     Database Administrator
6.     Financial Adviser
7.     Market Research Analyst
8.     Physical Therapist
9.     Software Developer
10.     Occupational Therapist
11.     Management Consultant
12.     Optometrist
13.     IT Consultant
14.     IT Network Engineer
15.     IT Security Consultant
16.     Physician Assistant
17.     Construction Estimator
18.     Personal Trainer
19.     Employee/HR Trainer
20.     Environmental Engineer
21.     Systems Administrator
22.     Business Development Associate
23.     Systems Developer
24.     Programmer Analyst
25.     Actuary
26.     Meeting/Convention Planner
27.     Dentist
28.     IT Business Analyst
29.     Speech-Language Pathologist
30.     Civil Engineer
31.     IT Training Specialist
32.     Petroleum Engineer
33.     Business Analyst, Finance/Banking
34.     Applications Engineer
35.     Compliance Officer
36.     Certified Financial Planner
37.     Veterinarian
38.     Instructional Designer
39.     Pricing Analyst
40.     Financial Analyst
41.     Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
42.     Marriage/Family Therapist
43.     User Experience Designer
44.     Public Relations Specialist
45.     Technical Writer
46.     Registered Nurse
47.     Family Physician
48.     Clinical Laboratory Scientist
49.     Home Care Nurse
50.     Contract Administrator
51.     SAP Basis Administrator
52.     Nurse Practitioner
53.     Education/Training Consultant
54.     Clinical Engineer, Medical Devices
55.     Clinical Psychologist
56.     Electrical Estimator
57.     Orthopedic Surgeon
58.     IT Network Technician
59.     Audiologist
60.     Telecom Network Engineer
61.     Computer Systems Analyst
62.     Pediatrician
63.     Neurosurgeon
64.     User Interface Engineer
65.     Sales Analyst
66.     Construction Project Engineer
67.     Certified Public Accountant
68.     Geologist
69.     Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
70.     QA Coordinator (RN)
71.     Healthcare Consultant
72.     Research Scientist
73.     Petroleum Geologist
74.     Radiologist
75.     Cost Engineer
76.     Anesthesiologist
77.     Outside Sales Representative
78.     Psychiatrist
79.     Information Architect
80.     Securities Analyst
81.     SAS Programmer
82.     Internal Auditor
83.     Technical Support Engineer
84.     Quantitative Analyst, Research
85.     Psychiatric Nurse (ARNP)
86.     Pharmacist
87.     ERP Consultant
88.     Chiropractor
89.     Emergency Room Physician
90.     Assistant Professor
91.     Firmware Engineer
92.     Research Analyst
93.     Landman
94.     Epidemiologist
95.     Network Security Engineer
96.     Nurse, Intensive Care Unit
97.     Plastic Surgeon
98.     Supply Chain Analyst
99.     Product Analyst
100.     Account Executive

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