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Best and Worst Jobs

Highest Paying, Fastest Growing, Best and Worst Jobs

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What's the best job for you is personal. You may be interested in a job with high pay, but those types of jobs may also have more stress than other jobs. So, instead, you might be interested in a lower paced job with more flexibility.

Or, you may be interested in positioning yourself for career success and focusing on finding a job in an occupation where hiring is predicted to increased. For other job seekers, finding a fun job might be a priority.

Here are the best jobs and worst in a variety of categories.

Highest Paying Jobs

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Which jobs pay the best? Here's information on the best paying jobs including the highest paying jobs by level of education and type of position.

Top 20 Highest Paying Careers
The top 20 careers on the list pay over $100,000 per year. Here are the top 20 occupations and information on how much each job pays.

Top 10 Unexpectedly High-Paying Jobs
From air traffic controllers to art directors, funeral managers to foresters, there is a varied range of jobs that bring in much more money than one might expect.

Compare Salaries
Not sure how much a job will pay? There are a variety of free salary comparison tools you can use to compare salaries for jobs, industries, and locations.

Best Jobs No Degree Required

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When you don't have a college degree it can be challenging to find a good job. However, there are decent jobs available that you don't need a bachelor's degree for. Here are the top 10 jobs where a four year college degree is not required.

Top 10 Jobs You Can Qualify for Quickly

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Completing a short term job training program can be just the ticket for you to gain access to a rewarding career field. There are a surprising number of fields that you can enter without completing long degree programs.

Best Jobs for Parents

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When you're a family it can be hard to juggle work and family life while earning a paycheck. Here are good paying jobs that offer parents the flexible schedules they need to balance a career and parenthood.

Fasting Growing Jobs

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Here are lists of the jobs which will have the most openings, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, in the next few years.

Top 40 Fasting Growing Jobs
Here are the fastest growing occupations that require a bachelor's, master's, doctorate degree or only on-the-job training.

Top 10 Occupations With the Most Job Openings
These occupations will have the most job openings through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Worst Jobs

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In addition to the best jobs, it's a good idea to look at not-so-good jobs and even the worst jobs. It will give you an idea of the jobs you might not want to consider and some of the jobs on the lists might surprise you.

Top 25 Worst Paid Jobs
The top 25 worst paying jobs include positions in industries ranging from entertainment to transportation to health care. Here's a list of the lowest paying jobs.

Best and Worst Master's Degrees for Finding a Job
Here is a list of the top ten best and worst master's degrees for finding a job. The lists detail the median annual pay for mid-career workers with each degree and the average projected growth for popular jobs held by people with each degree.

Worst Jobs
Have you had a really bad job? Share your worst job story and let us know what made it a bad job, what you learned, and how other people can avoid a bad job situation. If you'd like to include a photo, upload one to go along with your story.

Worst Jobs for Teens
These jobs are the worst not because they are boring or low pay jobs, but because they are dangerous.

Jobs in Finance

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What are the best jobs in finance? There are lots of options in the financial sector. Here's the scoop on jobs in finance from About.com Guide to Financial Careers Mark Kolakowski.

Financial Advisor
If you have a combination of people and quantitative skills, plus an entrepreneurial bent, becoming a financial advisor may be a fulfilling, and highly remunerative, career path.

Accountants and Auditors
Accounting skills have remained in high demand, and the field has been nearly recession-proof. Moreover, accounting and auditing often provide an entry point to a multitude of other highly desirable career opportunities. Get an overview here of the principal career paths and employment options that utilize accounting and auditing expertise.

Information Technology in Finance
A little-known fact is that the financial services industry outspends all other industries and governments worldwide on information technology. Accordingly, even given mergers and consolidations, financial services remains a prime destination for information technology professionals. The leading firms are continually upgrading their massive IT infrastructures to meet competitive and regulatory challenges, and IT professionals thus are key members of staff.

Best Health Care Jobs

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Health care is the fastest growing sector, with a variety of jobs available. Here's information on the best health care jobs from About.com Guide to Health Careers Andrea Santiago.

Medical Jobs Most In Demand
These medical jobs are projected to grow the most through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you are seeking a job in the healthcare industry that will offer good job security, these jobs are a great place to start.

Top (Paying) Nursing Jobs
If you are interested in nursing, these advanced nursing careers offer some of the highest salaries for non-managerial nursing roles.

Highest Paying Physician Careers
Which physicians earn the most? With an average student loan debt of nearly $200,000 among physicians entering the workforce, you may want to explore one of the higher paying physician careers if you are considering a career as a doctor.

Best Legal Jobs

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The best legal jobs include more than just lawyer positions. Explore a wide range of professional opportunities in the legal and law enforcement industries and learn about the job duties, education, skills, job outlook, salaries and career resources pertaining to each type of job from About.com Guide to Legal Careers Sally Kane.

More Best Jobs

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What jobs are the best? Here are jobs that made the "best jobs" lists in a variety of categories.

Best Jobs
Whether you're just starting your career or you're looking for a job change, it can be helpful to review a list of good jobs - the jobs where a lot of openings are projected and the jobs where openings are increasing faster than for other occupations.

The Most Loved Professions
Our opinion of these most loved professions may be influenced by the way they are portrayed in movies or on television. Learn the truth about them from About.com's Guide to Career Planning Dawn Rosenberg McKay.

The Best Jobs for Moms
The best jobs for moms are flexible, high-paying and enjoyable. Sounds like a fantasy, right? Not if you are strategic about your career. With some planning and research, you too can land one of the best jobs for moms from About.com Guide to Working Moms Katherine Lewis.

Top Cool Jobs
The top cool jobs, what you need to know to find a cool job, and inside information about what it's really like on the job.

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