The Best 50 Jobs: 'Urban Planner' Over 'Lawyer', 'Dentist'

The planning profession squeaks past attorneys (despite paying less than half of lawyers' salaries on average), yet doesn't crack the top 25.

"To find the best jobs in America, MONEY Magazine and, a leading provider of employee compensation data and software, began by assembling a list of positions that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will grow at an above-average rate over 10 years and that require at least a bachelor's degree.

Using compensation data, we eliminated jobs with average pay below $50,000; total employment of less than 15,000; dangerous work environments; or fewer than 800 annual job openings, including both new and replacement positions."

Full Story: How we picked the best jobs


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