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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

46.  Career Counselor

2016 best jobs
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  • Median Pay: $46,900
  • Top Pay: $66,200
  • 10-year job growth: 8%

These counselors help students or more established professionals develop a realistic plan for achieving their career goals. They may counsel clients on how to advance in their current role or coach them through the job hunting process, offering advice on how to write a strong resume, interview and negotiate.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Telecommuting: C | Low stress: A

Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com. Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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