For parents returning to work - top 20 jobs

Research by Money Magazine and Salary.com: You traded working lunches for PTA meetings and PB&Js. Now you want a challenging job that can bend to make room for family life.

Meeting/Event Planner
Meeting/Event Planner
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Median Pay: $52,600
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$39,300 $39,500
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$74,200 $76,500
10-year Job Growth: 22% 
Growth in Jobs 9,541
Total openings 18,895
Career Description
Responsible for all aspects of planning a meeting or special event for an organization. Responsible for all amenities and accommodations at the event as well as any associated contract negotiations. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Education/Experience
May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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