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.

Marketing Analyst
A top 5 pick
Marketing Analyst
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You'll prepare and evaluate marketing strategies for a product or product line. The M.B.A. types might managethe brand, but you'll be close to the customer, especially if you pick a field that caters to, well, people like you. Find a company that specializes in project work and set your own hours.
Median Pay: $56,900
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$41,500 $43,000
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$75,700 $77,600
10-year Job Growth: 20% 
Growth in Jobs 37,143
Total openings 86,356
Career Description
Prepares marketing strategies and programs for a product or product line. Evaluates product performance to help develop and update company goals and objectives. Advises sales team on any relevant product concerns. Recommends changes to current product development procedures based on market research and new trends. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor.
Education/Experience
May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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