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.

Financial Analyst
Financial Analyst
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Median Pay: $58,500
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$44,000 $45,000
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$71,200 $74,400
10-year Job Growth: 17% 
Growth in Jobs 34,113
Total openings 63,149
Career Description
Compiles and analyzes financial information for an organization. Develops integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations. Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately. Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management. Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts. 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
Requires a bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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