Biomedical equipment, like prostheses and therapeutic devices, are made by biomedical engineers, who have backgrounds in engineering and science. The two combine in this role, and these workers spend a lot of time imagining concepts, researching needs and solutions and developing products to help people live better lives.
Quality of life ratings: Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | 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 2012-22, 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
By Jillian Eugenios, Emily Jane Fox, Steve Hargreaves, and Kathryn Vasel @CNNMoney - Last updated February 16 2015 04:08 PM ET