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39.  User Experience Researcher

2016 best jobs
39
  • Median Pay: $106,000
  • Top Pay: $162,000
  • 10-year job growth: 19%

By studying how end users interact with a particular product, user experience researchers look for ways to make it more intuitive and satisfying. They then make recommendations to designers and product developers on how to implement improvements.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: 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 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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