Henry Hsu, senior information assurance analyst at Hartman Executive Advisors
Median Pay: $98,900
Top Pay: $127,000
10-year job growth: 18%
Think of them as data superheroes -- out to protect the security of an organization's hardware and software systems. Information assurance analysts also assess current systems and threats and spearhead the response to any breaches or attacks.
Why it's great: Working to safeguard your company and clients from criminals can be a personally rewarding role. "The best part of my job is getting to be the good guy working to foil the bad guys," says senior information assurance analyst Henry Hsu.
Quality of life ratings: Personal satisfaction: C | Benefit to society: A | Telecommuting: B | 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
By Beth Braverman @CNNMoney - Last updated January 05 2017 09:03 PM ET