Benefit to society
Rank Job title Best Jobs rank % who think
their job makes
the world a better place
1 Physician/General Practice 19 77.4%
2 Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist 22 72.7%
3 Intelligence Analyst 9 71.9%
4 Veterinarian 25 58.2%
5 Human Resources Manager 20 78.9%
6 Clinical Psychologist 23 76.0%
7 Physician Assistant 2 67.0%
8 Anesthesiologist 11 66.7%
9 Nurse Practitioner 4 65.7%
10 Speech-Language Pathologist 27 65.7%
From the November 2009 issue
Source: survey of more than 35,000 workers
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