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IT Training Specialist
Median pay: $64,700
Top pay: $101,000
10-year job growth: 28.3%
Total jobs*: 217,700
What they do all day? This job combines the love of tech with the love of teaching. These training specialists help turn new employees into technological whizzes through training and programs that educate them on everything from downloading software to systems upgrades. --J.A.

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Published: October 29, 2012
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 2010-20, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
*Total jobs is estimated number of people working in broader BLS 'job family.'

Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
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