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61. Computer Systems Analyst

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Computer Systems Analyst
Median pay: $68,600
Top pay: $102,000
10-year job growth: 22.1%
Total jobs*: 544,400
What they do all day? Most companies want their computers to be equipped with the latest software and hardware, the highest-speed internet connection and super-tight security. That's where a computer systems analyst comes in. They'll oversee the installation of the latest computer upgrades, as well as troubleshoot the day-to-day technical problems that pop up. --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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