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Pediatrician
Median pay: $150,000
Top pay: $214,000
10-year job growth: 24.4%
Total jobs*: 691,000
What they do all day? These doctors have to love working with kids. Pediatricians diagnose and treat children's diseases and injuries. From the day they are born till they are young adults, kids visit pediatricians' offices for annual check-ups and immunizations and the common colds, knee scrapes and stomach bugs that pop up along the way. --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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