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71. Healthcare Consultant

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Healthcare Consultant
Median pay: $97,400
Top pay: $171,000
10-year job growth: 18.1%
Total jobs*: 4,151,900
What they do all day? Health-care consultants counsel medical organizations and hospitals on the efficiency of their operations. They also create manuals and help to streamline procedures so their systems run more smoothly and cost-effectively. --J.A.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction Low stress Benefit to society Flexibility
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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