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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

33. Nurse Educator
Nurse Educator
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Median pay: $72,600
Top pay: $97,500
10-year job growth: 17.4%
Total jobs*: 2,061,700

What they do all day? With a master’s or doctorate’s degree in nursing, they help educate and teach clinical staff and nursing students about patient care, medical rules and processes.

How to get the job?

What's great? What's not? --J.A.

What they do all day? With a master’s or doctorate’s degree in nursing, they help educate and teach clinical staff and nursing students about patient care, medical rules and processes. --J.A.

Quality of life ratings:
  • Personal satisfaction: A
  • Benefit to society: A
  • Flexibility: B
  • Low stress: C
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*Total jobs is estimated number of people working in broader BLS 'job family.'

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

Do Nurse Educators have great jobs, or what? Are these great jobs, or what?
It's still a tough job market, so when CNNMoney, in partnership with data from PayScale.com, set out to find America's Best Jobs this year, first and foremost we looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities.

Other big factors: pay (how strong it is now, and how fast it's growing), overall job satisfaction, and how many jobs are in the field overall.
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