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Best Jobs in America

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

45. Community Relations Mgr.
Community Relations Mgr.
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Median pay: $57,200
Top pay: $86,700
10-year job growth: 26.7%
Total jobs*: 134,100

What they do all day? These managers are the public face of an organization, responsible for maintaining a positive and productive relationship with the community, and ideally gathering new customers and supporters along the way.

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

What they do all day? These managers are the public face of an organization, responsible for maintaining a positive and productive relationship with the community, and ideally gathering new customers and supporters along the way. --J.A.

Quality of life ratings:
  • Personal satisfaction: B
  • Benefit to society: A
  • Flexibility: A
  • Low stress: B
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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 Community Relations Managers 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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