For parents returning to work - top 20 jobs

Research by Money Magazine and You traded working lunches for PTA meetings and PB&Js. Now you want a challenging job that can bend to make room for family life.

Executive Recruiter
A top 5 pick
Executive Recruiter
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You control your schedule; résumé reviews, even interviews, can be done after the kids are in bed. Accolades are typically based on performance,not face time. Recruit in your pre-break field and you can ramp up quickly.
Median Pay: $77,000
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$49,700 $49,700
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$98,500 $105,600
10-year Job Growth: 30% 
Growth in Jobs 55,407
Total openings 83,279
Career Description
Screens, interviews, and recommends prospective employees for employment in executive or senior management positions. Works with executive search firms or other placement agencies to develop and maintain a highly qualified candidate pool. Extends offers of employment to successful candidates. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.
May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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