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Best Jobs in America

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

19.  Pharmacist in Charge

100 best jobs pharmacist
Justin Wilson, pharmacist in charge at Valu-Med Pharmacy in Oklahoma
  • Median pay: $125,000
  • Top pay: $145,000
  • 10-year job growth: 15%

As the head of a pharmacy, these professionals are responsible for day-to-day operations, supervision of employees and ensuring regulatory compliance and quality patient care. They help customers comprehend prescription directives and help with insurance issues.

What's great: Having the ability to help make someone feel better is always a good thing. "Any time you can work with someone with a major health issue and help them get control of the disease and avoid long-term complications, that is a good day," said Justin Wilson, pharmacist in charge at Valu-Med Pharmacy in Oklahoma. --K.V.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: B | Benefit to society: A | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from 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 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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