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Best Jobs in America

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

24.  ER Physician

100 best jobs emergency room doctor
  • Median pay: $274,000
  • Top pay: $416,000
  • 10-year job growth: 19%

These doctors need to be able to keep calm even in the most demanding and fast-paced situations. Emergency room doctors are responsible for diagnosing and treating anyone who comes into their hospital, whether it's a trauma case or non-acute illness.

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

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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