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38.  IT Security Consultant

100 best jobs security consultant
  • Median pay: $110,000
  • Top pay: $171,000
  • 10-year job growth: 37%

It's no secret that hackers are on the lookout for weaknesses in computer systems. It is crucial for businesses, especially large companies, to protect themselves, and that's where security consultants come in. They assess vulnerabilities in computer networks and then offer solutions to make sure the system is as secure as possible.

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

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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