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Best Jobs in America

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

5.  Hospital Administrator

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Jake Golich, hospital administrator at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital in Arizona
  • Median pay: $114,000
  • Top pay: $207,000
  • 10-year job growth: 23%

Hospital administrators coordinate with different departments and staff to keep the place running smoothly. They juggle medical professionals, patients and operating staff to create an efficient operation.

What's great: Challenges arise daily, so no two days are ever the same. "It's this big web of different things that comes down to the simple concept of taking care of patients," said Jake Golich, hospital administrator. --Kathryn Vasel

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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