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16.  Quality Management Dir.

2016 best jobs
Mark Jarrett, senior vice president, clinical excellence and chief quality officer at Northwell Health
  • Median Pay: $109,000
  • Top Pay: $168,000
  • 10-year job growth: 17%

A quality management director reviews all of a hospital or health care system's policies and procedures. The goal: Find ways to improve patient care and make sure all regulatory standards are being met. These directors also roll out new procedures to improve care quality and make sure all staff are trained in them.

Why it's great: Quality management directors get to think about ways to improve health care on a large scale. "It's satisfying to develop a program that prevents harm and saves lives," says clinical excellence and chief quality officer Mark Jarrett.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Telecommuting: B | 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 2014-24, 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 02:13 PM ET

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