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17.  Management Analyst

2016 best jobs
Ken Fulmer, independent management consultant and IT executive advisor
  • Median Pay: $71,400
  • Top Pay: $105,000
  • 10-year job growth: 14%

Company executives in a variety of industries turn to management analysts for advice on how to enhance their company's people, processes, and technology. Whether in-house or as consultants, management analysts conduct interviews and crunch data to come up with policy recommendations.

Why it's great: The job is all about solving problems. "We're on the front lines of change as opposed to being in a back office where it's more of a grind and change is difficult," says management consultant Ken Fulmer.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: C | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: 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 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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