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38.  IT Business Analyst

2016 best jobs
  • Median Pay: $83,000
  • Top Pay: $117,000
  • 10-year job growth: 21%

Say a company is considering buying new customer service software. An IT business analyst will work with the finance department to calculate the return on investment for the new technology vs. the old. The goal is to improve the efficiency of a company's IT systems.

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