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4.  Product Analyst

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Neha Hebbar, product analyst at
  • Median Pay: $74,900
  • Top Pay: $102,000
  • 10-year job growth: 19%

Love the feel of your new iPhone 7 or how easy it is to book a hotel on Orbitz? Thank a product analyst, whose job it is to research how the company can improve its products and make the customer experience better. They're also responsible for deciding which new products to launch next.

Why it's great: Product analysts get to use data science and research to help shape business strategy. "The work flows into high-impact recommendations that will benefit both the users and the business," says product analyst Neha Hebbar.

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