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7.  Clinical Apps Specialist

2016 best jobs
Shelly Bugman, Vascular Clinical Applications Specialist with GE Healthcare
  • Median Pay: $77,000
  • Top Pay: $104,000
  • 10-year job growth: 21%

Clinical applications specialists train doctors and other medical staff on how to use new devices and incorporate them into their practice to better serve patients. They use those experiences, as well as their own medical training, to provide feedback on the devices to manufacturers.

Why it's great: It's rewarding to bring new technology to different practices. "I like to meet new people and travel to different areas of the country and see how others do the same clinical job that I used to do," says clinical applications specialist Shelly Bugman.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: B | 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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