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11. Information Security Analyst

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Median pay: $79,900
Top pay: $122,000
10-year job growth: 23%
Total jobs: 10,000
The job: As an information security analyst, you'll develop and implement security plans along with conducting security evaluations and preparing risk assessment reports.

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From the November 2011 issue
Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2008-18. Total current employment level is estimated number of people working in each specific job.

Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and MONEY research
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts for 7,000 titles, MONEY and compensation experts identified jobs requiring a bachelor's degree that have strong growth prospects, and eliminated any with fewer than 10,000 positions nationwide, plus those requiring advanced degrees that take more than three years. More

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