7. Computer IT analyst
Why it's great Seems like the entire world is at the mercy of information technology folks, thanks to the rapid spread of computers and swell of the Internet. And all of these jobs pay well, from desktop support technician to Webmaster to database wonk.

Entry-level analysts make $60,000 and above. Senior database specialists and IT managers command six-figure salaries and decent bonuses. A bachelor's degree is enough to get started.

What's cool Telecommuting and freelance gigs abound. Plus: e-mail snooping!

What's not Carpal tunnel syndrome; outsourcing will mean fewer entry-level and non-specialized jobs.

Top-paying job Network operations directors, who are responsible for a company's intranet, earn $250,000-plus.

Education From a B.S. to a Ph.D.