November 13th, 2013
09:21 AM ET

The Best Jobs In America

Want one of the best jobs in America?

Jobs that are fulfilling and well-compensated?

CNNMoney did a study in conjunction with PayScale, a company that gathers information about job compensation, to find out what those jobs are what training you require to get them.

The results are in and Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans breaks it down. The top three sectors where there's job growth, job satisfaction, and pay are health care, tech, and oil and gas.

The number one job in the study is bio-medical engineering, raking in a median pay of $87,000. Clinical nurse specialists follow, with a median pay of $86,500. “Health care rocks in good times and in bad times,” Romans says.

The tech industry dominates next. Software architects rank third in the study, with a median pay of $121,000.

But the oil and gas industry in the United States is one to watch.

"We are on track to be the world's biggest oil producer, passing Saudi Arabia in the next 10 to 15 years.” Petroleum geologists are number six in the study, with a median pay of $183,000.

Posted by
Filed under: Internets • Money Time • moneytime • Social • Tech
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Bob Wodnarski

    Interesting. The geniuses at our hospital eliminated the CNS position, replacing a masters-prepared person with RNs. Pretty sad when a regional medical center has such non-thinkers running the place.

    November 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Reply
  2. Paul Mutero Ngetich

    Heavy commecial Driver

    November 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | Reply

Leave a Reply to Paul Mutero Ngetich


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.