The Best Jobs In America

best jobs in America 2012
best jobs in America 2012



It's still a tough job market out there, so when CNNMoney set out to find America's Best Jobs this year, first and foremost we looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities. Another big factor: how well the job pays, since being able to make a good living is especially important now. We also considered softer issues, like how satisfying, flexible, or low stress a job is.

CNNMoney also incorporated data from compensation experts PayScale.com's survey of more than 120,000 workers. Employees ranked their jobs on quality-of-life factors such as stress, flexibility, satisfaction and how they feel their job affects the world. Ease of entering the field also was considered.

Without further ado, here's the 2012 list of the Best Jobs in America: