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Best jobs in AmericaIn an unstable economy, do good jobs even exist? Of course, some jobs will always be better than others. And to figure which is the best job right now,, the employment website, every year examines a variety of factors, from physical demands to stress and hiring outlook. On Tuesday, it released its 2013 list of the best jobs in America, and it contained some surprises.

The best jobs on the list are not glamorous. But they all pay well, from $64,750 to just shy of six figures. (In contrast, the average salary for a full-time worker in America is around $41,000.) Many of the best jobs also require specialized training to enter the profession. See below for the top 10 jobs, along with average salary information.

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The Best Jobs of 2013:

10. Computer Systems Average income: $77,740

9. Physical Therapist -- Average income: $76,310

8. Optometrist -- Average income: $94,990

7. Occupational Therapist -- Average income: $72,320

6. Dental Hygienist -- Average income: $68,250

5. Financial Planner -- Average income: $64,750

4. Audiologist -- Average income: $66,660

3. Software Engineer -- Average income: $90,530

2. Biomedical Engineer -- Average income: $81,540

1. Actuary -- Average income: $87,650

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Dan Fastenberg

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Dan Fastenberg was most recently a reporter with TIME Magazine. Previously, he was a writer for the Thomson Reuters news service's Latin America desk. He was also a reporter and associate editor for the Buenos Aires Herald while living in South America.

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If you tend to lie and cheat and can speak well become a politician

April 25 2013 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A career in "Food Service" can be extremely rewarding. A high end food service position can real in between $70,000 and $95,000, depending of location, responsibility and size of the company. Still, this is the sleeper industry for the up and coming years. Besides, in many cases, you'll never go hungry! My brother taught me a good lesson when I was very young and trying to figure out what to get into career wise. He said, " There are three essentials in life, food, clothing and shelter. Get into one of these and you'll do fine".

Oh, how do you like your steak?

April 25 2013 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i am a automobile auctioneer and I love my job ! not to mention I make six figures as well

April 25 2013 at 3:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If you have a job you like you will never need to work a day in your life. Money is important but a job well done is also necessary

April 25 2013 at 2:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Get a degree in Chemistry, Geology, Biochemical, or any engineering field and look for a job in the oil field service industry (not oil production industry). We have not experienced a recession at all. In fact, since 2008, I have gotten consecutive annual bonuses and merit increases. These are six figure jobs. Energy development is here to stay. Good Luck!

April 25 2013 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All HS grads heading off to college should study this list before strapping on a big college loan. It is criminal the number of families going into deep debt for fun degrees.

April 25 2013 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm an optometrist and own my own practice. Insert: Annual Income $325,000 Now you can move it to #1 on the list. I love my job!!!!!

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April 25 2013 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Health Care Administrators are recession proof careers, and will make as much if not more than those listed.
Think about it, there is medical care needed everywhere, and health care administrators manage it all while getting paid nicely!!!

April 25 2013 at 11:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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