U.S. News Media Group Releases the Best Careers of 2011

Online package highlights 50 jobs with above-average salaries, excellent growth over the next decade, and high job satisfaction

Dec 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from U.S. News Money

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In this tough job market, job seekers and career changers would be smart to consider the high-opportunity jobs that made U.S. News's 50 Best Careers of 2011, released today by the U.S. News Media Group.

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Available exclusively online at www.usnews.com/careers, this year's list spotlights a handful of new careers, including athletic trainer; education administrator; massage therapist; computer support specialist; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technician; sales manager; and interpreter/translator.

"We've tailored this package to be as helpful as possible for job seekers in this rough job market," said Alexis Grant, U.S. News's Careers Editor. "In addition to pointing out high-opportunity careers, we've included a summary of job expectations and advice from people working in the industry on how to land each job."

To create the list, U.S. News identified occupations that promise growth and stability over the next decade, as well as above-average incomes and high job satisfaction. The careers are organized into five categories: technology jobs, healthcare jobs, social service jobs, business jobs, and creative and service jobs.

The U.S. News package includes extensive profiles on each of the top 50 careers, with information on salary, professional development and upward mobility, activity and stress levels, and educational or training requirements. Each occupation profile also includes tips from people who work in those industries about how to get hired for that job.

As visitors to www.usnews.com/careers research these careers, they can also find real-time job listings through our search tool, which is powered by Simply Hired.

For the full story, visit www.usnews.com/careers, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its "Best" series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.

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