I recently came across this interesting Infographic, originally part of an article in CNN’s Money Magazine online. They use very good criteria to decide what are good jobs: Pay, long-term potential, resistance to recessionary influences, quality of life, etc., and they consulted with industry professionals. Look at the color coding if you are interested in a particular point of view, like best job for helping society (healthcare and education) and most flexibility (sales). I hope your job is on the list!
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