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Systems Engineer Voted 'Best Job in America'

By April 6, 2010

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If you're an IT systems engineer, it looks like you've really lucked out as far as your employment situation. At least that's according to Focus Research, which recently came out with a list of top-rated professions in the U.S.

Focus started with 7,000 jobs and narrowed down the list by only considering jobs that:

  • are expected to grow by at least 10 percent over the next decade;
  • require at least a bachelor's degree;
  • offer a median pay of at least US$65,000 for experienced workers (who have worked two to seven years in their field);
  • have at least 10,000 people employed in that field.

Other factors that were considered included:

  • job growth during the recession;
  • quality-of-life factors, such as flexibility, stress and personal satisfaction;
  • overall pay;
  • job security.

Systems engineering made it to the top, boasting a median annual salary of $87,100 and a top salary of $130,000.

Other highly-ranked IT positions included:

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