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The Top 200 Jobs of 2012: 21 - 40

Most professions that rank 21 – 40 fall into one of three categories: science-related, historical or technical. A majority of these professions require advanced degrees and are well paid for their services. All experience mid- to low stress levels and aren’t very physically demanding.

Administers to the care of animals through the use of preventative and diagnostic techniques.

  • Overall Score: 534.00
  • Income: $82,190.00

  • Work Environment:
    67.940
  • Stress:
    15.900
  • Hiring Outlook:
    36.80

Studies and analyzes the physical properties of the earth's surface, adding to our knowledge of oil and gas exploration techniques.

  • Overall Score: 534.00
  • Income: $83,266.00

  • Work Environment:
    53.910
  • Stress:
    23.660
  • Hiring Outlook:
    22.86

Diagnoses and corrects deviations in dental growth, development and position.

  • Overall Score: 537.00
  • Income: $117,126.00

  • Work Environment:
    65.790
  • Stress:
    23.260
  • Hiring Outlook:
    21.36

Diagnoses and treats problems of the feet, through corrective devices, medication, therapy, and surgery.

  • Overall Score: 541.00
  • Income: $118,246.00

  • Work Environment:
    64.940
  • Stress:
    16.460
  • Hiring Outlook:
    21.46

Researches and develops theories concerning the physical forces of nature.

  • Overall Score: 558.00
  • Income: $106,183.00

  • Work Environment:
    50.910
  • Stress:
    16.830
  • Hiring Outlook:
    14.03

Aids in the performance of essential procedures which free physicians to attend to more specialized aspects of their work.

  • Overall Score: 561.00
  • Income: $86,107.00

  • Work Environment:
    72.800
  • Stress:
    32.070
  • Hiring Outlook:
    29.57

Studies the relationship of plants and animals to their environment.

  • Overall Score: 564.00
  • Income: $73,285.00

  • Work Environment:
    51.910
  • Stress:
    15.850
  • Hiring Outlook:
    15.85

Plans and supervises the building of roads, bridges, tunnels, and buildings.

  • Overall Score: 570.00
  • Income: $78,133.00

  • Work Environment:
    52.060
  • Stress:
    22.330
  • Hiring Outlook:
    18.73

Studies the physical characteristics, motions and processes of the earth's atmosphere.

  • Overall Score: 571.00
  • Income: $88,193.00

  • Work Environment:
    48.910
  • Stress:
    14.930
  • Hiring Outlook:
    11.53

Analyzes and records historical information from a specific era or according to a particular area of expertise.

  • Overall Score: 578.00
  • Income: $65,241.00

  • Work Environment:
    48.470
  • Stress:
    17.410
  • Hiring Outlook:
    17.81

Plans and directs activities of workers and arranges for the exhibition of articles of interest to museum visitors.

  • Overall Score: 580.00
  • Income: $48,207.00

  • Work Environment:
    52.800
  • Stress:
    21.070
  • Hiring Outlook:
    25.87

Collects and evaluates data to make recommendations to businesses concerning trends in consumer purchasing.

  • Overall Score: 582.00
  • Income: $61,236.00

  • Work Environment:
    64.470
  • Stress:
    32.360
  • Hiring Outlook:
    40.56

Examines, cleans, and repairs teeth, and diagnoses and treats diseases and abnormalities of the mouth.

  • Overall Score: 582.00
  • Income: $141,144.00

  • Work Environment:
    69.790
  • Stress:
    23.440
  • Hiring Outlook:
    21.14

Organizes and lists the instructions for computers to process data and solve problems in logical order.

  • Overall Score: 627.00
  • Income: $71,178.00

  • Work Environment:
    50.180
  • Stress:
    11.780
  • Hiring Outlook:
    11.78

Monitors, counsels, and reports on the progress of individuals who have been released from correctional institutions to serve parole.

  • Overall Score: 635.00
  • Income: $47,161.00

  • Work Environment:
    51.340
  • Stress:
    12.610
  • Hiring Outlook:
    19.01

Helps students with educational and social problems, and provides vocational guidance.

  • Overall Score: 638.00
  • Income: $53,169.00

  • Work Environment:
    55.800
  • Stress:
    14.690
  • Hiring Outlook:
    18.69

Transforms scientific and technical information into readily understandable language.

  • Overall Score: 642.00
  • Income: $63,173.00

  • Work Environment:
    49.250
  • Stress:
    18.730
  • Hiring Outlook:
    15.93

Assists physicians in administering holistic medical care and treatment to assigned patients in clinics, hospitals, public health centers, and health maintenance organizations.

  • Overall Score: 650.00
  • Income: $65,116.00

  • Work Environment:
    65.750
  • Stress:
    30.160
  • Hiring Outlook:
    26.16

Transcribes dictations, prepares correspondence, and assists physicians and other medical scientists in compiling reports, articles, speeches and conference proceedings.

  • Overall Score: 653.00
  • Income: $31,114.00

  • Work Environment:
    48.280
  • Stress:
    15.140
  • Hiring Outlook:
    39.44

Performs examinations, diagnoses medical conditions, and prescribes treatment for individuals suffering from injury, discomfort or disease.

  • Overall Score: 653.00
  • Income: $205,029.00

  • Work Environment:
    81.500
  • Stress:
    25.290
  • Hiring Outlook:
    23.69

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