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The Best Jobs in America

The Military.com staff was all abuzz about CNNMoney.com/Money magazine's recent list of "The Best Jobs in America." Web producers, engineers and managers crowded around the content manager's desk to see where their respective jobs fell on the list.

We were most surprised by how many jobs are great for retired personnel or veterans. Most, if not all, former servicemembers have the necessary education, leadership skills and experience to fill one of these top jobs.

The original list features 50 jobs; we took the top 35 occupations and their annual salaries. Take a look at the list and see where your job -- or prospective job -- places.

Here is CNNMoney's/Money magazine's list:

1.) Software engineer: $80,427
2.) College professor: $81,491
3.) Financial advisor: $122,462
4.) Human resources manager: $73,731
5.) Physician assistant: $75,117
6.) Market research analyst: $82,317
7.) Computer/IT analyst: $83,427
8.) Real estate appraiser: $66,216
9.) Pharmacist: $91,998
10.) Psychologist: $66,049
11.) Advertising manager: $107,049
12.) Physical therapist: $54,883
13.) Technical writer: $57,841
14.) Chiropractor: $84,996
15.) Medical scientist: $70,053
16.) Physical scientist: $80, 213
17.) Engineer: $76,100
18.) Curriculum developer: $55,793
19.) Editor: $78,242
20.) Public relations specialist: $84, 567
21.) Sales manager: $135,903
22.) Optometrist: $93,670
23.) Property manager: $78,375
24.) Actuary: $81,509
25.) Writer: $60,519
26.) Social service manager: $74,584
27.) Paralegal: $61,204
28.) Health services manager: $92,211
29.) Advertising sales agent: $247,536
30.) Physician/Surgeon: $247,536
31.) Management analyst: $63,426
32.) Occupational therapist: $51,973
33.) Mental health counselor: $53,150
34.) Landscape architect: $50,383
35.) Biotechnology research scientist: $66,393

Keep in mind that as a veteran, with a college degree, you hold more experience than most civilian job applicants who apply for any of these jobs. For more information or a list of military-friendly employers visit www.military.com/veteran-jobs.

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