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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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