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Most of the time, it's not just money and work-life balance that drives us toward our chosen careers. There are many people who feel like they have a bigger mission in life and want to make a difference in the world with their jobs. CNN compiled a list of 20 high-stress jobs with salaries don't quite compensate their "save the world" efforts. Here are its top five picks:

Jobs Median Pay Top Pay
Public School Teacher $50,400 $77,500
Nonprofit Program Coordinator $40,500 $57,900
Dietitian $55,800 $76,000
Social Worker $50,300 $72,300
Medical Case Manager $58,600 $83,100

Other jobs mentioned include recreation therapists, environmental engineers, speech pathologists, and tutors. Is salary the most important factor for you when you're looking for a job?

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