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Top 11 Best-Kept-Secret Careers For 2009

This holiday season, many Americans have new jobs on their wish lists. If Santa and his reindeer could spread cheer by dropping new benefits packages and offer letters down the chimney, we'd have some very elated believers. Unfortunately, as good as most of us have been this year, we can't hope our way into a new career, but we can do our best to create promising opportunities for ourselves.

If you're searching for a new career because your old one has gone with American economic prosperity, US News created its list of the 30 Best Careers of 2009 with you in mind. The number one requirement when evaluating the careers was job outlook, followed by average job satisfaction, difficulty of the required training, prestige, and pay. The 11 jobs US News considers the Best-Kept-Secrets also scored well on the criteria used for the Best Careers list. Find out what jobs made the special list when you


  1. Accent-reduction specialist
  2. Casting director
  3. Child life specialist
  4. Creative perfumer
  5. Health informatics specialist
  6. Orthoptist
  7. Orthotist/prosthetist
  8. Program analyst
  9. Program evaluator
  10. Prospect researcher
  11. Surgical technologist


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