Top 25 jobs in 2012

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  • ATLANTA -- Georgia's unemployment rate sits at 9.2 percent. A new list shows jobless workers where they should be looking.

    U.S. News and World Report is out with its best 25 jobs of 2012. The annual rankings are based on factors like salary, job satisfaction, employment rates and projected growth.

    Some positions require years of schooling; others require little training at all.

    #1 Registered Nurse
    Salary:$44,190-$95,130

    #2 Software Developer
    Salary: $87,790-$54,360

    #3 Pharmacist
    Salary: $82,090-$138,620

    #4 Medical Assistant
    Salary: $20,810-$40,190

    #5 Database Administrator
    Salary: $115,660-$41,570

    #6 Web Developer
    Salary: $43,190-$119,940

    #7 Computer Systems Analyst
    Salary: $48,360-$119,070

    #8 Physical Therapist
    Salary: $53,620-$107,920

    #9 Computer Programmer
    Salary: $40,820-$114,180

    #10 Occupational Therapist
    Salary: $48,920-$102,520

    #11 Maintenance and Repair Worker
    Salary: $20,800-$56,090

    #12 Elementary School Teacher
    Salary: $34,390-$80,140

    #13 Clinical Laboratory Technician
    Salary: $24,210-$56,040

    #14 Speech-Language Pathologist
    Salary: $42,970-$103,630

    #15 Paramedic
    Salary: $19,710-$51,370

    #16 Meeting, Convention & Event Planner
    Salary: $27,090-$76,840

    #17 School Counselor
    Salary: $31,630-$86,250

    #18 Social Worker
    Salary: $26,170-$68,030

    #19 Sports Coach
    Salary: $16,380-$63,720

    #20 Sales Representative
    Salary: $26,970-$108,750

    #21 Accountant
    Salary: $38,940-$106,880

    #22 Receptionist
    Salary: $17,560-$36,910

    #23 Financial Adviser
    Salary: $32,660-$166,400

    #24 Customer Service Representative
    Salary: $19,550-$49,320

    #25 HR Specialist
    Salary: $31,110-$89,490

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