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10 best jobs of 2017
If numbers were a passion while growing up, a job-seeker’s future may — mathematically speaking — be as bright as possible. According to CareerCast’s most recent report, one of the more common skills among the most fast-paced and sought-after jobs on the market today includes math.

The report, from online job database CareerCast, utilizes a range of criteria such as income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands to rank 200 U.S. jobs annually. This year, these 10 jobs came in at the top.
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10. Speech pathologist
Annual median salary: $73,410
Growth outlook to 2024: 21%
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9. Occupational therapist
Annual median salary: $80,150
Growth outlook to 2024: 27%
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8. Software engineer
Annual median salary: $100,690
Growth outlook to 2024: 17%
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7. Mathematician
Annual median salary: $111,100
Growth outlook to 2024: 21%
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6. University professor (tenured)
Annual median salary: $72,470
Growth outlook to 2024: 13%
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5. Data scientist
Annual median salary: $111,267
Growth outlook to 2024: 16%
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4. Information security analyst
Annual median salary: $90,120
Growth outlook to 2024: 18%
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3. Operations research analyst
Annual median salary: $78,630
Growth outlook to 2024: 30%
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2. Medical services manager
Annual median salary: $94,500
Growth outlook to 2024: 17%
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1. Statistician
Annual median salary: $80,110
Growth outlook to 2024: 34%
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10 worst jobs of 2017
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