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New Salem - September 13, 2006

Counselor’s Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
New Salem & Hebron High Schools

The Best Jobs!
Ever wonder what are some of the best jobs? Of course, many things factor into what is a good job. What is a good job or occupation for one person isn’t necessarily a good or great job for the next. When I did a search on Google for the “best jobs,” I came up with several references to various websites. One of the sites I went to was It listed the following top 10 best jobs.
1. Software engineer
2. College professor
3. Financial advisor
4. Human resources manager
5. Physician assistant
6. Market research analyst
7. Computer IT analyst
8. Real estate appraiser
9. Pharmacist
10. Psychologist

These jobs were researched based on several factors including: growth, pay, stress-levels, and other factors. I’m not saying we should obtain training in one of these occupations. I’m just providing information for people to consider in planning their future.

This site provides additional information such as: the top 50 best jobs in America; how does your job stack up; most satisfied employees work longer; big jobs that pay badly and more.

The Best Companies To Work For in 2006
One more site I like is This site lists the “Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For in 2006.” The top 5 on the list are:
1. Genentech
2. Wegmans
3. Valero Energy
4. Griffin Hospital
5. W.L. Gore.

This site also contains a list of the “Top Paying Companies” in the U.S. The top 5 are:
1. Russell Investment Group
2. Morrison & Foerster
3. Bingham McCutchen
4. Republic Bancorp
5. Nixon Peabody.

In addition this site also provides the “Best Employers in Your State.” However, only some states are listed and North Dakota is one state that isn’t listed. If you live out of state or if you are thinking of moving out of state, you may find this of interest.

If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at New Salem High School at 843-7610, at Hebron High School at 878-4442, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!