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Monday, March 26, 2007

Second Act Careers

MONEY Magazine Releases Second Annual Report on the Best Jobs in America

Exclusive List Developed with to Find the Best 'Second Act'Careers

Nearly 60% of People Surveyed Have or Are Considering Switching Careers

MONEY, the country's largest personal finance magazine, and, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand compensation management solutions, unveiled an exclusive list of the best jobs in America for people looking to upgrade their careers. Geared towards "second act" careers, the list focuses on the best jobs for four groups specifically: Early-Mid Career Changers, Parents Returning to Work, Retiring Military and Workers Over 50. The full report along with tips and guidelines for making the switch will appear in the April issue of MONEY, on newsstands March 26 and available online now at

The top five jobs for each group are:

1. Product or Brand Manager
2. Registered Nurse
3. Property Manager
4. Certified Public Accountant
5. IT Generalist
1. Executive Recruiter
2. Nonprofit Manager
3. Sales Representative
4. Marketing Analyst
5. Accountant
1. Operations or Intelligence Analyst
2. Network Systems Manager
3. Field Service Engineer
4. Logistics/OPS Manager
5. Senior Trainer/Training Manager
1. Nonprofit Executive
2. Patient Representative
3. Celebrant/Religious Leader
4. Financial Adviser
5. Public School Teacher

"Economists have been forecasting that the multiple-career work life is about to become the rule," said MONEY's executive editor Craig Matters. "But that doesn't mean people will simply be looking for more money. They often have a non-financial goal that's just as important, if not more so. What makes this list of careers unique is that it factors in those quality of life motivators."

"Workers still consider cash to be king, but not by as wide of a margin as in the past. Today, workers look at a broader financial picture -- placing greater emphasis on health benefits and vacation time than ever before and often prioritizing non-financial goals reflecting a true 'total rewards' perspective," said Bill Coleman, senior vice president of compensation at The top three non-financial rewards were passion for the work, flexible scheduling and career advancement opportunities; however, the importance of the rewards differed by each "second act" group.

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