If you want to have the best job in America, you'll need a background in mathematics or science, preferably computer science. Of the 10 best jobs on CareerCast's annual Jobs Rated report all of them require schooling in one of those areas.
While the report's top 10 occupations may require intense education, the payoff is large. These jobs have high median salaries and double-digit growth prospects.
CareerCast's annual report ranks 200 professions based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.