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The Best Jobs in America 2011

Average Salary: $63,144 Scored High On: Hiring Outlook, Low Stress Audiologists, who diagnose and treat hearing problems, saw the biggest jump this year, climbing 34 notches to No. 9. The reason can be summed up in two words: Baby Boomers. The oldest Boomers are now in their mid- 60s and having hearing problems for the first time. “There’s a big segment of the population running into hearing problems and not enough people to treat them,” Lee said.

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9. Audiologist

Average Salary: $63,144
Scored High On: Hiring Outlook, Low Stress

Audiologists, who diagnose and treat hearing problems, saw the biggest jump this year, climbing 34 notches to No. 9.

The reason can be summed up in two words: Baby Boomers. The oldest Boomers are now in their mid- 60s and having hearing problems for the first time.

“There’s a big segment of the population running into hearing problems and not enough people to treat them,” Lee said.

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