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8. Online Advertising Manager

2012 pay: $87,255
New to the list for 2012

In all, CareerCast crunches the numbers for 200 jobs to come up with its 10 best and 10 worst. Every year, it adds and subtracts jobs based on the changing economy. In the case of adding online advertising manager, the decision was simple.

“Every web site needs someone to help monetize it,” Lee said. “You have to seek advertising to pay the bills. Demand for this type of position has grown exponentially, especially for people who have experience,” he said.

The numbers speak for themselves: A search for “online advertising manager” turns up more than 6,000 listings on job-listing site Indeed.com and more than 20,000 on SimplyHired.com.

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