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  • America's Highest-Paid Jobs 2011 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to peruse or even where to live. With data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , BLS, CNBC.com took a look at the most highly-compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. The BLS also breaks down average salaries geographically and by industry, which can help job seekers understand the areas to look in order to find where

    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to persue or even where to live. So, what are the highest paying jobs in the country?

  • Highest-Paid Bachelor Degrees Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    While graduate school is typically a safe shelter from the storm in an unforgiving job market, some who have gone back to school or recently graduated are finding that the college degree is worth the investment. The average salary for some professions is going up. The college class of 2011's average starting salary is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year, according to a report from the  NACE. Twice a year, NACE surveys its 900 member employers and 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with a

    What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!

  • Retooling At School Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    With many jobs and businesses becoming obsolete because of technology, and the slow recovery generating few jobs, education may be the ticket to a new career.

  • Green Jobs Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Hand plant money

    A new report shows “green job” growth to be one of the few bright spots in the national employment picture — but reveals the sector still has some growing pains.

  • CNBC Poll: Can the 'Green' Sector Provide More Jobs? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Back To Work - A CNBC Special Report

    With job growth painfully slow, the clean tech industry is one of the sectors bucking the trend.

  • With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

  • Poll: More Job Retraining In The U.S.? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Many laid-off workers have turned to retraining as a lifeline, taking courses to increase their skills and abilities in hopes of landing a new job.

  • Back To Work - A CNBC Special Report

    While everyone agrees gains in hiring have been slow,  there's little agreement on the cause.

  • What's Hot In Degrees And Careers Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    One lasting benefit of this recession may be the greatly improved linkage between employers and colleges that now provide much more precise information to students seeking fruitful, long-lasting jobs when they graduate.

  • Game Plan: Keep Your Eye on Next Week     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, says the woes of this week haven't gone away, they have simply gone underground for a couple of days. They will resurface next week for certain.

  • Jobs For Millennials Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Everybody knows that it’s a tough job market out there. One group of people who are intimately acquainted with that reality are the young adults known as Millennials. Opinions vary on their demographics. Some people say that they’re people born between 1975 and 1990, and others put the birth date at 1990 and later. However, when the quibbling is over, the fact remains that Millennials are young adults who are having a hard time finding work these days.The job market has been changing for many ye

    It’s a tough job market out there, especially for the young adults known as Millennials. What are some good job prospects for Millennials? Find out!

  • Obama to Meet With J&J, Wells CEOS on Jobs-Source Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama News Conference

    President Barack Obama is expected to meet Friday afternoon with chief executives from Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp , Xerox Corp , BlackRock and Silver Bridge, according to a source familiar with the plans.

  • Caterpillar Gears Up Hiring     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    We are optimistic and we are going to have a record year and are feeling pretty good about it, but with the recent news, it's going to be a problem, says Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman/CEO. He adds that he is worried about the macroeconomic environment but the earth is still moving pretty well globally. The company is hiring about 11,000 American employees.

  • August is traditionally a time for financial market crises. The current one isn’t because of the usual “thin markets, long hot summer days, everyone on holiday”  scenario though, this time investors have real, concrete issues to worry about, writes Moorad Choudhry,Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Labor Market Reforms Key for Italy? Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    High labor taxes and low visibility on economic growth and business climate are just some of the reasons that are keeping Italian businesses from offering jobs, especially long term contracts.

  • Can't Find a Job? Create One     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Twenty-something entrepreneurs Scott Gerber and Jeremy Johnson on young adults turning entrepreneurialism into a career path.

  • Cramer Looks At What's Changed In This Market Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    With stocks having rallied Thursday, Cramer wanted to know what's different?

  • Mad Money, August 9, 2011     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Has the U.S. Lost its Mojo?     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:14 PM ET

    Discussing whether America has become a nation of pessimists and how it can regain its optimism, with Phillip Swagel, Professor, University of Maryland, Catherine Mann, Professor, Brandeis International Business School

  • Mad Money, August 10, 2011     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.