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4. Market research analyst

Median salary: $60,300
Hiring outlook (job growth through 2020): 41%

Market research analysts work for companies to determine what's going on in the market. They look at consumer demand and business demand. They took a hit during the recession, with many laid off. But now, demand is bouncing back.

"This is an area that as the economy improves, it's really going to benefit," Lee said. "The hiring outlook is huge. And the salary is also very healthy."

"It doesn't matter what type of company you are. If you're a widget company, you want to know what's the outlook for people buying widgets in the next year across the country and around the world," Lee said.



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