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10. Dental Hygienist

Average Salary: $67,107
Scored High On: Hiring Outlook, Low Stress

Dental hygienists, who help dentists with their day-to-day work, always rank high on the best jobs list because the need for them is always great and there’s a high rate of job satisfaction.

“They tend to like their jobs and stay in it,” Lee said.

Plus, it’s a job that doesn’t require a lot of education , and it's easy to return back to after a leave of absence. It’s a popular profession for women, who may take a leave to start a family and then return when the kids go to school.

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