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10. Speech pathologist

Change from ranking on 2013 list: Up 2
Midlevel income: $69,870
Key factors for ranking: low stress, hiring outlook

Speech pathologists help diagnose and treat problems with communications and swallowing disorders. It tends to be personally rewarding, because of its positive effects on a patient's life, Lee said.

Health-care jobs have ranked extremely well over the past few years as baby boomers age, and this year was no exception, with 4 of the 10 best jobs coming from the sector.

The job outlook is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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