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Atlanta (WXIA) -- U.S. News and World Report is out with its best 25 jobs of 2012. The annual rankings are based on factors like salary, job satisfaction, employment rates and projected growth.

Some positions require years of schooling; others require little training at all.

#1Registered Nurse
Salary:$44,190-$95,130

#2Software Developer
Salary: $87,790-$54,360

#3Pharmacist
Salary: $82,090-$138,620

#4Medical Assistant
Salary: $20,810-$40,190

#5Database Administrator
Salary: $115,660-$41,570

#6Web Developer
Salary: $43,190-$119,940

#7Computer Systems Analyst
Salary: $48,360-$119,070

#8Physical Therapist
Salary: $53,620-$107,920

#9 Computer Programmer
Salary: $40,820-$114,180

#10Occupational Therapist
Salary: $48,920-$102,520

#11Maintenance and Repair Worker
Salary: $20,800-$56,090

#12Elementary School Teacher
Salary: $34,390-$80,140

#13Clinical Laboratory Technician
Salary: $24,210-$56,040

#14Speech-Language Pathologist
Salary: $42,970-$103,630

#15Paramedic
Salary: $19,710-$51,370

#16Meeting, Convention & Event Planner
Salary: $27,090-$76,840

#17School Counselor
Salary: $31,630-$86,250

#18Social Worker
Salary: $26,170-$68,030

#19Sports Coach
Salary: $16,380-$63,720

#20Sales Representative
Salary: $26,970-$108,750

#21Accountant
Salary: $38,940-$106,880

#22Receptionist
Salary: $17,560-$36,910

#23Financial Adviser
Salary: $32,660-$166,400

#24Customer Service Representative
Salary: $19,550-$49,320

#25HR Specialist
Salary: $31,110-$89,490

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