January 26, 2010 | | 1 Comment After the struggle of the financial crisis and the following recession, many U.S. workers are searching for stable, well-paying jobs in which to transition. The employment landscape has changed, leaving many U.S. workers wondering where to search for the best jobs. What used to be great jobs are now only so-so. Job security is much more important to today’s workers than it was 2 years ago. Fortunately, with a degree and some groundwork, U.S. workers can transition into careers in any of these jobs. Here are America’s 5 Best Jobs: 1. Systems Engineer Merge high demand with high-level decision-making and you have the number one pick. Systems Engineers enjoy responsibility and taking on companies’ top projects. Oh, and the $100,000+ salaries are a perk, too. 2. College Professor With great retirement benefits, holidays and summers off, and the bliss of tenure, college professors have it made. They teach students and research and write articles and books concerning their field. With a master’s degree, average assistant professors start at $64,000 a year. 3. Nurse Practitioner With average salaries at $63,172 a year, NPs have it good. Demand for NPs keeps growing with the health industry, and it shows no signs of slowing. To start, NPs need only about 5 years of schooling. 4. IT Project Manager – True, they have to put up with long hours and daunting challenges. But, with only a bachelor’s degree, IT project managers enjoy a huge amount of job security. And the sky’s the limit: chief technology officers on average earn $300,000 annually. 5. Certified Public Accountant To stay on the right side of the law, every company needs a CPA. After 5 to 6 years of schooling, CPAs start at $45,000 per year. And it’s all upward from there. Are you ready to transition into one of America’s best jobs? Tell us in the comments below!