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250 Best-Paying Jobs , 2nd Edition

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Opens readers’ eyes to the economy’s best-paying jobs through more than 50 “best-paying jobs” lists and 250 job descriptions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. This Is a Big Book, But It Is Very Easy to Use
    1. Some Things You Can Do with This Book
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For and What It Covers
    2. Cautions About Choosing a Career Based on the Earnings
    3. Where the Information Comes From
    4. Data Complexities
      1. Earnings, Growth, and Number of Openings
        1. Earnings
      2. Projected Growth and Number of Job Openings
      3. Job Security
      4. Other Information in the Job Descriptions
    5. How the 250 Best-Paying Jobs Were Selected
      1. Why This Book Has More Than 250 Jobs
      2. The Data in This Book Can Be Misleading
    6. Part I: The Best Jobs Lists
      1. The Best-Paying Jobs
      2. Best-Paying Jobs by Demographic
      3. Best-Paying Jobs Lists Based on Levels of Education and Training
      4. Best-Paying Jobs Lists Based on Career Clusters
      5. Best-Paying Jobs Lists Based on Personality Types
      6. Bonus Lists
    7. Part II: The Job Descriptions
      1. Sources of Additional Information
      2. Print References
      3. Internet Resources
      4. Thanks
  7. PART I: The Best Jobs Lists
    1. Some Details on the Lists
    2. The Best-Paying Jobs
      1. The 250 Best-Paying Jobs
      2. The 100 Best-Paying Jobs with the Fastest Growth
      3. The 100 Best-Paying Jobs with the Most Openings
    3. Best-Paying Jobs by Demographic
      1. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Workers Age 16–24
      2. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Workers Age 55 and Over
      3. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Part-Time Workers
      4. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers
      5. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Women
      6. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Men
      7. Best-Paying Jobs with a High Percentage of Urban or Rural Workers
    4. Best-Paying Jobs Lists Based on Levels of Education and Training
      1. The Education Levels
      2. Another Warning About the Data
    5. Best-Paying Jobs Lists Based on Career Clusters
      1. Descriptions of the 16 Career Clusters
    6. Best-Paying Jobs Lists Based on Personality Types
      1. Descriptions of the Six Personality Types
    7. Bonus Lists
      1. Bonus List: 26 Jobs with a Few “Star” Earners
      2. Bonus List: 28 Jobs in Which Even Beginners Are Well-Paid
      3. Bonus List: Jobs and Industries in Which Earnings Average More than $100,000
      4. Bonus List: Jobs and Metropolitan Areas Where Earnings Average More than $100,000
      5. Bonus List: Jobs in Which Women’s Average Earnings Are Not Greatly Lower than Men’s
  8. PART II: Descriptions of the Best-Paying Jobs
    1. Accountants
    2. Accountants and Auditors
    3. Actuaries
    4. Acute Care Nurses
    5. Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
    6. Administrative Services Managers
    7. Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
    8. Advertising and Promotions Managers
    9. Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
    10. Aerospace Engineers
    11. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
    12. Agricultural Engineers
    13. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
    14. Air Traffic Controllers
    15. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
    16. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
    17. Allergists and Immunologists
    18. Anesthesiologist Assistants
    19. Anesthesiologists
    20. Animal Scientists
    21. Anthropologists
    22. Anthropologists and Archeologists
    23. Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
    24. Aquacultural Managers
    25. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
    26. Archeologists
    27. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
    28. Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
    29. Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    30. Art Directors
    31. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
    32. Astronomers
    33. Atmospheric and Space Scientists
    34. Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
    35. Audiologists
    36. Auditors
    37. Automotive Engineering Technicians
    38. Automotive Engineers
    39. Aviation Inspectors
    40. Avionics Technicians
    41. Biochemists and Biophysicists
    42. Biofuels Production Managers
    43. Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers
    44. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    45. Biomass Production Managers
    46. Biomedical Engineers
    47. Biostatisticians
    48. Boilermakers
    49. Broadcast News Analysts
    50. Budget Analysts
    51. Business Intelligence Analysts
    52. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
    53. Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
    54. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
    55. Chemical Engineers
    56. Chemical Plant and System Operators
    57. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
    58. Chemists
    59. Chief Executives
    60. Chief Sustainability Officers
    61. Chiropractors
    62. Civil Engineers
    63. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
    64. Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance
    65. Climate Change Analysts
    66. Clinical Data Managers
    67. Clinical Nurse Specialists
    68. Clinical Psychologists
    69. Clinical Research Coordinators
    70. Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
    71. Commercial and Industrial Designers
    72. Commercial Pilots
    73. Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
    74. Compensation and Benefits Managers
    75. Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
    76. Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation
    77. Computer and Information Scientists, Research
    78. Computer and Information Systems Managers
    79. Computer Hardware Engineers
    80. Computer Programmers
    81. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    82. Computer Security Specialists
    83. Computer Software Engineers, Applications
    84. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
    85. Computer Specialists, All Other
    86. Computer Systems Analysts
    87. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
    88. Conservation Scientists
    89. Construction and Building Inspectors
    90. Construction Managers
    91. Copy Writers
    92. Coroners
    93. Cost Estimators
    94. Counseling Psychologists
    95. Court Reporters
    96. Credit Analysts
    97. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
    98. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
    99. Critical Care Nurses
    100. Crop and Livestock Managers
    101. Cytogenetic Technologists
    102. Cytotechnologists
    103. Data Warehousing Specialists
    104. Database Administrators
    105. Database Architects
    106. Dental Hygienists
    107. Dentists, General
    108. Dermatologists
    109. Detectives and Criminal Investigators
    110. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
    111. Dietitians and Nutritionists
    112. Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
    113. Document Management Specialists
    114. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
    115. Economists
    116. Editors
    117. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
    118. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
    119. Education Teachers, Postsecondary
    120. Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
    121. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
    122. Electrical and Electronics Drafters
    123. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    124. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
    125. Electrical Drafters
    126. Electrical Engineering Technicians
    127. Electrical Engineers
    128. Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
    129. Electronic Commerce Specialists
    130. Electronic Drafters
    131. Electronics Engineering Technicians
    132. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
    133. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
    134. Elevator Installers and Repairers
    135. Emergency Management Specialists
    136. Engineering Managers
    137. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
    138. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    139. Environmental Compliance Inspectors
    140. Environmental Economists
    141. Environmental Engineers
    142. Environmental Restoration Planners
    143. Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    144. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
    145. Epidemiologists
    146. Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
    147. Family and General Practitioners
    148. Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers
    149. Fashion Designers
    150. Film and Video Editors
    151. Financial Analysts
    152. Financial Examiners
    153. Financial Managers
    154. Financial Managers, Branch or Department
    155. Fire Inspectors
    156. Fire Inspectors and Investigators
    157. Fire Investigators
    158. Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
    159. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
    160. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
    161. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
    162. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    163. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers
    164. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
    165. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
    166. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    167. Fish and Game Wardens
    168. Food Scientists and Technologists
    169. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    170. Forensic Science Technicians
    171. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
    172. Foresters
    173. Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    174. Freight and Cargo Inspectors
    175. Fuel Cell Engineers
    176. Funeral Directors
    177. Gaming Managers
    178. Gas Plant Operators
    179. General and Operations Managers
    180. Geodetic Surveyors
    181. Geographers
    182. Geographic Information Systems Technicians
    183. Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
    184. Geological and Petroleum Technicians
    185. Geological Sample Test Technicians
    186. Geophysical Data Technicians
    187. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
    188. Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
    189. Geothermal Production Managers
    190. Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
    191. Green Marketers
    192. Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
    193. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
    194. Historians
    195. History Teachers, Postsecondary
    196. Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians
    197. Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
    198. Hospitalists
    199. Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists
    200. Hydroelectric Production Managers
    201. Hydrologists
    202. Immigration and Customs Inspectors
    203. Industrial Ecologists
    204. Industrial Engineers
    205. Industrial Production Managers
    206. Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
    207. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
    208. Informatics Nurse Specialists
    209. Information Technology Project Managers
    210. Instructional Coordinators
    211. Instructional Designers and Technologists
    212. Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
    213. Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
    214. Insurance Underwriters
    215. Intelligence Analysts
    216. Internists, General
    217. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
    218. Landscape Architects
    219. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
    220. Lawyers
    221. Librarians
    222. Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    223. Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
    224. Loan Officers
    225. Locomotive Engineers
    226. Locomotive Firers
    227. Logisticians
    228. Logistics Analysts
    229. Logistics Engineers
    230. Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
    231. Management Analysts
    232. Marine Architects
    233. Marine Engineers
    234. Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
    235. Market Research Analysts
    236. Marketing Managers
    237. Materials Engineers
    238. Materials Scientists
    239. Mates—Ship, Boat, and Barge
    240. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    241. Mathematicians
    242. Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    243. Mechanical Engineers
    244. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
    245. Medical and Health Services Managers
    246. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
    247. Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
    248. Microbiologists
    249. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
    250. Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
    251. Multi-Media Artists and Animators
    252. Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
    253. Natural Sciences Managers
    254. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    255. Network Designers
    256. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
    257. Neurologists
    258. Nuclear Engineers
    259. Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
    260. Nuclear Medicine Physicians
    261. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
    262. Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
    263. Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
    264. Nuclear Technicians
    265. Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
    266. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
    267. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    268. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
    269. Occupational Therapist Assistants
    270. Occupational Therapists
    271. Operations Research Analysts
    272. Ophthalmologists
    273. Optometrists
    274. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    275. Orthodontists
    276. Orthotists and Prosthetists
    277. Park Naturalists
    278. Pathologists
    279. Pediatricians, General
    280. Personal Financial Advisors
    281. Petroleum Engineers
    282. Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
    283. Pharmacists
    284. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
    285. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
    286. Physical Therapists
    287. Physician Assistants
    288. Physicians and Surgeons
    289. Physicists
    290. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
    291. Pilots, Ship
    292. Podiatrists
    293. Poets, Lyricists, and Creative Writers
    294. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
    295. Police Detectives
    296. Police Identification and Records Officers
    297. Police Patrol Officers
    298. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    299. Political Scientists
    300. Postal Service Clerks
    301. Postal Service Mail Carriers
    302. Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
    303. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
    304. Power Plant Operators
    305. Preventive Medicine Physicians
    306. Producers
    307. Producers and Directors
    308. Product Safety Engineers
    309. Program Directors
    310. Prosthodontists
    311. Psychiatrists
    312. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
    313. Public Relations Managers
    314. Public Relations Specialists
    315. Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
    316. Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
    317. Purchasing Managers
    318. Quality Control Systems Managers
    319. Radiation Therapists
    320. Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
    321. Radiologic Technicians
    322. Radiologic Technologists
    323. Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
    324. Radiologists
    325. Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
    326. Range Managers
    327. Real Estate Brokers
    328. Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    329. Registered Nurses
    330. Regulatory Affairs Specialists
    331. Respiratory Therapists
    332. Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
    333. Sales Agents, Financial Services
    334. Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities
    335. Sales Engineers
    336. Sales Managers
    337. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
    338. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
    339. School Psychologists
    340. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
    341. Securities and Commodities Traders
    342. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
    343. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
    344. Ship and Boat Captains
    345. Ship Engineers
    346. Social and Community Service Managers
    347. Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
    348. Sociologists
    349. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
    350. Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
    351. Soil and Plant Scientists
    352. Soil and Water Conservationists
    353. Solar Energy Installation Managers
    354. Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors
    355. Special Education Teachers, Middle School
    356. Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School
    357. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
    358. Speech-Language Pathologists
    359. Sports Medicine Physicians
    360. Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
    361. Statisticians
    362. Storage and Distribution Managers
    363. Subway and Streetcar Operators
    364. Surgeons
    365. Surveyors
    366. Talent Directors
    367. Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
    368. Technical Directors/Managers
    369. Technical Writers
    370. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
    371. Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
    372. Telecommunications Specialists
    373. Training and Development Managers
    374. Training and Development Specialists
    375. Transportation Engineers
    376. Transportation Inspectors
    377. Transportation Managers
    378. Transportation Vehicle, Equipment, and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
    379. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
    380. Treasurers and Controllers
    381. Urban and Regional Planners
    382. Urologists
    383. Veterinarians
    384. Video Game Designers
    385. Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School
    386. Water Resource Specialists
    387. Water/Wastewater Engineers
    388. Web Administrators
    389. Web Developers
    390. Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
    391. Writers and Authors
    392. Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
  9. APPENDIX A: Definitions of Skills and Knowledge/Courses Referenced in This Book
  10. APPENDIX B: The Skill-Income Connection
  11. Index