If you are currently practicing medicine, architectural design, petroleum engineering, marketing, or law you are among the lucky in the best-paying career fields in the US. If, however, you are in school now then you should consider occupations such as wind turbine service technician and occupational or physical therapy assistant, fields which sources expect will be fast growing during the next 10 years. If you want both, a high-salary and fast-growing career, move into or study anesthesiology.
These insights are provided by the Occupation Employment Statistics program (OES) of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting website.
In spite of differences in methodology, BLS and Glassdoor reports show that high-paying jobs are those that are protected from competition and automation and require higher education along with in-demand skills. Workers with only a high school diploma or equivalent, no job experience, and lower-demand skill sets will remain in lower paying and, in some cases, shrinking career fields.
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