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High Income Jobs You Should Opt For

Avanika Mote
Who amongst us does not want a good paying job? This story provides you with a list of high income jobs in USA. Read on and plan a good income career right away!
Planning a career and turning it into reality is the most important thing in a person's life today. There is a rat race in the employment market and this is the scene all across the globe. When people are offered a choice of jobs, they often tend to fall for 6-figure salary jobs. I don't personally see a point in choosing high income over happiness and satisfaction and that exactly makes me give you certain instructions and advice before choosing a career.

Tips Before Choosing a Job

Explore Yourself

Exploring yourself might sound like some kind of an art-of-living program goal to you, but it isn't as complicated as it sounds. All you need to do is a self assessment sort of test for your own self. Think, think, and think some more on what you really want in life.
Ninety percent of youths in the world today answer they want one of the high income jobs, a mansion, a fancy car, a world tour, and tons of fashion accessories, when asked about their ambitions in life. By the time they achieve all of these, they discover health problems like diabetes and stress due to the constant workload on their heads.
Is this what they wanted? Difficult to say though, the truth remains - NO, that isn't what they wanted. Where did they lack? Was it career planning or was it something else? Here's what they lacked in - self-analysis, and when they did so, it was probably too late!
My point behind exploring yourself does not limit to answering questions regarding your ambitions. It means analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, and exploring the activities in which you happen to find happiness. These activities are actually the alternatives to the job/career options you may want to choose from.
Also, do not underestimate yourself and the job options, or either of it! If you are interested in being a chef or a car racer and if that is what you are sure of, just plan your career in either of these and have a focused approach.

Explore the Career Options

Exploring career options hopefully sounds easier than exploring yourself and so it is! Once you have decided upon what you really want to do in your life, look for different career options in the same field.
For example, if I choose to be a writer, I will have a couple of career options there, like being a writer for short stories, being an editor, writing for magazines and newspaper, technical writer, etc.
Exploring career options in the field of your choice will give you a deeper insight into what kind of lifestyle you want to live, which is when you can plan the right career for yourself. Besides, you can always follow your heart, you never know, it might take you to one of the high salary jobs!

Plan Your Goals

If you are done with the first two tips rightly, this is the stage for you to plan your career step-by-step. Decide the ultimate goal of your life and think of the number of steps that you may need to climb to reach there. With each step, plan a short-term goal.
At the accomplishment of every short-term goal, you have climbed one step towards your final goal in life. Make sure you plan your career in a time bound way. Consider any time delays a weakness and try to analyze where you lacked and improve it. With that, I am sure, you will reach your ultimate goal, within the planned time.

List of High Income Jobs in USA

Before giving you a list of jobs, I thought that giving a list of highest paid fields/occupations/industries, would be more logical. So, here's a list of highest paid industries in which you may find a great job for yourself.

List of High Income Occupations and Industries with Salary

Top Management Occupations- $ 200,750

Legal/Law Occupations- $ 100,270

Computer Related And Mathematical Science Occupations- $ 74,500
Architecture And Engineering Occupations- $ 71,430

Healthcare, Medical, and Technical Occupations- $ 67,890
Business, Finance, and Financial Operations Occupations- $ 64,720

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations- $ 64,280

Arts and Design, Entertainment and Sports, Media Occupations- $ 50,670

Education, Training, and Library Occupations- $ 48,460

Construction and Extraction Occupations- $ 42,350
Community Living and Social Services Occupations- $ 41,790

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations- $ 41,230

Protective Service Occupations- $ 40,200
Sales and Marketing Related Occupations- $ 36,080

Production Operations Occupations- $ 32,320

Office, Clerical, and Administrative Support Occupations- $ 32,220
Transportation, Material Management, and Material Moving Occupations- $ 31,450

Healthcare and Medi-Support Occupations- $ 26,340

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations- $24,370

Personal Care, Beauty, and Service Occupations- $ 24,120
Farming, Animal Husbandry, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations- $ 23,560

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations- $ 20,220

10 High Income Jobs in Health Care and Medical Field

Surgeons- $ 206,770

Anesthesiologists- $ 197,570

Orthodontists- $ 194,930

Obstetricians and Gynecologists- $ 192,780

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons- $ 190,420
Internists, General- $ 176,740

Prosthodontists- $ 169,810

Physicians and Surgeons $ 165,000

Family and General Practitioners $ 161,490

10 High Income Jobs in the IT Sector

Computer and Information Research Scientists- $ 100,900

Computer Programmers- $ 73,470

Computer Software Engineers for Applications- $ 87,900
Computer Software Engineers for Systems Software- $ 94,520

Computer Support Specialists- $ 46,370

Computer Systems Analysts- $ 78,830
Database Administrators- $ 72,900

Network and Computer Systems Administrators- $ 69,570

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts- $ 73,830

Computer Specialists- $ 76,000

10 Other High Income Jobs

Chief Executives- USD 160,440
Lawyers- USD 124,750
Natural Sciences Managers- USD 123,140
Engineering Managers- USD 120,580
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers- USD 119,750
Petroleum Engineers- USD 119,140
Computer and Information Systems Managers- $ 118,710

Marketing Managers- $ 118,160

Financial Managers- $ 110,640

Sales Managers- $ 110,390

Note: The data about incomes and the figures given in all the above tables are given according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Best Jobs in the World

How would it feel to test the tastes and quality of swiss chocolates and get paid as good as a Manager for it? Heaven on Earth, isn't it? Well, there are many such wonderful jobs in the world, which we often don't know much about. Here are few examples of them (along with an estimate of their average income), and I call them, best paying jobs in the world!
Resort Water Slide Tester- Not available

Paradise Island Caretaker- $ 111,000 (contract based)

Luxury Bed Tester and Blogger- $ 1400 per day
Candy Tester- Not available but definitely the sweetest job on the face of the planet

Wine Tester- $10,000 per month

Video Game Designer- $ 85,000 per year
Roller Coaster Engineers and Designers- $ 75,000 per year

Voice Over Actors- $ 700 per day

Air traffic controller- $ 102,030 per annum

Note: The above data about incomes have been taken from news articles across the Internet and are NOT according to the US Labor Statistics. These income figures are subject to change.
If you are tired of tapping, don't be, because this is where I need to take your leave and leave it on you to choose wisely among all these great options.
I would insist on choosing the best job over any other high income jobs, because I believe there is a thin line between leading an ideal life and leading a perfect life, and that my friends, can only be understood when you know what living a perfect life is all about! Here's wishing you all the good luck under the sun!