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Surgeons

treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.
Salary: $255110
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Pathologists

3 reviews
diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.
Salary: $203880
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Sports Medicine Physicians

diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.
Salary: $203880
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Prosthodontists

construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws, to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking, and to improve appearance.
Salary: $191400
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers

Brett Manders from
Martin Pletzer from A major European Airline
Patrick Smith from One of the bigger commercial carriers
3 reviews
pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
Salary: $169560
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Pharmacists

Andy Boysan from The Independent Online Pharmacy
Osas Nosa-Idahosa, MBA, BCPS, Pharm.D, BCGP, BCACP from Dignity Health
Melissa Sörgel from
11 reviews
dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.
Salary: $123670
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Air Traffic Controllers

3 reviews
control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.
Salary: $120830
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

Accountants

Gemma Roberts from
7 reviews
analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
Salary: $78820
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Customs Brokers

prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.
Salary: $76960
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Aviation Inspectors

inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.
Salary: $75330
Education: Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
Salary: $68340
Education: Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Court Reporters

3 reviews
use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.
Salary: $62390
Education: Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Model Makers, Metal And Plastic

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.
Salary: $56920
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

Private Detectives and Investigators

gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.
Salary: $56810
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Architectural Drafters

1 reviews
prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.
Salary: $56700
Education: Bachelor's degree


Title Examiners and Searchers

search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.
Salary: $51380
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Tax Preparers

prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Salary: $46860
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Gem And Diamond Workers

Gem and Diamond Workers fabricate, finish, or evaluate the quality of gems and diamonds used in jewelry or industrial tools.
Salary: $43570
Education: No degree required


Proofreaders and Copy Markers

read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.
Salary: $41950
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Medical Transcriptionists

transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.
Salary: $36350
Education: Post-secondary certificate
High job satisfaction




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