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People who are suitable for these jobs are good at identifying and solving complex problems. They are also good at reviewing information to evaluate solutions and implement them.

Surgeons

treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.
$251650
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Oral Surgeons

perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.
$234990
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Allergists and Immunologists

Dr. Tsvetelina Velikova, MD, PhD from Lozenetz University Hospital
Dr. Sima Patel from New York Allergy & Sinus Centers
2 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Hospitalists

Dr. Nwegbo-Banks from Serenity Women's Health & Med Spa
1 reviews
provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Neurologists

diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Pathologists

diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Preventive Medicine Physicians

apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Urologists

Dr. Samantha Pillay from Continence Matters
1 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Psychiatrists

Dr. Krysti Vo from
Dr. Tahia Haque, MD from Savant Care
2 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.
$217100
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Family and General Practitioners

Dr. Kristin Miller from
Alberto Zambrano, MD from
2 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
$214370
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Internists

diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.
$210960
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Chief Executives

David Valverde from Pranos.ai
J.R. Spiess from The 180 Group
Miles Gotcher from Soov
Mark Majkrzak from RAIN Water
Connor Hewson from Assured Marketing
14 reviews
determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
$197840
Master's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Chief Sustainability Officers

communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.
$197840
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Dentists

Dr. Michelle Farnoush, DMD from
Dr. J Salim DMD from Sutton Place Dental Associates
Dr. Joke Alesh from Doctor Alesh
Dr. Mary R. Pham from Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Patrick Campbell from United States Navy
10 reviews
examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.
$180830
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Treasurers and Controllers

direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
$151510
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Lawyers

Max Pepper from Missouri Ticket Fixers, a traffic law firm in Kansas City, MO
Kyle Persaud from Persaud Law Office
Sarah J. Sepasi, Esq. from Sepasi Legal PC
Lin McCraw from The McCraw Law Group
Roberto L. Seda from Seda Law Firm PLLC
22 reviews
represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
$148910
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Physicists

Jed Macosko, PhD from Wake Forest Univerisity
1 reviews
conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
$137700
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Judges and Magistrates

arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
$131850
Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Air Traffic Controllers

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.
$127440
No degree required
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Actuaries

analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
$123180
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Aerospace Engineers

Ludovic Chung-Sao from An aircraft engine manufacturer
1 reviews
perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
$121110
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Chemical Engineers

Steve Zhang from Grupo Farma, a pharmaceutical company
1 reviews
design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
$114820
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Applications Software Developers

Brendan Martin from Dell EMC
Ali Zhagparov from Devexperts
Ajit Singh from Zscaler
9 reviews
develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
$114270
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

I/O Psychologists

apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training, and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
$112690
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


Mathematicians

conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
$112530
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Electronics Engineers

research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
$112320
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

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Manufacturing Engineers

Sherry Morgan from
Fin Brown from Get It Made
3 reviews
design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.
$107060
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Robotics Engineers

research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.
$107060
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Elementary and Secondary School Principals

Meredith Essalat, M.Ed. from A school in California
1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.
$103010
Master's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Administrative Law Judges

conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
$102050
Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Medical Scientists

conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities.
$101800
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Agricultural Engineers

apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.
$101620
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Mining and Geological Engineers

conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes, and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs.
$100140
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Clinical Neuropsychologists

apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.
$100130
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Biomedical Engineers

apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
$98340
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Biostatisticians

develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
$97170
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Environmental Engineers

research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
$96890
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Water/Wastewater Engineers

design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.
$96890
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Mechanical Engineers

Mike Reinalda from 3devo
1 reviews
perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
$95560
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

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Automotive Engineers

1 reviews
develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.
$95560
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Transportation Engineers

develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
$95440
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Human Factors Engineers

design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.
$93610
Master's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Operations Research Analysts

Joseph Bernick from Elkay
1 reviews
formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decisionmaking, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, services, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.
$92280
Master's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Bioinformatics Scientists

Jianjun Shi, PhD from Kimera Labs
J. Wes Ulm, MD, PhD from
2 reviews
conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.
$89910
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

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Molecular and Cellular Biologists

research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.
$89910
Doctoral degree
Personality Match

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Police Detectives

conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
$89300
No degree required
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

Joseph Gutheinz from NASA's Office of Inspector General
1 reviews
investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
$89300
No degree required
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Clinical Psychologists

Louis R. Franzini, Ph.D from Independent Practice of Psychology
Nancy B. Irwin, PsyD, C.Ht. from
Dr. Supriya Blair, PsyD from Dr. Blair Psychology
Nicole Prause from
5 reviews
diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.
$89290
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Emergency Management Directors

plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
$84310
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Business Continuity Planners

develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.
$84290
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match





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