The 10 Highest Paying Jobs In America, And How To Land Them

Added by Edan Barak on Mar 30, 2015

8 Natural Sciences Managers

Average mean salary: $116,020
Study time: Earn a college degree (around 4 years), and gain experience (at least 2 years)

Natural sciences managers are the heavyweights of the scientific community. They are in charge of hiring and evaluating the staff and technical personnel related to scientific study and laboratories, and help supervise, organise and bring vision to scientific research. They are the bridge between the top-tier executives in the company and the scientific community, and help in doing research into, and creating new innovative products. As a result their jobs require in-depth scientific and technical knowledge in their chosen fields.

In order to become a natural sciences manager you must exhibit leadership skills as well as deep technical and scientific knowledge. The accepted route into this field is by working under other managers that can provide mentorship.

7 Podiatrists

Average mean salary: $118,400
Study time: Around 4 years of undergraduate study and 4 years at an accredited School of Podiatric Medicine.

Another contender in the healthcare industry, podiatry involves the study and surgical treatment of the foot, ankle and legs. Their training includes fields such as human anatomy and physiology, as well as an emphasis on sociological and psychological effects. Podiatrists often gain experience by working in fields such as biomechanics, sports, orthopedics, geriatrics or primary care.

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