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

Added by Edan Barak on Mar 30, 2015

6 Architectural and Engineering Managers

Average mean salary: $119,260
Study time: Around 5 years for the minimum Bachelor's degree plus 2 years experience in the field.

These managers plan and coordinate activities pertaining to the architectural and engineering needs of building and construction projects. The managers in the field are tasked with overseeing the technical plans, logistical execution of the plans, and often they will be in charge of the finances for the project. If you enjoy solving complex technical problems, as well as have the ability to orchestrate complex task interactions, this career choice could be right up your alley.

5 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Average mean salary: $119,270
Study time:

Judges are simultaneously highly respected and much reviled, depending on who you ask. Their job is to make sure trials on the local, state, and national levels are both fair and unbiased, and are tasked with helping resolve disputes between individuals, companies, and the government. To make their decisions, judges research legal issues and are usually well versed in the law.

It's emperative to know how to read and write English at the highest levels for this job, as well as having strong research and analytical skills. Judges typically start out as lawyers and are well versed in their field of law and, although Judges are currently one of the top income earners in the U.S., their employment potential is expected to decline slowly towards 2018, so be wary of entering the profession.

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