You don’t have to do something you dislike to make the big bucks. There are lots of cool jobs out there that can help bridge the gap between paying the bills and enjoying your job.

Don’t believe us? Here are six cool jobs you can get on Workopolis right now that can pay more than $80,000.

Chief executive officer (part time) – Perry Township Public Library

Dreaming about being a CEO, but don’t want to give up the flexibility of part-time work hours? Well, you’re in luck. The Perry Township Public Library is looking for a Chief Executive Officer that can put in up to 25 hours per week. The CEO “plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the programs and services of the Library.” He or she also “implements Library policy, recommends policy changes and controls Library financial commitments and expenditures.”

Typical salary range for a CEO: $77,000 – $332,687

Research scientist – Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services (and the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Cancer Control Alberta) are on the lookout for a research scientist who will help establish “a vigorous, sustainable, externally-funded research program.” The successful candidate will also contribute to “teaching, graduate student supervision, professional and academic service.”

Salary range for a research scientist: $42,236 – $95,811

Sales manager – Escalade Wines and Spirits

We’ve profiled Carolyn Balogh, a wine agent at the Stem Wine Group Inc, to find out what it was like working in wine sales (spoiler alert: it’s awesome). If working in the wine industry sounds like something you’d enjoy, check out this sales manager position at Escalade Wines and Spirits.

Salary range for a sales manager: $51,204 – $124,205

Learning and development manager – Loblaw Companies Limited

Are you an educator at heart? There are many career opportunities in the education sector that extend past the school system. Case in point: this learning and development manager position at Loblaws, which is responsible for “building learning solutions that add value to the business.”

Salary range for a learning and development manager: $48,096 – $86,463

District sales manager – Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club

Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club has more than 1,000 employees across 21 locations, and they’re growing! The district sales manager can be expected to “establish strategic goals by preparing company, sales, service and operations information; identify and evaluate trends and opportunities, determine a course of action, objectives and evaluate outcomes.” In other words, you’ll be counted on to create a sales strategy.

Salary range for a district sales manager: $52,640 – $112,603

Filtration operator – Steamwhistle Brewery

The filtration operator is counted on to “ensure effective throughput; apply best practices for start-up procedure and manage effective dosing rates of the body feed; monitor turbidity, CO2 content, DO, temperature; measure CO2/DO content in BBT’s.” If that actually makes sense to you, this is the perfect job for you.

Salary range for a filtration operator: $32,000 – $82,527

*Salary ranges posted in CAD, courtesy of