Top 5 high-paying jobs with rising salaries
Although most agree that the worst of the economic recession is behind us, wage growth continues to be slower than workers would prefer. However, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, there are a few jobs with already high wages where pay continues to rise.
Let’s take a look at the top five high-paying jobs with rising salaries.
According to PayScale data, physician assistants earn, on average, about $87,000 per year. And, this new research reveals that between 2004 and 2014, earnings growth was 42 percent for these professionals, adjusted for inflation. Although PAs are licensed medical professionals, the work does not require as much education and training as becoming a physician. This could be a great avenue to consider if you’re interesting in working within the medical profession.
Another high-paying job with a trend of rising wages that is also in the healthcare industry is that of occupational therapist. These folks earn a median income of over $60,000 a year, according to PayScale’s data, and earnings growth was reported as 38.9 percent between 2004 and 2014. Plan on earning a master’s degree in occupational therapy and gaining experience through internships to land this job.
Pay increases consistently for financial managers over the course of their careers as they gain experience. Because this is a management role, experience is required, as well as a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or a related area of study. Indeed reports that financial managers’ income increased 38.3 from 2004 to 2014.
Marketing managers earn an average salary of more than $60,000 per year. According to this new research, the earnings growth for the profession was 37.4 percent over the course of the last decade or so. These professionals must have excellent organizational abilities, along with relevant degrees, and some solid work experience in the field.
Medical and health-services managers
Another managerial profession makes the list. Medical and health-services managers saw earnings growth of 36.7 percent between 2004 and 2014, so these jobs should continue to feel solid in the years to come. Considerable experience in the industry is required, along with at least a bachelor’s degree.
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