15 Jobs that Pay $70,000 per year

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer

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High salaries have a nasty stigma attached them. One that reeks of years of school, advanced qualifications, extensive training and many years of experience, which some people just don't have. While these are in fact requirements of some high-figure salaries, they aren't a prerequisite for all of them.

What many workers don't know is that there are numerous jobs that pay well above the average full-time worker's salary of $33,634* -- that don't require a Ph.D. or at least 10 years experience. That's not to say that the following positions are easy to come by -- like any position, no matter what the salary, you do have some qualifications to score the job.

To help you figure out your options, we came up with a list of 15 jobs that earn in the $70,000 range and are expected to increase in demand between now and 2016. They require various levels of experience and education so take a peek and see if there's something for you:

Radiation therapist

Annual median income: $70,010

Projected employment in 2016: 18,000**

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 25 percent

 

Nuclear power reactor operator

Annual median income: $70,410

Projected employment in 2016: 4,200

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 11 percent

 

Management analyst

Annual median income: $70,990

Projected employment in 2016: 827,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 22 percent

 

Psychologist

Annual median income: $71,551

Projected employment in 2016: 191,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 15 percent

 

Environmental engineer

Annual median income: $72,350

Projected employment in 2016: 68,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 25 percent

 

First-line supervisor/manager of police and detectives

Annual median income: $72,620

Projected employment in 2016: 102,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 9 percent

Computer systems analyst

Annual median income: $73,090

Projected employment in 2016: 650,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 29 percent

Advertising and promotions manager

Annual median income: $73,666

Projected employment in 2016: 50,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 6 percent

Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officer

Annual median income: $74,170

Projected employment in 2016: 15,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 0 percent

 

Administrative services manager

Annual median income: $75,083

Projected employment in 2016: 276,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 12 percent

 

Education administrator, postsecondary

Annual median income: $75,780

Projected employment in 2016: 150,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 14 percent

Marine engineers and naval architect

Annual median income: $76,200

Projected employment in 2016: 10,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 11 percent

 

Physician assistant

Annual median income: $78,450

Projected employment in 2016: 83,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 27 percent

 

Agricultural sciences teacher, postsecondary

Annual median income: $78,460

Projected employment in 2016: 2.1 million (postsecondary teachers)

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 23 percent

Veterinarian

Annual median income: $79,368

Projected employment in 2016: 84,000

Increase between 2006 and 2016: 35 percent

*Figures based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and CBSalary.com

**Employment data from the BLS.

Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.



Last Updated: 11/08/2008 - 5:19 PM


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