Highest paying jobs in Nashville that require a graduate degree (2022)

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Highest paying jobs in Nashville that require a graduate degree

Those with graduate degrees earn more on average than those without them—but not all jobs are equal. And while rising tuition costs are enough to turn people away from the prospect of a master’s or doctoral degree, many high-paying professions still require such degrees to get in the door. Stacker compiled a list of the highest- paying jobs that require a graduate degree in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2020 annual mean wage.

The best way to guarantee a high return on investment in a graduate degree is to be aware of professions that pay top-dollar for that added educational investment. Keep reading to see where a graduate degree is required—and can earn you the most.

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#50. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $72,950 (#200 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 550

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,290 (111,320 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,550)
--- Jefferson City, MO ($133,640)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($125,020)

Job description: Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.

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#49. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $75,630 (#44 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,160 (22,900 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($140,300)
--- Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($119,520)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($112,640)

Job description: Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#48. Judicial law clerks

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $76,050 (#1 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,860 (14,690 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN ($76,050)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($74,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($73,130)

Job description: Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

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#47. Statisticians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $76,710 (#71 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,170 (38,860 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,080)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($120,850)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($118,900)

Job description: Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

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#46. Physical therapists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $78,560 (#348 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 1,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,680 (220,870 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- El Centro, CA ($143,500)
--- Modesto, CA ($123,370)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($119,510)

Job description: Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

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#45. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $79,100 (#56 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,760 (49,550 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($147,770)
--- Fresno, CA ($129,330)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($126,580)

Job description: Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#44. Chiropractors

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $80,160 (#65 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,830 (34,760 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($273,530)
--- Raleigh, NC ($149,430)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($139,970)

Job description: Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

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#43. Education teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $80,310 (#27 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,010 (57,560 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($104,950)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($103,700)
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($100,980)

Job description: Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#42. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $82,730 (#43 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 450

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,060 (61,100 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($145,990)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($120,040)
--- Savannah, GA ($117,610)

Job description: Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#41. Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $82,860 (#23 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,410 (22,790 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($129,500)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($122,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,390)

Job description: Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#40. Occupational therapists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $83,540 (#182 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 860

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,480 (126,610 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- The Villages, FL ($115,920)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($115,060)
--- Modesto, CA ($112,870)

Job description: Assess, plan, and organize rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

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#39. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $84,000 (#49 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,630 (21,530 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($140,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($136,630)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($136,080)

Job description: Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#38. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $85,820 (#250 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 1,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,010 (262,480 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($154,970)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,070)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($145,590)

Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

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#37. Epidemiologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $87,060 (#14 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,620 (7,500 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($134,580)
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($122,520)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($121,560)

Job description: Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

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#36. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $87,940 (#26 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,780 (91,170 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($122,920)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($115,740)
--- Rochester, NY ($115,080)

Job description: Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#35. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $87,980 (#41 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,960 (36,520 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($199,070)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($131,290)
--- Fresno, CA ($129,550)

Job description: Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#34. Sociology teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $89,620 (#13 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,180 (13,420 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($130,150)
--- Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($123,960)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($117,690)

Job description: Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#33. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $91,490 (#43 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,680 (32,230 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($153,430)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($150,480)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($143,650)

Job description: Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#32. History teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $92,230 (#18 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,630 (20,450 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($146,320)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,390)
--- Rochester, NY ($128,550)

Job description: Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#31. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $94,300 (#36 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,290 (13,670 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rochester, NY ($160,370)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($148,480)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($141,180)

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Job description: Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#30. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $94,450 (#62 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 1,120

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,800 (126,110 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($143,800)
--- New Haven, CT ($142,330)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($136,230)

Job description: Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities.

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#29. Audiologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $96,400 (#15 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,230 (13,300 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Reno, NV ($151,460)
--- Tulsa, OK ($128,620)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($127,210)

Job description: Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

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#28. Biochemists and biophysicists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $96,660 (#18 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 560

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,810 (32,010 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($145,020)
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($132,280)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($131,720)

Job description: Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

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#27. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $96,720 (#26 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,710 (11,750 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($147,900)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($138,440)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($135,290)

Job description: Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#26. Business teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $98,370 (#58 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,270 (79,810 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($174,050)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($172,650)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($149,740)

Job description: Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#25. Nurse practitioners

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $98,590 (#326 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 3,140

National
- Annual mean salary: $114,510 (211,280 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($188,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($177,800)
--- Salinas, CA ($155,310)

Job description: Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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#24. Physician assistants

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $99,280 (#270 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 780

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,080 (125,280 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($168,220)
--- Waterbury, CT ($165,230)
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($158,020)

Job description: Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

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#23. Physicists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $101,560 (#45 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $137,700 (16,160 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($170,690)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,290)

Job description: Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

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#22. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $102,230 (#31 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,320 (51,500 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($195,730)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,980)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($147,290)

Job description: Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#21. Optometrists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $102,440 (#131 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440 (36,690 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Columbia, SC ($228,340)
--- New Haven, CT ($186,950)
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($182,980)

Job description: Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

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#20. Computer and information research scientists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $103,010 (#52 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,890 (30,220 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($170,890)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,330)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($150,090)

Job description: Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

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#19. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $104,330 (#43 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 630

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,890 (200,040 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($211,500)
--- Jackson, MS ($195,830)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($176,930)

Job description: Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

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#18. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $106,660 (#29 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,050 (14,570 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($145,340)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($139,930)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($139,150)

Job description: Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.

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#17. Political science teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $108,200 (#13 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,970 (15,130 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($163,420)
--- Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($144,260)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($129,530)

Job description: Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#16. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $116,880 (#15 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $114,130 (38,520 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($162,430)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($142,380)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($141,860)

Job description: Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#15. Veterinarians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $117,590 (#51 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,350 (73,710 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($169,220)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($150,370)
--- Akron, OH ($150,330)

Job description: Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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#14. Pharmacists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $121,020 (#260 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 2,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,460 (315,470 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($165,350)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($162,540)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($161,120)

Job description: Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

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#13. Lawyers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $129,290 (#80 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 3,740

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,910 (658,120 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($201,920)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,070)

Job description: Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

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#12. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $129,840 (#18 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $123,720 (13,080 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($180,450)
--- Rochester, NY ($175,010)
--- Pittsburgh, PA ($171,450)

Job description: Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#11. General internal medicine physicians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $134,310 (#99 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $210,960 (50,600 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rochester, MN ($315,830)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($314,080)
--- Wichita Falls, TX ($311,260)

Job description: Diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults and adolescents, and are based primarily in an outpatient care setting.

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#10. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $137,210 (#35 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 210

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National
- Annual mean salary: $131,850 (28,550 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,940)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($210,160)
--- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL ($185,950)

Job description: Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.

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#9. Podiatrists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $143,150 (#29 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,110 (9,710 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA ($229,330)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($226,260)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($221,380)

Job description: Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

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#8. Dentists, general

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $156,690 (#201 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $180,830 (95,920 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dover-Durham, NH-ME ($286,540)
--- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL ($278,790)
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($278,390)

Job description: Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

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#7. Nurse anesthetists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $172,970 (#65 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $189,190 (41,960 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Duluth, MN-WI ($271,940)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($262,890)
--- Green Bay, WI ($239,140)

Job description: Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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#6. Psychiatrists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $179,770 (#78 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $217,100 (25,540 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($297,710)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($289,580)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($287,220)

Job description: Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders.

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#5. Pediatricians, general

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $182,600 (#38 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 770

National
- Annual mean salary: $184,570 (27,550 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($280,860)
--- State College, PA ($275,730)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($275,610)

Job description: Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed.

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#4. Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $182,990 (#80 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $251,650 (37,900 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sioux City, IA-NE-SD ($305,480)
--- Akron, OH ($297,710)
--- Lincoln, NE ($296,150)

Job description: Diagnose and perform surgery to treat and prevent rheumatic and other diseases in the musculoskeletal system.

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#3. Law teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $190,320 (#1 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,760 (14,930 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN ($190,320)
--- Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA ($180,020)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($164,590)

Job description: Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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#2. Family medicine physicians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $194,990 (#199 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $214,370 (98,590 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA ($309,800)
--- Napa, CA ($302,040)
--- Gadsden, AL ($292,110)

Job description: Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

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#1. Orthodontists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $231,940 (#5 highest pay among all metros)
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $237,990 (5,040 employed)
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tulsa, OK ($286,050)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($262,340)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($255,620)

Job description: Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

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FAQs

What is a good salary in Nashville TN? ›

In 2017, GoBankingRates.com estimated that residents should earn at least $70,150 annually. Actual median household income lags far behind, at $49,891.

What is the most High Paying job In tennessee? ›

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What is the highest paying entry level job? ›

Top 17 Highest Paying Entry-Level Jobs
  1. Data Scientist. If you're looking for one of the highest-paying entry-level jobs around, data scientist is a biggie. ...
  2. Software Developer. ...
  3. Product Designer. ...
  4. Financial Analyst. ...
  5. Paralegal. ...
  6. UX Designer. ...
  7. Marketing Specialist. ...
  8. Human Resources Specialist.

What jobs pay the most but don't require a degree? ›

Here are the highest paying jobs without a college degree:
  • Patrol Officer.
  • Executive Assistant.
  • Sales Representative.
  • Flight Attendant.
  • Electrician.
  • Plumber.
  • Wind Turbine Technician.

What is a livable salary in Tennessee? ›

Living Wage Calculation for Davidson County, Tennessee
1 ADULT2 ADULTS (1 WORKING)
0 Children2 Children
Living Wage$17.63$35.29
Poverty Wage$6.19$12.74
Minimum Wage$7.25$7.25

What is upper class in Nashville? ›

In Nashville, you'll need to earn $115,609 or more to be considered a “rich” person in the top 20% of the city's 663,750 residents. The ultra-rich, or the top 5% of earners in Nashville, make way more: $393,014 on average, according to the analysis.

What are the most needed jobs in Tennessee? ›

High Demand jobs in Nashville, TN
  • Telehealth Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW. CHE Behavioral Health Services3.2. ...
  • $16/hr Electric Scooter Delivery Driver. ...
  • Client Success - Benefits Administration. ...
  • Security Installation Technician. ...
  • Sustainability Loan Analyst. ...
  • Dog Daycare Handler. ...
  • Pet Handlers. ...
  • Driver Contractor - Nashville.

What is the most common job in Tennessee? ›

If you look at Tennessee, you'll notice that the state's most common job for a majority of that time period was — surprise, surprise — truck driving.

Is Nashville good for jobs? ›

31 out of 50. Overall, Nashville had a total score of 44.5, according to Indeed's study — which compared the nation's 50 largest cities based on job market favorability, salaries, work-life balance and job security and advancement. To put that score into perspective, the list's top scorer — Miami, Fla.

What is a low stress high paying job? ›

According to data that FinanceBuzz compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), some low-stress jobs that typically yield a six-figure salary include mathematician, software developer, political scientist, physicist, chemical engineer, astronomer, and ...

What is a fun job that pays well? ›

Jobs that pay between $60,000 and $90,000 and evoke minimal stress include dietician, audiologist, technical writer, hydrologist and geographer. With competitive salaries above $100,000, enjoyable careers include mathematician, astronomer, orthodontist, physicist and political scientist.

What job makes the most money per hour? ›

Highest-Paying Careers
RankOccupation2021 Median Wages
Employment column one Hourly
1Anesthesiologists$100.00+
1Cardiologists$100.00+
1Dermatologists$100.00+
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What certificates make the most money? ›

10 High-Paying Jobs that Require (or Recommend) a Certificate
  • Architectural and Civil Drafter. ...
  • Industrial Engineering Technician. ...
  • Pipefitter and Plumber. ...
  • Court Reporter. ...
  • Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanic. ...
  • Sheet Metal Worker. ...
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer. ...
  • Surgical Technologist.
Jul 21, 2021

What job makes the most money with the least education? ›

Top high-paying jobs that require little schooling
  • Civil engineering technician. Average base pay: $76,540 per year. ...
  • Computer programmer. Average base pay: $76,526 per year. ...
  • Construction manager. ...
  • Website developer. ...
  • Registered nurse. ...
  • Clinical laboratory assistant. ...
  • Diagnostic medical sonographer. ...
  • Physical therapist assistant.
Jun 29, 2021

How can I make 80K a year without a degree? ›

Jobs That Pay 80k a Year Without a Degree
  1. Commercial Pilot. Median pay: $121,430 per year. ...
  2. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager. Median pay: $94,560 per year. ...
  3. First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives. Median pay: $91,090 per year. ...
  4. Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairer. Median pay: $84,990 per year.
Dec 1, 2020

Is it cheaper to live in TN or Al? ›

The cost of living in Chattanooga, Tennessee is essentially the same as Huntsville, Alabama. - Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. - Median Home Cost is 2% cheaper in Chattanooga. 100 = US Average.

Why is rent so high in Nashville? ›

Two major contributors to the increase are limited supply of rental units and the number of high-income households entering the rental market. A recent study by Nashville-based Apartment Insiders found the incomes for the average renter in the city had grown 25% over the last year to $70,000.

What is middle class income in TN? ›

You'll need to make an income of at least $492,000 to find yourself in the 1% of the Volunteer State. That average of just under $500K puts Tennessee around the middle of the pack compared to the other states.

What salary is considered wealthy? ›

In the U.S. overall, it takes a net worth of $2.2 million to be considered “wealthy” by other Americans — up from $1.9 million last year, according to financial services company Charles Schwab's annual Modern Wealth Survey.

What is considered low income for a single person in Tennessee? ›

What is considered low income? What is considered an affordable housing cost* for families? A full-time employee, for example, earning the minimum wage of $7.25/hour in Tennessee (last increase was in 2008) earns $15,080/year - considered very low income if they are a single person household.

Is Nashville a wealthy city? ›

Now, the bad news: Nashville's metro area has an abundance of wealthy areas, some of which are among the wealthiest in the nation. Join the Memphis Business Journal to unlock even more insights!

What trade is in highest demand? ›

What Trades Are Always in Demand? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, solar energy systems installers, respiratory therapists, ultrasound technologists, aircraft technicians, and construction managers are seeing the highest growth rate percentage from 2020 to 2030.

What are popular jobs in Tennessee? ›

The retail salesperson (88,980) and cashiers (76,290) were the largest occupations in employment. The highest wages in sales occupations were found to be first-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers ($69,990), real estate brokers ($80,017), and sales engineers ($92,252).

Where are the most jobs in Tennessee? ›

Detailed List Of The Hottest Job Markets In Tennessee
RankPlaceUnemployment Rate
1Brentwood2.76%
2Spring Hill3.01%
3Goodlettsville5.4%
4Arlington2.1%
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Jan 8, 2020

Who is the richest person in TN? ›

Richest billionaires in Tennessee
  • #7. Bill Haslam. ...
  • #6. Brad Kelley. ...
  • #5. Jon Yarbrough. ...
  • #4. Jimmy Haslam. ...
  • #3. Martha Ingram & family. ...
  • #2. Fred Smith. ...
  • #1. Thomas Frist Jr & family. – Net worth: $18.2 billion (#91 wealthiest in the world) ...
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May 5, 2022

What is the most common job in Nashville? ›

Medical secretaries and administrative assistants.

How white is Nashville? ›

(Nashville is 60.5 percent white, 10 percent Hispanic, 28.4 percent black and 3.1 percent Asian). The average household size is 2.63. (Nashville is 2.36) The average foreign-born population is 13 percent.

How much do I need to make to live in Nashville? ›

A 2018 study by GoBankingRates found Nashville residents need to make $85,000 a year to “live comfortably,” $34,000 more than the city's median income.

Is living in Nashville worth it? ›

Compared to other cities in the United States, Nashville was ranked number 23 out of 75 when comparing high costs of living. While the city is still relatively affordable, in 2019 it was ranked as more expensive to live in than Dallas, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Residents spend the most money on rent and food.

Is it expensive to live in Nashville? ›

The cost of living in Nashville is roughly 14% higher than the state's overall average.

What's the easiest job to get hired at? ›

18 Easiest Jobs That Pay Well and are Achievable
#CareerMedian Salary
1Groundskeeper or Landscaping Assistant$31,730
2Taxi Driver or Chauffeur$32,320
3Virtual Customer Service Representative$35,830
4Phlebotomy Technician$36,320
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May 5, 2022

What is the most relaxing job? ›

Here are the 10 least stressful jobs, according to CareerCast:
  • Hair stylist.
  • Audiologist. ...
  • University professor (tenured) ...
  • Medical records technician. ...
  • Jeweler. Stress score: 8.95.
  • Operations research analyst. Stress score: 9.02.
  • Pharmacy technician. Stress score: 9.10.
  • Medical laboratory technician. Stress score: 10.31.
Jan 12, 2017

What jobs give you a lot of free time? ›

Here are 13 jobs with flexible schedules or added vacation benefits that may give employees more time off than those in other professions:
  • K-12 teachers.
  • Pilots.
  • Firefighters.
  • Air traffic controllers.
  • Librarians.
  • Law professors.
  • School psychologist.
  • Dental hygienists.
Mar 29, 2021

What are the easiest jobs to get with no experience? ›

Best jobs to apply for with no experience
  • Administrative assistant.
  • Pharmacy technician.
  • Firefighter.
  • Claims adjuster.
  • Sales representative.
  • Web developer.
  • Information technology technician.
  • Real estate agent.

What are the most chill jobs? ›

Some professionals enjoy working in high-stress positions, but others prefer a job setting that allows them to achieve their professional goals at a more relaxed pace.
...
22 jobs for laid-back personalities
  1. Social media manager. ...
  2. Dietitian. ...
  3. Graphic designer. ...
  4. Massage therapist. ...
  5. Copywriter. ...
  6. Librarian. ...
  7. Professor. ...
  8. Archivist.
Aug 11, 2021

What is $100 a week hourly? ›

How Much is Your Effective Hourly Wage?
Weekly IncomeHourly @ 40 hoursHourly @ 50 hours
$4,000.00$100.00$80.00
$10,000.00$250.00$200.00
$20,000.00$500.00$400.00
$40,000.00$1,000.00$800.00
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What is $80 per hour annually? ›

If you make $80 per hour, your Yearly salary would be $156,000. This result is obtained by multiplying your base salary by the amount of hours, week, and months you work in a year, assuming you work 37.5 hours a week.

What job makes the most money per day? ›

Here are 19 jobs that can pay $1,000 per day:
  • Software engineer.
  • Chief executive officer.
  • Network engineer.
  • Chief financial officer.
  • Project manager.
  • Mortgage loan originator.
  • OB-GYN.
  • Surgeon.
Apr 20, 2021

What is the easiest certification to get that pay well? ›

10 Certifications that Pay Well
  • Phlebotomist Certification Programs.
  • Medical Assistant Certification Programs.
  • Certified Nurse Assistant Certification Programs.
  • Medical Coder or Biller Certification Programs.
  • Flight Attendant Certification Programs.
  • Welder Certification Programs.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Programs.
Nov 9, 2021

What career can I get in 3 months? ›

Top careers with three-month certificate programs
  • Medical billing and coding specialist.
  • Web designer.
  • HVAC technician.
  • Truck driver.
  • Licensed real estate agent.
  • IT support.
  • Brick mason.
  • Personal trainer.

What are some quick certifications to get? ›

Let's take a look at some of the quick certifications you can get, what they are and how to get them.
  • Real Estate Sales Agent & Broker. ...
  • Phlebotomist. ...
  • Solderer. ...
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. ...
  • Fitness Trainer. ...
  • Computer Support Specialist. ...
  • Medical Records and Health Information Specialist.

What is the easiest major that makes the most money? ›

With that in mind, here are the 12 easiest college majors that pay well.
  • Philosophy Major. ...
  • Creative Writing Major. ...
  • Communication Major. ...
  • History Major. ...
  • Religious Studies Major. ...
  • Education Major. ...
  • Health Major. ...
  • Sociology Major. Sociology allows students to learn about different human behavior patterns derived through massive data.
Jun 6, 2022

What's the easiest trade to learn? ›

What Are the Quickest Skilled Trades to Learn?
  • HVAC Technician. HVAC technicians maintain, repair, and install heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units for homes and commercial buildings. ...
  • CDL Truck Driver. ...
  • Welding. ...
  • Electrical Technology. ...
  • Automotive Technology.
Jun 24, 2022

What is the shortest trade to learn? ›

Fast Track Certificates – Trades You Can Learn in 6 Months or Less
  • Flight Attendant. 2020 Median Salary: $59,050. Quickest Program Length: 3 weeks. ...
  • Electrician. 2020 Median Salary: $56,900. ...
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. 2020 Median Salary: $50,590. ...
  • Physical Therapy Assistant and Aide.

What is considered rich in Tennessee? ›

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The lowest income to be considered “rich” (Top 20%) in Memphis is $86,964. The average income of the top 20% comes in at $172,622. For the top 5%, the average income is $335,653.

What is the average income in Nashville? ›

Table
Population
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202025.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$62,515
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What is the average cost of living in Nashville TN? ›

Nashville-Davidson cost of living is 101.4
COST OF LIVINGNashville-DavidsonTennessee
Health96.7101.9
Housing113.371.2
Median Home Cost$341,700$231,600
Utilities99.396.7
4 more rows

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The cost of living in Nashville is roughly 14% higher than the state's overall average.

Annual mean salary: $93,610 Employment: 290,190 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — Billings, MT ($125,760) — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($123,710) — Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($123,510) Job description: Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.. Annual mean salary: $107,580 Employment: 138,000 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($147,160) — San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($136,910) — Idaho Falls, ID ($130,620) Job description: Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information.. Annual mean salary: $137,160 Employment: 16,340 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($194,810) — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($184,050) — San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($180,840) Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.. Annual mean salary: $114,270 Employment: 1,476,800 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,480) — San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,740) — Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($140,930) Job description: Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs.. Annual mean salary: $154,470 Employment: 270,200 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($213,180) — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($211,210) — San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($196,260) Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers.. Annual mean salary: $151,510 Employment: 653,080 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($214,670) — Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($210,180) — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($192,310) Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.. Annual mean salary: $125,740 Employment: 2,347,420 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($183,170) — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($175,990) — New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($172,370) Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations.. Annual mean salary: $161,730 Employment: 457,290 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($235,040) — San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($212,480) — New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($201,320) Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.. Annual mean salary: $158,100 Employment: 195,900 Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree Metros with highest average pay: — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($226,920) — Amarillo, TX ($199,940) — Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,610) Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

The highest-paying security careers require advanced skills and are at the intersection of computer science and security.

Auditing and reviewing existing cyber security policies Directing IT and cyber security personnel Drafting and enhancing new cyber security policy Hiring an IT team Maintaining advanced knowledge of existing and emerging threats to cyber security The preparation of financial reports. Conducting scheduled system tests and monitoring network security Developing timelines for ongoing system upgrades and related projects Drafting and presenting complete briefs on new and existing programs, potential, and appropriate responses Drafting emergency recovery protocols and conducting security breach drills Ensuring appropriate personnel have access to the system Responding to all security incidents promptly and providing post-event de-briefs Reviewing existing security measures, recommending and implementing improvements and upgrades. Installing, configuring and maintaining computers, devices, networking equipment, and operating systems Network design, security, and especially troubleshooting problems Securing IT infrastructure to provide measurable, reliable, consistent, and secure networking services Deterring and preventing cyber attack Handling security breaches, preventing intrusion, analyzing network traffic, and encryption Maintaining an authorization infrastructure and network backup systems Maintaining network facilities, devices, drivers, and device settings Maintaining network servers, file servers, VPNs, intrusion detection. The job of an Information Security Analyst (ISA), is to implement measures to protect computer networks, information, and assets and is one of today’s highest-paying security jobs.. Training users and promoting security awareness Developing plans to safeguard computer files Conferring with users to discuss data access needs, security violations, and programming changes Monitoring computer virus reports Modifying security files to incorporate new software, fix errors, or change access statuses Coordinating computer system plan implementation with personnel and vendors Monitoring the use of data files and regulating access. A Security Analyst (SA), is key to keeping an organization’s mission-critical and proprietary information safe, secure, and whole and is one of the highest paying security jobs.. Conducting security appraisals through vulnerability testing and risk analysis Monitoring security access Performing internal and external security audits Verifying third-party vendor security. A Security Manager (SM), directs a client organization’s security assets and security functions, including the physical asset security and the safety of guests, customers, employees, facilities, and assets and is easily one of the highest paying security jobs.. If you’re just starting out in the security field and want to eventually move on to some of the best security jobs, administration or management security positions are the way to go.

Stacker compiled the highest paying jobs that require a 2 year degree in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

National - Annual mean salary: $56,570 - Employment: 17,070 - Metros with highest average pay: --- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($80,200) --- Anchorage, AK ($76,450) --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,350) - Job description: Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists.. National - Annual mean salary: $64,840 - Employment: 206,720 - Metros with highest average pay: --- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($120,270) --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,250) --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,850) - Job description: Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes.. National - Annual mean salary: $78,050 - Employment: 194,830 - Metros with highest average pay: --- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($133,730) --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($120,340) --- Santa Rosa, CA ($118,980) - Job description: Administer oral hygiene care to patients.. National - Annual mean salary: $82,080 - Employment: 17,510 - Metros with highest average pay: --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($139,410) --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,650) --- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($135,660) - Job description: Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment.. National - Annual mean salary: $94,300 - Employment: 17,390 - Metros with highest average pay: --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($150,950) --- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($145,420) --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,130) - Job description: Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards.

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Stacker compiled a list of the highest- paying jobs that require a graduate degree in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics .. - Annual mean salary: $40,160 (#147 highest pay among all metros). - Annual mean salary: $42,020 (#202 highest pay among all metros). - Annual mean salary: $42,740 (#351 highest pay among all metros). - Annual mean salary: $55,330 (#217 highest pay among all metros). - Annual mean salary: $57,580 (#106 highest pay among all metros). - Annual mean salary: $58,650 (#108 highest pay among all metros). - Annual mean salary: $59,430 (#242 highest pay among all metros). Job description: Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses.

Stacker compiled the highest paying jobs that don't require a college degree in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Andrey_Popov // Shutterstock Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN - Annual mean salary: $56,170 - #233 highest pay among all metros - Employment: 2,620. DenisProduction.com // Shutterstock Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN - Annual mean salary: $58,410 - #86 highest pay among all metros - Employment: 980. National - Annual mean salary: $69,750 - Employment: 54,470 - Metros with highest average pay: --- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400) --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220) --- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950). National - Annual mean salary: $63,380 - Employment: 1,443,630 - Metros with highest average pay: --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050) --- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520) --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430). National - Annual mean salary: $62,360 - Employment: 25,800 - Metros with highest average pay: --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,600) --- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($92,910) --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,660). National - Annual mean salary: $75,060 - Employment: 665,870 - Metros with highest average pay: --- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020) --- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820) --- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210). rawpixel.com // Shutterstock Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN - Annual mean salary: $102,580 - #15 highest pay among all metros - Employment: 330

Stacker compiled the highest paying jobs that require a graduate degree in Knoxville, TN using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest- paying jobs that require a graduate degree in Knoxville, TN using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics .. Job description: Teach courses in sociology.. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.. Job description: Teach courses in computer science.. Job description: Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders.. Job description: Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management.. Job description: Teach courses in biological sciences.. May, in some cases, prescribe medication.. Job description: Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use.. Job description: Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy.. Job description: Teach courses in economics.. Job description: Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan.. Job description: Diagnose and perform surgery to treat and prevent rheumatic and other diseases in the musculoskeletal system.

The college degree program you decide to enter into is the education that defines the start of your career. You want to make the most out of your college education because it's what brings you personal success, an excellent income and job satisfaction. However, not all degrees are created equal. Some are more in demand than others, and higher demand usually translates into better pay. Students can make the decision to enter into a program for the degrees most in demand, but they need to have confidence that the most in-demand degrees will still be in demand upon graduation.  Certain degrees are in high demand due to a lack of qualified professionals to fulfill the job openings. These degrees in most demand tend to require a high level of education and sometimes a lengthy educational investment. Students tend to avoid these degrees due to the perception that the demand will . . .

Students can make the decision to enter into a program for the degrees most in demand, but they need to have confidence that the most in-demand degrees will still be in demand upon graduation.. They provide health care to the population at large in order to take care of routine health issues, make sure that physical development is progressing normally, respond to emergency health needs, perform surgery, provide a diagnosis and prescribe medication to treat a condition.. The degree teaches students how to handle the business side of health care administration and the unique challenges faced by the health care industry.. The predicted shortage of qualified doctors has the medical industry seeking nurse practitioners to take care of patients and aid in other areas of health care.. A Bachelor of Science in Data Science, sometimes known as a Bachelor’s in Data Science and Analytics, is the science of examining data for specific information, analyzing and visualizing the data, then organizing the information into a report.. Entering into an educational program for the most in demand college degrees positions a student for a solid future in their chosen role.. That’s not to say that getting a master’s degree is pointless so much as it’s worth getting one of the most in demand bachelor degrees, finding employment, then returning to enhance one’s skills and knowledge with the narrower focus provided by a master’s degree.. During times of economic distress, people are more likely to enter a master’s degree program or go from their bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree program.. Employers tend to prize a graduate degree due to the specialized education that’s taught in a master’s degree program.

(STACKER) — Those with graduate degrees earn more on average than those without them—but not all jobs are equal. And while rising tuition costs are enough to turn people away from the prospect of a master’s or doctoral degree, many high-paying professions still require such degrees to get in the door. Stacker compiled a list of the highest- paying jobs that require a graduate degree in Mobile, AL using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2020 annual mean wage.

National– Annual mean salary: $54,540 (116,780 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Madera, CA ($92,870)— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($91,480)— Santa Rosa, CA ($89,730). National– Annual mean salary: $60,470 (176,110 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree– Metros with highest average pay:— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($100,410)— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,980)— Salinas, CA ($95,690). National– Annual mean salary: $79,410 (38,190 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($109,910)— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($108,860)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,810). National– Annual mean salary: $81,340 (64,800 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,420)— Fresno, CA ($130,580)— San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($121,510). National– Annual mean salary: $83,240 (148,450 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Modesto, CA ($128,540)— Santa Rosa, CA ($120,920)— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($115,480). Job description: Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language.. National– Annual mean salary: $89,960 (36,520 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Santa Rosa, CA ($199,070)— Bakersfield, CA ($131,290)— Fresno, CA ($129,550). National– Annual mean salary: $98,680 (32,230 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($153,430)— College Station-Bryan, TX ($150,480)— San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($143,650). National– Annual mean salary: $114,510 (211,280 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($188,070)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($177,800)— Salinas, CA ($155,310). National– Annual mean salary: $91,680 (220,870 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree– Metros with highest average pay:— El Centro, CA ($143,500)— Modesto, CA ($123,370)— Visalia-Porterville, CA ($119,510). National– Annual mean salary: $125,460 (315,470 employed)– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Madera, CA ($165,350)— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($162,540)— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($161,120)

Looking for the best paying job without having relevant experience? Better start off here: 35 Highest paying jobs with no experience required.

It’s a bit of a conundrum right: Can’t find a job because they want to experience, can’t gain experience before finding a job.. As a day job contract writers for fortune cookie messages earn on average around $53 000 per year.. As a starting point, though, if you land a job at a high-end store, you can expect to earn from $42 000.. You can get a job with just a High School Diploma, but a medical billing course could help you land an entry-level opportunity paying $30 000 in your first year.. Entry-level candidates can earn as high as $43 000 in their first year if you have been able to build up a decent portfolio of design examples coupled with a design course or diploma to further add to their credibility.. As an entry requirement for these types of field roles , you would need a bachelor's degree in engineering disciplines such as chemical, electrical, mechanical, or industrial engineering.

10 high paying jobs that you can get without a college degree. These are jobs that don't require a four-year degree, pay good salaries, and are in demand.

Musketeer / DigitalVision / Getty Images. A computer security analyst (also known as an information security analyst ) helps protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.. While some database manager jobs require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in management information systems, some employers look for database managers who simply have strong knowledge of database languages, such as Structures Query Language (SQL).. This job is experiencing a faster than average growth rate, with the average salary at $93,750 (2019) per year, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.. Lane Oatey / Blue Jean Images / Getty Images Network and computer systems administrators install and operate computer systems for companies.. While some network and computer systems administrator jobs require a bachelor’s degree, more and more job openings require only a postsecondary certificate and strong computer skills .. This job is experiencing much faster than average (14%) job growth.. While the requirements of service delivery analyst jobs vary by industry, the analyst generally needs strong computer skills .. Service delivery analyst jobs require experience (generally at least three years) in the industry, as well as knowledge of the service delivery software the company uses (this can sometimes be learned on the job).. Paul Bradbury / OJO Images / Getty Images. A computer support specialist provides help for people and companies with their computer equipment and/or software.. This job is experiencing a faster than average growth rate, with the average salary at $33,950 (2019) per year, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.. Cardiovascular Technician Cardiovascular Technologist Dental Hygienist Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Medical Records and Health Information Technician Occupational Health/Safety Specialist Occupational Therapy Aide Pharmacy Technician Physical Therapy Aide Radiologic Technician Radiologic Technologists Respiratory Therapists Surgical Technologist. Business Intelligence Analyst Cloud Administrator Computer Network Architect Computer Programmer Computer Security Analyst Computer Support Specialist Computer Systems Engineer Cybersecurity Architect Database Administrators Information Security Analyst Network Administrator Network Support Service Delivery Analyst Server Technician Software Developer Software Engineer Software Quality Assurance Analyst Software Quality Assurance Tester Systems Support Technical Sales Assistant. Blender/Mixer Operator CAD Drafter Chemical Operator CNC Operator CNC Programmer Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator Electrical/Electronics Repairer Electromechanical and Industrial Engineering Technician Grinder/Sharpener Machinist Manufacturing Machine Operator Manufacturing Production Technician Molding/Casting Worker Plant Operator Printing Press Operator Production Supervisor Quality Control Inspector Security Manager Tool-and-Die Maker Warehouse Supervisor Water Treatment Specialist Manufacturing Machine Operator Manufacturing Production Technician Press Brake Operator Water Treatment Specialist Welder/Solderer. “New-collar jobs,” also known as “middle-skill jobs,” are those that require certain hard skills , but do not necessarily require a four-year college degree (or an extensive work history ).. You Don’t Necessarily Need a Four-Year Degree to Land a High-Paying Job: “New-collar jobs” are those that require certain hard skills, but not necessarily a bachelor’s degree.

There are plenty of career options that don't require you to spend years in higher education, which can leave you in debt. Here are 25 high-paying jobs that don't require a college degree.

Account executives make connections with clientsLionel Derimais/Corbis via Getty ImagesSenior account managers are generally responsible for managing accounts as well as a team of account managers.. Companies value years of experience, so it's possible to work your way up the career ladder to a well-paid jobtippapatt/stock.adobe.comDevelopment directors put strategies in place to raise funding for an organization and can earn up to $101K a year.. Data professionals work with organizations to assess information relevant to the businessLucas Schifres/Getty Images Technical program managers oversee different technical projects for a company, working on product development, management and problem-solving to ensure projects run smoothly.. Technical program managers work on problem-solving to ensure projects run smoothlyCanvaExecutive directors are senior managers and oversee the running of an organization or business.. An operations manager can earn up to $100K a year, depending on where they work.

Here are our top 17 high paying entry level jobs that you could target! Includes a breakdown for each job as well as up to date salary information...

There are some very high-paying entry-level jobs around.. Many of these positions – particularly high paying entry-level jobs – require you to have one to three years of experience, a minimum amount of education, or both.. JEFF'S TIP: You need an entry-level job to get experience, but you need experience for an entry-level job?. Then, if you reach the top 10 percent of the field, salaries in excess of $158,060 could be on the table.. Usually, a financial analyst can make $47,230 a year, even when they are first starting out.. With a Bachelor’s degree, you may be able to land one of the full-time entry-level jobs in this field.. If so, earning $73,146 to $102,890 annually could be possible, though you’ll probably have to start a bit lower and work your way up.. In time, $90,290 is common, with the top 10 percent bringing in over $147,670.. However, the top 10 percent can make more than $111,220, showing just how far these roles can go.. With that, an entry-level salary of $59,663 a year is possible, though those with experience can earn $69,092, while the top 10 percent may make $80,821.. While many web developers do have Bachelor’s degrees, it is possible to find full-time entry-level jobs in this field with less education, such as an Associate’s degree or completing a bootcamp.. However, in wholesale and manufacturing, annual pay around $30,530 is pretty common at first.. In either case, pay near $38,990 a year isn’t out of the question for an entry-level salary in this niche.. You can land a job interview pretty quickly after applying for one of these jobs, so it pays to be prepared for your interview.

I will be listing 20 Best High Paying Entry Level Jobs that also offer above-average promotion potential and require no previous experience

I will be listing 20 Best High Paying Entry Level Jobs that also offer above-average promotion potential and require no previous experience.. They earn on average $64,990 annually however if you are good at it you might end up earning $90,000 or more per annum.. It’s a job that pays well without a degree.. Taxi Driver is one of the highest paying entry-level jobs that require no degree.. However, you’ll be required to take three to six weeks of on the job training.. No college degree is required however assistants are usually trained to do the office work.. Their pay depends upon the work assistants are required to do but on average they earn $39000-$43000 annually.. Their salary is high as compared to other construction workers because they go through rigorous apprenticeship and training to become skilled.. This job does not require any bachelor’s degree but the newbies would be required to take on the job training.. They earn about $30,000 to $33,000.. Delivery Driver can make about $25,000-$30,000 per annum.. They’ll pay you well and you do not necessarily need a degree and even experience to get these jobs.

CNBC Make It analyzed occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to discover which health-care jobs pay the most without requiring a Ph.D. The resulting 14 roles range from helping care for newborn babies to treating communication disorders to designing artificial limbs, and some require only an associate's degree to land. The best part? Not only are all these jobs offering median wages of at least $69,000, they are all poised to dramatically grow over the next seven years.

These nurses provide anesthesia and related care during surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic, and obstetrical procedures.. Commonly called PAs, these workers assist physicians and surgeons examine, diagnose and treat patients.. All states require physician assistants to be licensed, meaning they must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.. Although, some technologists become qualified if they have a degree in a related health field and complete a 12-month certificate program.. They assess a patient's condition and record their observations, administer medicines and treatments, assist doctors and other health-care professionals, operate and monitor medical equipment, help perform diagnostic testing, and teach patients how to manage their illness or injuries.. An associate's degree is a common education requirement for this post but a few states also require a license.. Their images help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions as sonograms are often the first imaging tests performed when disease is suspected.

Grab one of these six figure trade jobs to skip the college debt and earn without a college degree. Each pays more than $100,000.

As I write about in Blue Collar Cash , there are plenty of six figure jobs in the blue-collar field that don’t require four-year degrees and tens of thousands of dollars of debt.. A great job to keep your brain engaged and potentially a great job for night owls, as the hours for air traffic controllers can rotate or be set late.. While some positions have started requiring bachelor’s degrees, there are still plenty of options available for people with no degree.. This is a great job for people who like to be out in the community and who want to give back.. Typically only requiring a high school degree and on the job training, power plant operators can make serious money.. Usually, there’s no education requirement, but often on the job training and certification requirements.

These 32 jobs prove that you can earn a six-figure salary with four years or less of college.

Median (50th Percentile): $93,300 High earning potential (90th percentile): $200,920 Entry/Low Earning Potential (10th percentile): $47,570. Computer and Information Systems Manager Median (50th percentile): $151,150 High earning potential (90th percentile): Information not available Entry/Low Earning Potential (10th percentile): $90,430. Median (50th percentile): $142,170 High earning potential (90th percentile): Information not available Entry/Low Earning Potential (10th percentile): $74,620. Median (50th percentile): $132,290 High earning potential (90th percentile): Information not available Entry/Low Earning Potential (10th percentile): $63,170. Median (50th percentile): $121,220 High earning potential (90th percentile): Information not available Entry/Low Earning Potential (10th percentile): $71,180. Computer Network Architect Median (50th percentile): $116,780 High earning potential (90th percentile): $175,570 Entry/Low Earning Potential (10th percentile): $67,190

You don't need a college degree to get a good job at good wages. These 25 jobs are the highest paying jobs you can get without a degree.

The fact is, there are plenty of high-paying jobs that don't require a college degree or sometimes even a high school degree, and we have 25 good examples below to make that case.. Working as a professional casino gaming manager can be a pressure-packed line of work, as you're working with the public, and with the public's money on the line.. You don't need a degree, or even a high school diploma to manage mechanics and repair professionals.. A high school diploma is recommended, but only 5% of U.S. pump operators have a college degree.. Average salary for pump operators stands at $67,000, with job growth rising at a 2.8% annual clip.. Pay is ample at $78,400 and demand is strong for electronic repair professionals, with a growth rate of 3.7% over the next several years.. Annual salaries are ample, at $80,000, and the industry career growth rate is 4.5%, meaning that demand is strong in the detective trade.

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