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Best Paying Jobs of 2020

13 Apr 2020 by

Best Paying Jobs of 2020

Healthcare jobs remain some of the highest paying jobs in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report. While high paying jobs are often a leading priority for job seekers, many job seekers don’t consider it so important. If the salary is important to you, check out this list of the best paying jobs of 2020, ranked by the average salary.

The best paying job of 2020 is an Anesthesiologist, making a mean salary of $208,000. In fact, the healthcare industry overtakes the top 11 out of 25 spots overall. With a high salary, comes the high cost of education, but for those who graduate, it can pay off.

More than half of the jobs on the list require a doctorate degree, which all of the top 10 best-paying jobs of 2020 require, along with #14, a Podiatrist at a median salary of $129, 550, #14, a Lawyer with a median salary of $120,910, a Pharmacist at #21 and a median salary of $126,120, and an Optometrist placed at #23 and a median salary of $111,790. The other positions listed include 9 spots that require a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 that require a Master’s.

The best paying job of 2020 that isn’t healthcare-related is a Petroleum Engineer. A Petroleum Engineer designs systems that extract oil from reservoirs, as well as evaluate and refine those systems to make them better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 2.6% employment growth for Petroleum Engineers between 2018 and 2028, and in that time period, an estimated 900 jobs are projected to open up.

Beyond a focus on the healthcare industry and this article compiled by the U.S. News & World Report, we are going to expand into the ever-rising Tech Industry after we reveal the top 25 best-paying jobs of 2020.

Here’s top 25 list of best-paying jobs of 2020 according to the U.S. News & World Report:

#25 Political Scientist

Median Salary: $117,570

Education Needed: Master’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 5.3%

#24 Actuary

Median Salary: $102,880

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 20.1%

#23 Optometrist

Median Salary: $111,790

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 9.5%

#22 Financial Advisor

Median Salary: $88,890

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 7.0%

#21 Pharmacist

Median Salary: $126,120

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 0.0%

#20 Business Operations Manager

Median Salary: $100,930

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 6.9%

#19 Sales Manager

Median Salary: $124,220

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 5.1%

#18 Lawyer

Median Salary: $120,910

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 6.1%

#17 Pilot

Median Salary: $115,670

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 5.6%

#16 Financial Manager

Median Salary: $127,990

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 16.0%

#15 Marketing Manager

Median Salary: $134,290

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 8.1%

#14 Podiatrist

Median Salary: $129,550

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 6.0%

#13 IT Manager

Median Salary: $142,530

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 11.3%

#12 Petroleum Engineer

Median Salary: $137,170

Education Needed: Bachelor’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 2.6%

#11 Nurse Anesthetist

Median Salary: $167,950

Education Needed: Master’s

Projected Employment Growth*: 17.0%

#10 Dentist

Median Salary: $151,850

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 7.6%

#9 Pediatrician

Median Salary: $170,560

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 2.2%

#8 Prosthodontist

Median Salary: $176,540

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 7.3%

#7 Physician

Median Salary: $194,500

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 3.7%

#6 Psychiatrist

Median Salary: $208,000

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 15.8%

#5 Orthodontist

Median Salary: $208,000

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 7.3%

#4 Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Median Salary: $208,000

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 2.3%

#3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Median Salary: $208,000

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 7.4%

#2 Surgeon

Median Salary: $208,000

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 1.2%

#1 Anesthesiologist

Median Salary: $208,000

Education Needed: Doctorate

Projected Employment Growth*: 4.5%

**Projected by The Bureau of Labor Statistics between 2018 and 2028**

The Best Paying Tech Industry Jobs of 2020

Over just a few years, the technology industry has dominated the world, leading to an increase in opportunities for tech professionals. According to an article written by Edureka, in 2019 alone, the IT industry grew over 8% compared to previous years, boosting its revenue to $167 billion. It’s because of this that the tech industry remains a leading employment ecosystem.

According to this article, here are the top 10 best-paying tech jobs of 2020:

10. Full-Stack Developer

Average Salary: $112,253

Skills Required: Frontend & Backend Development, Version Control, Development & Hosting

9. Sr. DevOps Engineer

Average Salary: $114,413

Skills Required: Programming Skills, Knowledge of DevOps Tools, Continuous Integration Skills, and Source Control System & Containers

8. AI/ML Engineer

Average Salary: $125,000

Skills Required: Machine Learning, Python, Statistics, Data Science

7. Data Scientist

Average Salary: $133,235

Skills Required: Programming Skills, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, AI, and Knowledge of Statistical Analysis

6. IT Program Manager

Average Salary: $136,000

Skills Required: Programming Skills, Communication Skills, Risk Management, and Leadership Skills

5. Software Architect

Average Salary: $139,463

Skills Required: Knowledge of SDLC and SOA, Design Skills, Programming Skills, and Data Design and Modeling

4. Data/Network Security Engineer

Average Salary: $143,250

Skills Required: Software Analytics Skills, Virtualization Software & Monitoring, Understanding of Operating Systems, and Knowledge of Computer Networks

3. Enterprise Architect

Average Salary: $151,357

Skills Required: Data Analysis, Data Design & Modeling, Dava Visualization, and Knowledge of UML

2. Cloud Architect

Average Salary: $154,428

Skills Required: Networking, Data Storage, Cloud Specific Pattern Tech, and OS Knowledge such as Linux, Mac, and Windows

1. Blockchain Engineer

Average Salary: $157,893

Skills Required: Data Structures, Web Development, Smart Contract Development, and Cryptography

Best Paying Jobs of 2020

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