Special Report

79 Jobs With Six Figure Salaries

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69. Information security analysts
> Avg. annual wage: $104,210
> 10% of workers earn less than: $57,810
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 125,570
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +31.6%

Information security analysts plan security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Most information security analyst jobs require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. With a projected jobs increase of almost 32% over the 10-year period ending 2028, the outlook for information security analysts is the strongest of any job on this list.

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68. Veterinarians
> Avg. annual wage: $104,820
> 10% of workers earn less than: $58,080
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 74,540
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +18.4%

Veterinarians care for the health of animals. Veterinarians must have a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college, and also a state license, in order to practice. The projected job increase for veterinarians over the 10-year period ending 2028 is more than 18%.

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67. Construction managers
> Avg. annual wage: $105,000
> 10% of workers earn less than: $56,140
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 293,380
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +9.8%

Construction managers plan, budget, and supervise construction projects. The job requires much time in the field and construction managers work long hours to manage projects. Construction managers typically must have a bachelor’s degree, and increase their management expertise via on-the-job training.

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66. Business teachers, postsecondary
> Avg. annual wage: $105,440
> 10% of workers earn less than: $39,470
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 83,920
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +14.7%

Business teachers teach classes in business administration and management, including accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, and marketing. They require a doctorate or professional degree to teach. Like other teaching positions, business teachers will be in demand with a projected employment increase of nearly 15% for the 10-year period ending in 2028.

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65. Administrative services and facilities managers
> Avg. annual wage: $106,550
> 10% of workers earn less than: $55,210
> Typical entry-level edu. required: N/A
> Total employment: 307,280
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: N/A

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities for organizations. People who have these jobs usually need to have a bachelor’s degree. The job outlook for administrative services managers is considered strong, particularly for those with expertise in preparing for emergencies.

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64. Mathematicians
> Avg. annual wage: $107,280
> 10% of workers earn less than: $58,100
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Master’s degree
> Total employment: 2,630
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +26.0%

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and try to solve problems for private science and engineering research companies where they typically work in teams. Mathematicians usually are required to have a master’s degree. The job category has a robust outlook, with a projected employment increase of 26% for the 10-year period ending in 2028, fueled by the surging volume of digital and electronic data.

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63. Biochemists and biophysicists
> Avg. annual wage: $108,180
> 10% of workers earn less than: $50,620
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 31,360
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +6.3%

Biochemists and biophysicists study and analyze the chemical and physical processes of living things. They typically need a Ph.D. to work in research and development. Those with bachelor’s and master’s degrees can hold some entry-level positions.

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62. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers
> Avg. annual wage: $108,350
> 10% of workers earn less than: $51,000
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 29,200
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +5.7%

Geoscientists study the physical aspects and processes of our planet and divide their work time between offices and laboratories and working outside, known as field work, which can take them to remote locations. Geoscientists need at least a bachelor’s degree to work at most entry-level jobs.

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61. Nurse midwives
> Avg. annual wage: $108,810
> 10% of workers earn less than: $69,000
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Master’s degree
> Total employment: 6,930
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +15.7%

Nurse midwives are licensed health care professionals who specialize in women’s reproductive health and childbirth. They also perform annual exams, offer counseling, and write prescriptions. Nurse midwives work in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices. They must have at least a master’s degree in nursing and be licensed in their state and pass a national certification exam. The outlook for nurse midwives is strong because of greater emphasis on preventive care and health care needs of an aging population.

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60. Art directors
> Avg. annual wage: $109,600
> 10% of workers earn less than: $53,240
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 42,890
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +0.9%

Art directors are responsible for the visual look of magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They typically have a bachelor’s degree in an art or design subject and have worked as graphic designers, illustrators, or photographers. Because of the decline in the publishing industry, the job outlook for art directors is not hopeful.