This is a great article from Business Insider showing the Best Paying Careers among 820 different occupations. The article shows a data chart which was constructed by Reddit user Dan Lin, pulling wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This chart is a must-read for parents out there helping their children navigate the difficult waters of career-exploration. There are some simple take-aways from this article:
1. The highest paying careers (generally, $75K and over) are clustered among Medicine, the STEM categories (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and Business.
2. The lowest paying careers are clustered among Personal Services, Food Service, Hospitality, Creative/Arts careers, and Retail
3. Moderate paying careers tend to fall within the general categories of Teaching, mid-level Management, Manufacturing, Skilled Labor, Therapists/Social Workers, Technicians, and Mechanics.
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