If you’re thinking about a career change or are just starting out on your educational or career path, the salaries of potential jobs are probably weighing heavily on your decision. Here are some of the most paid jobs, in some of the most in-demand fields.
With so much data out there driving every business decision, people who can take that data and turn them into meaningful strategy or predictions are becoming more and more valuable. Statisticians crunch the numbers and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help guide companies in researching, solving problems, and making decisions.
2. Physician Assistant
Physician assistants are medical professionals who work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide care and treatment for patients. Physician assistants examine patients, diagnose illnesses and injuries, provide treatments, give immunizations, educate patients and families about care, and prescribe medicine, among other high level medical responsibilities.
Becoming a dentist is a lucrative healthcare career for the right candidate. Dentists diagnose and treat issues related to patients’ teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. Dentists are required to hold a doctoral or professional degree from an accredited dentistry program, plus pass written and clinical exams. They also need to be licensed by the state but requirements can vary, so be sure to check your own state’s requirements.
4. Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing roles of all types are in incredibly high demand right now, and this is especially true for specialized nursing roles. Nurse anesthetists are a type of advanced practice nurse (APN) who provide anesthetic treatment to patients before, during, and after surgery or other medical procedures. They work with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals as part of an overall patient care team to ensure that patients are getting the pain management they need. Nurse anesthetists typically have a specialized master’s degree in nursing, plus must pass a national certification exam.