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10 High paying jobs to look into

Newlywed, new mom and first-time home buyer, Sarah is currently playing out her exciting life in Phoenix, Arizona. She recently gave up her job in finance to stay at home with her baby girl, who between bath time and feeding time, keeps ...

Salary, growth and how to get there

Whether you're about to embark on your journey through college,  looking to go back to work after kids, or just looking for a career change, read on to find out why one of these careers may be right for you.
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These careers not only offer great salaries, but plenty of room for growth within the field. Growth and a great salary? Though they all require varying degrees of education or training, it sounds like a path we could all follow.

10

Mathematician

With an average salary of $99,000, this job is perfect for those who love math. Math skills are always in high demand, so if you have a love of numbers, this could be the career for you. Growth is expected to be 16 percent, and a master's degree is required.

9

Computer System's Analyst

Average pay is $78,000 and most work for design firms helping management operate more efficiently. Growth is at an all-time high of 22 percent, and a bachelor's degree is required for most positions.

8

Online Advertising Manager

These are the people who regulate the ads you see on websites. Every company with a website needs one. Though the starting salary is only around $40,000, income growth potential is an outstanding 255 percent. Another plus is most companies will hire you without a degree.

7

Occupational Therapist

They treat patients with disabilities and help them learn to function on their own. Salary is $72,000 and growth is 33.5 percent. At a minimum, you need a master's degree or two years of special training.

6

Audiologist

This job is in extreme demand. Between baby-boomers growing older and the fact that most audiologists themselves are aging, there's a big need for younger hearing doctors. Job flexibility is another plus, along with an average salary of $67,000. To become an audiologist, a doctoral degree is required.

5

Financial Planner

Get paid a whopping $104,000 to help people with their finances and investments. Demand is high, especially since fewer and fewer people are entering this field. A bachelor's degree in finance is helpful, but not required. You can work your way up at a bank and get the special licenses needed.

4

Dental Hygienist

All that's required is an associate degree in dental hygiene. Growth is 38 percent and average salary is $68,000. Huge bonus is that typically dentist's offices close at 4 p.m. and have half-day Fridays!

3

Human Resources Manager

Another job with a six-figure salary and a growth of 21 percent. HR Managers recruit and hire qualified candidates for high-demand jobs. A bachelor's degree is required.

2

Actuary

These people analyze the financial costs of taking a risk. Their goal is to minimize the cost of that specific risk. Salary averages $88,000 and job growth is 27 percent. A bachelor's degree in finance or accounting is required.

1

Software Engineer

These are the "creative minds behind computer programs." Start earning your $88,000 per year by getting a bachelor's in computer science or a related field. With technology expanding and changing every day, growth is at 30 percent, which is much higher than average.

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