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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With Just A Bachelor’s Degree

  1. Chief Executive Officer
    • Salary: $168k, Percent Holding a Bachelor’s Degree or Less: 73%
  2. Petroleum Engineer
    • Salary: $130k, Percent Holding a Bachelor’s Degree or Less: 75%
  3. Engineering Manager
    • Salary: $125k, Percent Holding a Bachelor’s Degree or Less: 63%
  4. Air Traffic Controller
    • Salary: $123k, Percent Holding a Bachelor’s Degree or Less: 93%
  5. I.T. Systems Manager
    • Salary: $121k, Percent Holding a Bachelor’s Degree or Less: 73%

Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With Just An Associate Degree

  1. Construction Manager
    • Salary: $83k, Percent Holding an Associate Degree or Less: 66%
  2. Dental Hygienist
    • Salary: $70k, Percent Holding an Associate Degree or Less: 64%
  3. Farmer or Rancher
    • Salary: $69k, Percent Holding an Associate Degree or Less: 79%
  4. Auto Mechanic Supervisor
    • Salary: $60k, Percent Holding an Associate Degree or Less: 86%
  5. Construction Worker Supervisor
    • Salary: $60k, Percent Holding an Associate Degree or Less: 89%

Big Bucks, Big Growth: High-Paying Jobs With The Most Demand

  1. General/Operations Manager
    • Salary: $95k, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 613,000
  2. Software Developer
    • Salary: $90k, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 219,000
  3. Registered Nurse
    • Salary: $65k, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 1,053,000
  4. Accountants and Auditors
    • Salary: $64k, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 544,000
  5. Elementary School Teacher
    • Salary: $53k, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 467,000

Top Jobs with Low Turnover

  1. Plasterer and Stucco Mason
    • Anticipated Turnover: 5%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 4,500
  2. Woodworking Machine Setter
    • Anticipated Turnover: 6%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 9,600
  3. Loan Interviewer
    • Anticipated Turnover: 7%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 300,100
  4. Cabinetmaker and Bench Carpenter
    • Anticipated Turnover: 8%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 10,400
  5. Instructional Coordinator
    • Anticipated Turnover: 9%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 310,100

Jobs With Most Self-Employed

  1. Door-To-Door Salesperson
    • Percent Self-Employed: 92%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years 9,300
  2. Professional Animal Breeder
    • Percent Self-Employed: 77%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 400
  3. Barber
    • Percent Self-Employed: 76%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 19,300
  4. Farmer
    • Percent Self-Employed: 73%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 150,200
  5. Professional Writer/Author
    • Percent Self-Employed: 64%, Projected Job Openings Over 10 Years: 31,800

Infographic Sources: http://www.bls.gov/oes/home.htm, http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2014/spring/spring2014ooq.pdf