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10 Best Paying Professions in 2017

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When deciding what to study or which profession to choose in life, in addition to your desire to devote your time and do what you love, it is also very important to know how much you will be paid and whether the job is popular on the job market. However, although it seems that today most money is made by developers and generally people who are involved in new technologies in all fields, some professions such as plumber, painters, construction workers, and others are something that a household cannot function without, so they are always in need, and if they are professionals, they may also earn a lot. So, do not be fooled into believing that you need to have a university degree in order to earn a lot of money and be rich. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of luck, or being at the right place at the right time. In general, whatever you do, do it with a lot of passion, and make sure to improve your skills and abilities often. Don’t think that once you start working, you are done with studying, because that is a never-ending process. To make this list, we focused on America, as the global job market is quite complex and diverse to explore it from this point of view. So, let’s see what are some of the best professions of 2017.

  1. Physician

It has been estimated that the average annual salary for physicians in America is $187,876, while the number of job openings goes up to 7,770.

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  1. Pharmacy manager

Pharmacy managers are also much respected and highly paid; regarding the fact their average annual salary is around $149,064. The number of job openings for this profession is 2,370.

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  1. Patent attorney

It seems that patent attorneys are most paid attorneys, considering their average annual salary that is around $139,272. However, the number of job openings for this profession is only 525.

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  1. Medical science liaison

People in medical professions can earn a lot of money, and this profession goes with the average annual salary of $132,842. The number of job openings is 391.

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  1. Pharmacist

Besides being a physician, being a pharmacist may also bring you a lot of money, and the average annual salary, in this case, is $125,847. The number of job openings is also high, going up to 5,496.

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  1. Enterprise architect

If you want to become an architect, it seems that enterprise architects earn the most, as their average annual salary is $112,560. The number of job openings for this profession is 1,320.

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  1. Physician assistant

Physicians are in a great need of qualified assistants, being the reason why their average annual salary is $112,529. The number of job openings for physician assistants is 13,547.

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  1. Applications development manager

It is not surprising that applications development managers may earn an average annual salary of $112,045. The number of job openings, in this case, is 516.

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  1. Research and development manager

Research and development managers may earn an average annual salary of $111,905, while the number of job openings for this profession is 185.

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  1. Corporate controller

The average annual salary for corporate controllers is $110,855, while the number of job openings is 259.

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