America’s Most Surprising Six Figure Careers
Thanks to Forbes we get an examined update on what the most surprising six figure jobs are out there and every year, we get more surprised…
And maybe a little more motivated to make that career change?!
Make note that if you are thinking about moving jobs, know that this year’s list does NOT involve a corner office!
Forbes examines data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to find some of the country’s most surprising six-figure jobs, using data from the “Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates released annually for more than 800 occupations, refined by geography and industry.”
Some of these jobs are self explanatory while others are just not… familiar? BLS provided us with a descriptions too…
Get ready to be SURPRISED (and not so surprised)….
Elevator Installers and Repairers
BLS Job Description: Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
BLS Job Description: Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
BLS Job Description: Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors; rail inspectors; and other inspectors of transportation vehicles, not elsewhere classified.
Writers and Authors
BLS Job Description: Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
BLS Job Description: Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
BLS Job Description: Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
BLS Job Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino. May formulate house rules.
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
BLS Job Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
BLS Job Description: Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
BLS Job Description: Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
BLS Job Description: Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Funeral Service Managers
BLS Job Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.
BLS Job Description: Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
BLS Job Description: Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
Broadcast News Analysts
BLS Job Description: Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.