10 Careers That are in Demand and Have Big Paychecks

By: Kelli Smith

2018 Hottest Careers in USA with Huge Paychecks

Jobs in Demand 2018
The following non IT careers are in highly in demand in 2018. They have big paychecks to prove it. 

A) Health Jobs

  • Physician Assistant - USD$69,250
    Physician assistants perform many of the same functions as a doctor: They examine patients, diagnose illness, and even prescribe medication. Although doctors must supervise treatment, physician assistants enjoy a good deal of autonomy and more face time with patients. 

    Your career as a physician assistant begins with a bachelor's degree and a 2-year physician assistant training program.

    Ranks fourth in the BLS Top 30 Fastest Growing jobs, with 49.6% job growth expected through 2017/2018
  • Physical Therapist - USD$61,560
    Physical therapists guide patients on the road to recovery from illness or injury. They have a profound effect on the people they work with, helping them improve mobility, relieve pain, and even overcome disabilities. 

    Physical therapists must complete a master's-level Physical Therapy program and pass a licensure exam. 

    They Help injured and ill patients improve their independence and quality of life. An active and interactive job.
  • Registered Nurse - USD$63,170
    The shortage of registered nurses means unprecedented opportunities and rising salaries. Registered nurses are on the frontlines of medical care, examining and treating patients. 

    Prospective nurses have several options: a two-year associate's degree, a three-year applied nursing diploma, or the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). All culminate in a national licensing exam.

    People skills and compassion are crucial for this rewarding career. This job ranks second for projected job growth through 2014.

B) Science & Nature Jobs

  • Hydrologist - $60,880
    Hydrologists study water. They recording the quantity, distribution, and circulation above ground and below, providing key data for public works and environmental preservation. Hydrologists are involved in flood control, anti-erosion, construction, and other projects.

    Hydrologists need at least a bachelor's degree in Hydrology or a related field. Many employers prefer to hire master's degree holders, even for entry-level positions.

    More than half of work hours are spent outdoors, in the field.
  • Biomedical Engineer - $70,520
    Biomedical engineers apply engineering and biological research techniques to medical care. They make profound contributions to the scientific community and to patients' wellbeing, developing medical devices, diagnostic equipment, artificial organs, prostheses, and more.

    Biomedical engineering is a challenging and rewarding career. Even entry-level jobs require a master's degree in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, or a related field, and many biomedical engineers go on to Ph.D.s.

    Challenging and meaningful work that helps people.
  • Environmental Engineer - $67,620
    Environmental engineers research and develop solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems: pollution control, ozone depletion, and wildlife protection.

    Environmental engineers hold at least a bachelor's degree in the field--many go on to a master's in Environmental Engineering.

    Help prevent environmental damage. Plenty of time outdoors, collecting field data.

C) Gaming Jobs

  • Video Game Design - $65,000
    Video game designers are responsible for creating the animation, storyboarding, and programming that go into producing video games. Video game design combines artistic vision and technical skill. It is a software development career that requires imagination.

    Video game designers can start out with a certificate or associate's degree, but they can progress more quickly with a bachelor's degree in game design and development. Top designers enjoy more creative control and command higher salaries.

    The digital videogames market will pass the $100 billion revenue checkpoint by the end of 2017. According to Juniper Research's annual report into the games market, they predicts the videogame market on PC and mobile will grow to earn $132 billion in total revenues by 2021. With such huge expectation, you can expect Video game industry jobs to be high in demand and sought after. 

Jobs in Demand 2018
There you have it. Seven Jobs that is in Demand for 2018. With the right training, you too can develop your natural abilities into valuable job skills.

If you are able to identify hot industries and high demand careers that draw on those skills, you will be well on your way to earning what you are worth. Remember do what you love, ride with the wave (not against it) and the money will follow.

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