10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

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Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries.

The employment website recently compiled a list of 10 careers with six-figure potential that are in high demand, basing its findings on job titles with hundreds of job listings and at least 50 salary reports shared by employees on Glassdoor's site.

All of the jobs require at least a bachelor's degree and some may require several years of work experience to achieve the pay shown here. What's more, the jobs listed below represent a variety of fields -- from finance to medicine to technology.

So, if you (or your children) are preparing to spend thousands of dollars on tuition, here are jobs -- spanning a variety of fields -- from finance to medicine to technology -- that offer high income and opportunities.

10. Lead Software Engineer:
  • Average base salary: $100,585.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth (through 2020): 30 percent (much faster than average).

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9. IT Manager:
  • Average base salary: $101,244.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 18 percent (average).

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8. Product Marketing Manager:
  • Average base salary: $103,633.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 14 percent (average).

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7. Tax Manager:
  • Average base salary: $104,093.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 9 percent (slower than average).

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6. Pharmacist:
  • Average base salary: $107,490.
  • Entry-level education: Doctor of pharmacy degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 9 percent (slower than average).

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5. Engineering Manager:
  • Average base salary: $117,552.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 9 percent (slower than average).

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4. Sales Director:
  • Average base salary: $119,758.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 12 percent (average).

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3. Dentist:
  • Average base salary: $126,134.
  • Entry-level education: Doctor of dental surgery degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 21 percent (faster than average).

Find Dentists Jobs.

2. Physician:
  • Average base salary: $152,768.
  • Entry-level education: Degree as a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine.
  • Forecast job growth: 24 percent (faster than average).

Find Physician Jobs.

1. Psychiatrist:
  • Average base salary: $169,479.
  • Entry-level education: Medical doctor degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 24 percent (faster than average).

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Joseph Petretto

For a long time I wondered how so many people could claim to make six fiures on the internet. I thought that most were just lying which may still be the case. Now I know that it is possible because of a FREE video that I have posted on my website for all to see. Check it out for yourself and you too will know the truth: http://enter.6figuretoolkit.com

December 16 2013 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dfjrdan

I work for a international consulting company. Most of my work is done remotely It was a tough start but I now clear over 200k a year. It may be tough to get an interview www.peabodychase.com Peabody Chase Consulting NY

April 28 2013 at 5:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vlady1000

Seems low for the Doctor and Dentist.

February 11 2013 at 11:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bhtxd004

considering the drop out rate, the socialist schools giving all the kids a trophy instead of promoting competetion, not teaching work or moral ethics, nor marketable skills in high school, I must congratulate those who achieve and get past the rabble and launch themselves into those 100k+ jobs. America needs more of you and a lot less of being 26th in the world in education. Unfortunately those who need to read this either can not or have trouble sounding out the words.

February 11 2013 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cconlanj

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Denturist make far more than physicians.

February 11 2013 at 10:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ROMEOHF23

GOVT TOOK MY BUSINESS!

February 11 2013 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
welcome timothy

The average starting physician may make that little. Many physicians who are inherently wealthy take academic jobs for less than 100K because its a good lifestyle ( the resident take all the call and patient care responsibilities). I think that is why the average salary listed above is so low. If I made as little as the above stated salary I would put my loans on deferment again and go to business school.

February 11 2013 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paulhasarrived

Psychiatrists are #1 A profession that was invented and serves no real purpose in society other than to pump people full of prescription drugs and make them feel like they are not good enough. seriously, wtf! these people are quacks!

February 11 2013 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tiny Bubbles

Happy Chinese New Year...Year of the Snake

February 11 2013 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
skydrill1

I agree with liondog96. Work your way through a known college. Do not borrow to go to one of those schools that advertise on TV.

February 11 2013 at 4:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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