Everyone has its own version of what’s its like to be rich. But if you want to have a career that’s more than just paying the bills, it’s time you get up and prepare yourself for some of the best careers and high paying jobs of this time and age. But remember, no matter what, it’s about finding a job that you love.

High Paying Jobs
High Paying Jobs

From years, many of the top paying jobs are within the medical community. But if you don’t want to go to a med school, it’s alright, because there are tons of others careers paths that you can choose. We have amalgamated top 5 careers that you can go for in 2016. Here they are:

Top 5 High Paying Jobs

5. Airline Pilots

Not just the pilots, but the co-pilots and engineers are also amongst the top paid employees. If you are a top-tier pilot, there are many other fringe benefits that are hooked to your job, like free travel (obviously), plus a cool uniform that’s drooling by all means.

Airline Pilots
Airline Pilots

This would require you to have a Bachelors in Aviation, several hundreds hours of flying experience, and possibly an Airline Transport Pilot certificate. The training is very specialised and highly expensive that requires rigorous physical and mental tests. So if you want to come up as a pilot, it can take up to 10 years before you can start this serious cash making career.

Training time: 6-10 years

Mean wage (2012): $131,760

4. Lawyers

Lawyers, on average, can make a very good living out of their career. Most of the lawyers earn hourly wage at par with doctors. Around 500,000 lawyers are part of the workforce. If you want to be a lawyer, you better have an eloquence of speech and thinking.

Lawyer
Lawyer

Training time: 7 years (minimum)

Annual wage (2012): $131,990


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3. Information System Managers

If a company’s computer crashes, who do you call up to fix the issue? It’s the IT team. And who manages this team? Information system managers. Their job is not just to manage a hefty IT staff, but to also implement IT strategies of a company. IT managers can easily make over $170,000. If you want to be one, you would need a Bachelor’s degree in information and technology and several years of experience.

Information System Managers
Information System Managers

Training time: 4 years (minimum)

Annual wage (2012): $132,570

2. Petroleum Engineers

Petroleum engineers are also amongst the top paid workers whose job is to facilitate the whole journey of oil and gas extraction etc. from earth to your gas stations. Texas has the highest number of petroleum engineers. If you want to be one, you would need Bachelors degree in petroleum engineering.

Petroleum Engineers
Petroleum Engineers

Training time: 4 years (minimum)

Annual wage (2012): $137,400

1. Chief Executive Officers

California has the most number of CEOs, and surprisingly, the best paid amongst these are the ones working in the film industry, who on average make around $225,000, which is relatively higher than the market average.

Chief Executive Officers
Chief Executive Officers

If you want to be a CEO, you would need an MBA degree and years of on-the-job experience.

Training time: more than 6 years

Annual wage (2012): $178,000

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Alisia Watson is a brand strategist at My Ultimate Success Tips a.k.a MUS Tips.

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