Surprising Jobs were you can earn $100,000 a year

Less talked about jobs where you can earn six-figures. These job search compensation reports show that you can earn $100,000 dollars or more a year. 

1. Reservoir Engineers 

2. Commercial Pilots

3. Dentist

4. Special Agent

5. Geophysicists

6. Drilling Engineers

7. Regional Sales Executives

8. Nurse Practitioner

9. Physician Assistant

10. Equity research associates

U.S. Based Employees 

Top 10 Highest Paying Job that Only Require a 2-Year Degree

If you are thinking of changing careers then you may not have time to go back to school to get a 4-year degree from an accredited university. There are other options including enrolling in a 2 year vocational college and obtaining a associates degree in just 2 years or less.

Here is a list of the highest paying jobs with only a two-year degree.

1.  Commercial Pilots
2.  Funeral Service Managers
3.  Administrative Service Managers
4.  Power Distributors
5.  Radiation Therapists
6.  Telecommunication Engineers
7.  Operations Managers
8.  Industrial Production Managers
9.  Geothermal Production Managers
10. Air Traffic Controllers

Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Foreign Labor Certifications Data Center, CareerTrends has identified the highest-paying jobs that only require an AA degree.

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What Market Research Analysts Do

Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

Work Environment

Because most industries use market research, these analysts are employed throughout the economy. Most analysts work full time during regular business hours. Some work under pressure of deadlines and tight schedules.

How to Become a Market Research Analyst

Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential.


The median annual wage for market research analysts was $61,290 in May 2014.

Job Outlook

Employment of market research analysts is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries, to understand the needs and wants of customers and to measure the effectiveness of marketing and business strategies.

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