25 high-paying, fast-growing jobs in the U.S. - JobAdvisor : JOB SEARCHING , CAREER ADVICE

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

25 high-paying, fast-growing jobs in the U.S.

Read any roundup of the best jobs, and you'll almost always see the tech industry dominating the list. Yet, we often wonder if young women (and men for that matter) think twice about entering a field that's constantly in the news for it's problematic work culture.
So when Indeed.com sent Refinery29 its roundup of 2018's best 25 jobs, we were curious what metrics it used to determine the list. To make the cut, the jobs had to have a baseline salary of at least $75,000; then, they were ranked by growth percentage (those that have shown the most growth on the platform since 2014). With that in mind, it's no surprise that results naturally skewed toward the male-dominated technology sector. This list is all about the money, so if you're more interested in work-life balance or flexible schedules, this might not be the list for you.
Money is only one part of the equation when it comes to finding a good job, but it's an important part for sure. If you want to make bank, this is a good list to bookmark. Or if you just want to learn which high-paying jobs have a lot of openings, scroll ahead.
Here are the fastest-growing jobs, including the percentage growth in the number of postings, 2014-2017: 
project manager
project manager  
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  • Average base salary: $81,023
  • Growth: 277%
  • Average base salary: $111,640
  • Growth: 198%
  • Average base salary: $131,297
  • Growth: 169%
  • Average base salary: $136,241
  • Growth: 166%
  • Average base salary: $95,337
  • Growth: 126%
  • Average base salary: $85,170
  • Growth: 122%
Optometrist
Optometrist  
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  • Average base salary: $131,692
  • Growth: 118%
  • Average base salary: $132,915
  • Growth: 106%
  • Average base salary: $116,848
  • Growth: 101%
  • Average base salary: $125,714
  • Growth: 91%
  • Average base salary: $120,142
  • Growth: 80%
  • Average base salary: $78,052
  • Growth: 76%
  • Average base salary: $85,076
  • Growth: 55%
Plumbing engineer
Plumbing engineer  
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  • Average base salary: $82,063
  • Growth: 51%
  • Average base salary: $83,326
  • Growth: 48%
  • Average base salary: $107,584
  • Growth: 42%
  • Average base salary: $108,788
  • Growth: 42%
  • Average base salary: $78,675
  • Growth: 37%
  • Average base salary: $85,655
  • Growth: 37%
architect working in her office
architect working in her office  
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  • Average base salary: $77,931
  • Growth: 34%
  • Average base salary: $101,857
  • Growth: 33%
  • Average base salary: $76,598
  • Growth: 30%
  • Average base salary: $99,551
  • Growth: 28%
Nurses
Nurses  
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  • Average base salary: $79,952
  • Growth: 19%
  • Average base salary: $76,628
  • Growth: 19%