By Zac Johnson

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Would you like to have one of the highest paying jobs in America today? Of course you would, who wouldn’t!

Unfortunately, such a great task isn’t accomplished so easily. Far too many Americans are either employment or stuck in a job they just hate working at. On top of that, many of the jobs people are working on a daily basis just don’t pay enough to make it in the world today.

With all of this in mind, a lot of time, work, money and effort goes into not only getting a high paying career, but also choosing one that you enjoy working at. For this reason, it’s extremely important to make sure you have your education and life choices all mapped out before you even start applying to schools. This is even more justified when you start to consider that a good four-year school is going to cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in process.

Even after finishing your further education and getting your degree, the work still isn’t even near finished. If you want to find a great job and get paid a lot of money, you are going to need to impress and stand out from the crowd. Companies are no longer hiring anyone and bringing everyone in for interviews. Now it’s all about having a great impression online and a stacked resume with a nice looking LinkedIn page to go along with it.

Times have changed and if you aren’t using the power of the internet to get a high paying job, then you simply aren’t going to get it.

Sites like Glassdoor have also made the process of researching jobs, salaries and open positions a whole lot easier. Not only are they an online marketplace for connecting employers and employees, they also provide great studies and detailed reports in the economic and job world today. Their latest report was on the Top 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016.

After looking through the list, you will see that nearly all of the jobs require further education and a sniffy degrees. However, all is not lost if you don’t have a shiny diploma hanging on your wall, as there are still many other high paying jobs that don’t require a degree.

Through the data provided by Glassdoor and working with the design team at CJG Digital Marketing, we were able to bring all of this crazy data to life through a unique infographic below.

Highest Paying Jobs in America

1. Physician

  • Median Base Salary: $180,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,064

2. Lawyer

  • Median Base Salary: $144,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 995

3. Research & Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $142,120
  • Number of Job Openings: 112

4. Software Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $132,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,495

5. Pharmacy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,766

6. Strategy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 701

7. Software Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $128,250
  • Number of Job Openings: 655

8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $127,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 165

9. IT Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,152

10. Solutions Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,838

To view the full list, visit Glassdoor.

25 Highest Paying Jobs in America Infographic

Source: http://zacjohnson.com/25-highest-paying-jobs-america-2016/

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