11. Physical therapist
Average physical therapist salary: $70,000
Yes, you need a doctorate or professional degree and it’s a competitive field but this career is very much in demand. Employment rate is expected to grow 28 percent by 2026.
“This is a fast-growing occupation because there’s going to continue to be a strong need for physical therapists as the population continues to age and life spans continue to increase,” says Salemi.
These therapists are an important part of rehabilitation and as the Baby Boomer generation ages, chances are they are going to need physical therapy.
Average mathematician salary: $75,000
“Mathematicians possess strong quantitative skills, and these skills transfer to roles such as economist, actuary, financial planner, investment analyst, statistician, operations research analyst,” says Salemi.
“Roles with numbers are an excellent fit so relevant industries for that career are finance and insurance, but you aren’t limited to those two industries.”
13. Database administrator
Average database administrator salary: $80,000
Not only does the job pay well, but employment for DBAs is growing at an above-average pace, according to a survey on GoBankingRates.com that crunched salary data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, Salary.com and Glassdoor.
You’ll need a bachelor’s degree but it’s a worthwhile investment for a career like this where employment is on the rise.
“The millionaires we talked to were goal setters,” says Hogan.
“They created goals for themselves, but also stayed connected to these goals. They tracked their progress and aimed their effort toward a destination. It’s important for anyone out there who’s trying to accomplish something, to not just be interested in the goal, but be committed to it.”