When you think of high earners your thoughts are immediately pulled towards the CEO of a top organization, an accountant sitting in a stuffy office or the man who developed the latest computer software. You will be surprised to note that many of the high paying jobs are not found in the office environment; in fact they are not what you would expect them to be.
The most obvious thoughts if you had to think of unusual high paying jobs would be ethical hackers, those hackers that actually get paid to sneak their way through computer programmes. Bounty Hunters, those men and women that go out and find the people who have skipped bail, bringing them back to jail. Yes these people do earn good incomes, but they are not the most surprising of all the jobs.
Aircraft Repo Men
You probably never even knew this job existed, but in fact some people who buy expensive air planes can’t afford to meet their repayments. These airport repo men go out and for each plane they repo they can earn between six and ten per cent of the value of the plane. When you think an average plane can cost millions, you can just imagine how much these repo men actually earn in a year.
Now you probably think this is a completely crazy notion that a psychic could earn good money, but in fact sitting there with their crystal balls, tarot cards and ability to see the future, a psychic is now a high paying career thanks to the recent credit crunch. This industry which has often been overlooked boomed when the credit crunch hit with thousands of people flocking to psychics to find out their futures.
Voice over artists are used for radio, television and movies and they can earn around $300 for every five minutes. When you think that an average film is around ninety minutes; that means they can earn over $5,000 per film, when you amount that up over a year, this is one job we never thought would offer a really good income.
If you love cooking and enjoy the scientific side of food, then you may want to consider being a food chemist. Food chemists are among the high earners and are responsible for developing ways to preserve foods, packaging and storage options. They study the raw ingredients for nutritional information and they are responsible for food production and specification along with developing new foods and demonstrating them to clients.
If you have ever watched the film Twister, you may have thought that would be an interesting and dangerous job to do one day. Little did you know that these storm chasers really do exist and with the funding they receive each year to do this very dangerous job, they earn really good money. A storm chaser will actually head into a storm or tornado to get as much scientific information as possible, the data is later used to understand the storms and try and improve current systems when it comes to storm warnings.
Author: Jenny Beswick loves to explore new opportunities and found her job on the Telegraph Jobs Board. If you are seeking a new opportunity then have a look and see what sparks your interest!.