Being a Doctor of Medicine is great; you could earn up to $294,000 annually; plus, you get to save lives! But what most people will forget to tell you is that it takes 11 to 14 years and a lot of student debt to become a doctor in the US.
Alternatively, you could go for a less noble but well-paying option that doesn’t drown you in debt. Here are a few of our top picks.
If you love playing video games but haven’t discovered a way to monetize your hobby yet, you’re losing out on some big bucks. The richest pro gamer right now has a net worth of $15 million—all that money earned while playing video games!
If you're competitive and have quick reflexes, start playing video games as a side hustle. Start practicing games like League of Legends, Fortnight and Dota 2! If you’re good enough, you'll soon be entering and winning local competitions, and soon enough, you'll be among the pros!
Professional E-sports teams usually scout excellent players. They can then enter competitions and tournaments to earn the big bucks by competing against other teams of pros gamers from around the world.
While this may not sound like the most glamorous job in the world, it's definitely the most peaceful. The average basic salary of a librarian is $42 225 a year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this salary is $10,000 more than the average American's median income.
Most librarians would tell you that the job itself isn’t very demanding as well, depending on one's temperament, of course. At a public library, you will most likely be required to catalog books, operate IT systems, deal with library customers/members, and most importantly, you get to boss around people and tell them to be quiet!
And if you love books, what better place to be than a library?
If you always wanted to work in the medical field but couldn't necessarily deal with all the studying, becoming a medical transcriptionist may be your true calling. This is a job in medicine that won't break your back or mess with your sleep.
This low-stress job can earn you a median salary of up to $61,672. While the job is easy, it comes with great responsibility. Your duties would include listening to voice memos from doctors and transcribing them for further use. This obviously requires excellent listening skills, good language skills, efficient typing speed, and general knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terms.
It's not easy to get into the US's medical field, and being a medical transcriptionist perhaps comes with the lowest barriers to entry.
If you’re tired of your daily 9 to 5 grind and looking for a new career path, check out online job search engines like ours. Sift through the catalog; who knows what may capture your interest? You can also post a resume and wait and see what opportunities knock on your door!