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High-Paying Jobs for Americans in 2019

 Everyone wants to earn a good living and make good money, but it’s not so easy if you’re in the wrong job or you made a career choice that has limited earning potential. Let’s face it, some jobs simply don’t pay well no matter how long you’ve been at it or how good you are. The good news is that it’s never too late for a career change. 

Getting a degree or a supplementary education in a field that has real earning potential is not completely out of reach no matter what your age is as long as you have the time and are willing to put in the work. With online classes and technical schools that make learning a new skill and getting a degree more convenient and affordable, you can make a new career choice that can yield you the big bucks. You only need to be willing to sacrifice some of your free time and maybe a few hours of sleep, but the payoff can be well worth it. If 2018 was not your year for earning an above average salary, then here are some of 2019 best-paying jobs so you can get in on the big money. 

It’s apparent that the healthcare industry is leading the pack with the most high-paying jobs, however, IT technology jobs, finance jobs, engineering jobs, and a few other professions are also in the running. To start off, we’ll take a look at some of the top paying healthcare jobs. 


While this might not be a wise choice of job or a career change if you’re heading into your golden years, it is a great choice for anyone just getting into the healthcare field who is still fairly young. An anesthesiologist can earn an average salary of $265,990.


A surgeon can earn an average salary of $251,890. Of course, it takes a lot of study and schooling to become a successful surgeon much like it does to become an anesthesiologist. If you’re pushing your mid to late fifties, then you may want to rethink the idea of being a surgeon. 


If the idea of surgery and blood is unappealing to you, then consider a healthcare job in the field of oral care. An orthodontist can earn a salary of $229,380, and the field is a lot less stressful than that of a surgeon or anesthesiologist. 

Below are some of the top paying jobs of 2019 that are not in the healthcare industry. One key thing to keep in mind is that generally the higher the pay, the higher the stress level is for any job. 


Lawers can make millions of dollars per year depending on their area of expertise and how good they are. The average lawyer, however, can average an annual salary of $141,890. The stress level and work hours involved in earning a good living as a lawyer can be very high, so it’s not a career choice for the faint of heart

Petroleum Engineer 

Engineers, in general, can earn an above average salary, but petroleum engineers are in high demand these days. This particular field of engineering can earn you an average annual salary of $154,780. 

IT Manager 

Information technology is a booming industry, and jobs will always be in demand. Just about everyone uses a computer of some type for information whether it be a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and someone has to do all that programming and tech stuff to keep us one click or tap away from the information we’re looking for. That’s where the IT professional comes in. An IT manager, like most other management positions, has an above average stress level job. IT managers can earn a salary of $149,730.