Today’s tough economic climate can discourage those considering making a career move or going back to school. The good news is that it doesn’t have to! California has many fast growing industry sectors and potentially well-paying professions available for job seekers.
What Are Some Potentially High-Paying Careers in California?
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Obstetricians and Gynecologists are physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy, childbirth and the overall health of female reproductive systems.
Annual Mean Wage $220,940xiii
Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during or after surgery, or other medical procedures.
Annual Mean Wage: $216, 850xi
Chief Executives are the highest-ranking officers in a public or private entity (who determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction.)
Annual Mean Wage: $197,060xii
Master of Public Administration
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons perform surgery and treat diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.
Annual Mean Wage: $179,920xiv
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Dental
Athletes are people who compete in athletic events and competitions.
Annual Mean Wage: $125,020xii
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
What Are Some Fast-Growing Careers in California?
Biomedical engineers combine expertise in biological sciences, engineering and medicine to improve health care systems and advances in technology.
Annual Mean Wage: $101,570vi
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Biochemists and biophysicists focus on the chemical and physical principles of living organisms and their relationship to the environment.
Annual Mean Wage: $94,790vii
M.A. Science Education (5-12 Physics)
Medical Scientists primarily conduct research with the goal of improving human health and curing diseases (examples include physicians, dentists, public health specialists and pharmacologists)
Annual Mean Wage: $93,770viii
Personal Care Aides
Personal Care Aides assist persons with disabilities, the elderly or convalescents with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility.
Annual Mean Wage: $22,140ix
RN-BSN-MSN - Patient Care Administration
Home Health Aides
Home Health Aides provide routine healthcare to persons with disabilities, the elderly and convalescents at the patient's home or in a care facility. Duties include changing bandages, dressing wounds and applying topical medications.
Annual Mean Wage: $23,950x