Graduating this year? Want to get a high paying career that will support a cushy upper-middle class lifestyle with a house in the suburbs, two kids and a dog? Then look no further than Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s 25 best paying jobs. A list of those stock standard careers; surgeons, orthodontists, CEOs…pick one and you are basically guaranteed to succeed.  Conversely, if you are looking for a job that is not on that list but pays extraordinarily well then look no further. You may not end of living the white-picket fence life, but maybe that’s just not your thing.

Funeral Home Director – Interested in living the Six Feet Under lifestyle? Earning up to $80,000 a year this job doesn’t even require a four-year degree! So you might have to spend a lot of time alone with the deceased, but a least you will simultaneously be earning a lot of money.


Pet Psychologist – Sometimes animals need a little helping hand to get through the hard times. This is where these psychologists come in, earning upwards of $90,000 annually. This career requires analysis pet behaviour to fix annoying issues like biting and barking, so an interest in animals is definitely necessary.


Submarine Chef – Like the water? Good at cooking? These underwater cooks can earn up to $250,000 in the Australian Navy, which is equivalent to the salary of a Rear Admiral. Additionally, as your experience grows, so does your salary. Claustrophobics should probably steer clear of this one.

Bon Appetit

Pearl Diver – Another marine career that could seriously boost your bank account. Earning up to $110,000 for just two months of work, they spend their time a hundred feet below sea level gathering oysters and shells. Not a safe job by any means.

Yogi – For those with a calm disposition and an entrepreneurial drive this career could be extremely lucrative. Bikram Choudhury makes around $5.7 billion annually in sales. Better whip out that yoga mat and get practicing.


Alexandra Rancourt