Are you exploring career choices? Trying to decide which job is best for you? Are you searching for jobs that provide a decent salary and are in demand? Do you want a job that offers great job security and adequate pay? Here are a few jobs that are in demand and pay between $30,000 and $50,000 a year.
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist
If you have an eye for detail, like biology and are interested in the medical field, you might consider becoming a cardiovascular tech. Payscale.com reports that they earn $31,937 to slightly over $50,000 per year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment is expected to grow much faster. Cardiovascular techs run diagnostic tests for heart conditions and defects. If you are interested in this career, take a look at "How to Become a Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist."
U.S. Border Patrol Guard
Payscale.com reports that border guards earn between $42,000 to well over $70,000 a year. They are usually employed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Justice. It can be a very stressful and sometimes dangerous job. It requires a minimum of a high school diploma. Check out the unofficial website of the United States border patrol here for more insight.
Clinical laboratory techs work in hospitals and health care settings. Payscale.com states that laboratory techs earn between $30,000 and $42,000 a year. Many only hold associates degrees. They are employed by companies such as Labcorp of America, Quest Diagnostics and the American Red Cross. To learn more about this career choice, take a look at "What Goes on in a Medical Laboratory? Becoming a Medical Tech." The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that rapid job growth in this field is expected.
Fluid Power Technicians
A fourth job option with a good outlook is a fluid power technician. Fluid power techs are responsible for working with machines that are powered by the pressure of a liquid or gas. They work on equipment used in agriculture, manufacturing and more. They will usually work under the supervision of an engineer. This link here states that fluid power technicians earn from $38,500 to over $50,000 a year. The job outlook for fluid power technicians is good.
If you are good in math and science, and like technology, this might be the career choice for you. For more information, you might check out the Fluid Power Educational Foundation here, and the Fluid Power Society here.
Special Education Teacher
Special education teachers work with children who face mental and physical challenges. They teach students who have autism, learning disabilities, and more. The job is currently in demand and is expected to grow. Payscale.com reports that special education teachers earn between $32,000 and $50,000 per year. If you are interested in become a special education teacher, you might check out this interview here with a special education teacher.
These are just a few jobs in demand that provide an adequate salary. If you are exploring career options, please read "High Demand Jobs that Pay Well Over $50,000 a Year" and "Jobs in the Medical Field Without a Bachelor's Degree." You also might check out "Jobs that Pay $50,000 to Over $100,000 a Year" and "High Paying No Degree Jobs that Pay $40,000 to Over $50,000 a Year." Another article that might be worth reading is "Jobs that Pay Over $100,000 a Year."
One of the best ways to decide on a career path is to have a job shadow experience. Please read "How to Find a Job Shadow Experience" for more insight. Another helpful article is "How to Decide on a College Major: Tips for Choosing a Career Path." Good luck with your future endeavors!
- Bureau of Labor Statistics