There’s no getting around it: if you want to earn a great living in America these days, you more than likely are going to have to go to school for quite some time. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule, but newly compiled data from Glassdoor reveals that the highest paying jobs in America in 2016 all require extensive schooling.
“This report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation,” Dr. Andrew Chamberlain of Glassdoor writes. “This is why we see several jobs [on the list] within the technology and healthcare industries.
Now will a higher paying job automatically make you a happier person? Hardly. If anything, working 80-90 hours a week in a high-stress environment can actually have the opposite effect. Still, for those curious about which types of jobs are currently paying out the big bucks, below is a list of the 25 highest paying jobs in America for 2016.