Top 5 Unexpectedly Highest-Paid Jobs in America

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It can be tough to find a job at all, never mind finding one that pays you what you deserve—much less what you think you deserve. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in May 2012 that the average job paid $45,790 a year. Additionally, many of the highest-paying jobs meant higher education like medical school or law school, or a slow rise through the ranks to upper management. But never fear, there are jobs out there that offer six-figure opportunities without all that training and experience. You just have to be willing to work hard—and know where to look.
Top 5 Unexpectedly Highest-Paid Jobs in America

5Personal Shopper

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Remember, one of the keys to business success is providing a service for those who can't or won't do it themselves. You're probably thinking of plumbers or electricians. However, who can make as much as the average plumber and average electrician put together? Personal shoppers. By catering to the clientele that can't get out and do the time-consuming task of buying groceries or clothing, a personal shopper can crack the $100,000 mark, according to "Forbes." Not only that, but personal shoppers are also essentially freelance workers, and that can mean escaping the 9-to-5 grind.

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