Choosing the right career can be a difficult task. There is so much choice out there that it can be overwhelming. Tying yourself down to one career for the rest of your life can be a daunting task. It has to be enjoyable but it also has to pay well. Using the median salary for each job, these are the highest paying jobs across the world:

10. Pharmacist

In 2015, the average wage of a pharmacist was $120,950 (around £89,000). Pharmacy is expected to be a growing field. More people are now getting access to better healthcare, meaning they have more access to medications. The industry is expected to grow around 14% in the next 10 years.

9. Air Traffic Controller

The average wage of an air traffic controller in 2015 sat at $122,340 (or £90,074). The reason why this is one of the highest paying jobs is because of its specialised skill. However, the industry is not expected to grow much. This is due to the switch over to technologies to take over many of the responsibilities.

8. Data Scientist

As more of our lives are dominated by the internet and other technologies, the requirement for data scientists has grown. In 2015, they commanded an average wage of $124,150 (£91,371). This is a field that is expected to grow a lot, predicted at a 15% growth rate over the next ten years.

7.  Orthodontist

The average wage of an Orthodontist is currently at $129,110 (£95,021). Orthodontists are only going to become more popular, as people have better access to healthcare.

6. Petroleum Engineer

Oil exploration and extraction are important to the world economy, hence why petroleum engineers are so well paid. The average wage is $130,050 (£95,704). The need for more people in this field is expected to grow rapidly.

5. Dentist

Dentistry is always seen as a solid career path and that is for good reason. The current average wage for one is $146,340 (£107,720).

4. Senior Level Corporate Executive

This is the field in which you’ll find many of the best paid people in the world. But due to the sheer numbers of different companies out there, the average goes down. Running a company is hard work, and the current average wage for doing so is $173,320 (£127,612).

3. GP

Everyone visits their GP, it doesn’t matter what age you are or your current state of health. They are important to our societies. The average wage for being one sits at $180,180 (£132,676). This is only expected to grow.

2. Psychiatrist

Beating out the average wage of a GP by only $700, the current average for a psychiatrist is $181,880 (£133,918).

1. Highest Paying Jobs: Surgeon

At $352,000 (£259,212) the average wage for surgeons is currently the highest of any job. This is down to the huge amount of skill and pressure of their jobs. The growth rate in the industry is expected to be 18% over the next 10 years.

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