(CBS News) – With many Americans suffering from stagnant wages and some occupations still suffering from a dearth of openings, a perennial question remains: What are the high-paying occupations that are actually in demand from employers?
There are three main main industries that are offering opportunity and big paychecks: Tech, medicine and finance, according to employment site Glassdoor. While several occupations within these industries offer thousands of open positions, there’s a hitch: Many of these jobs require years of specialized education or training. Take the top in-demand high-paying job, physician. Doctors will pull down a nice paycheck, but the road to becoming a physician requires years of medical school, training and exams.
“This is a list is for anyone who is interested in earning a very big paycheck and interested in where they can get hired,” said Scott Dobroski, associate director of corporate communications at Glassdoor. Many of the occupations are currently showing thousands of job listing, with finance manager (No. 5 on the list) offering more than 9,200 openings.