Remember Career Day back in school? You spent a couple of hours circling a gymnasium, talking to firefighters, salesmen, nurses and more, learning about possible career paths. You might have taken an aptitude test to determine the best profession for you. Maybe you even shadowed someone at their job to get a feel for it. What is almost certainly guaranteed, however, is that after all that searching and planning, you probably didn’t sit down with your folks and say, “Mom, Dad, I’ve finally decided. I want to a be…an undertaker!”
But, being a funeral director is nothing to sneeze at — you can make a surprisingly nice living hanging out with the dearly departed. In fact, GOBankingRates found 30 jobs — all a little out of the ordinary — that pay above the U.S. median wage of $39,810. The careers were ranked from lowest to highest paying. Also, to give you a holistic picture, GOBankingRates found each profession’s education and training requirements, essential job duties and projected job growth from 2018 to 2028. …
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