5 Well-Paying Jobs Where You Can Make a Difference

Posted March 09, 2015 by
Young female hospital administrative in a desk at the hospital hall

Young female hospital administrative in a desk at the hospital hall. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Jobs that offer the highest pay don’t necessarily translate to the happiest employees. Oftentimes, jobs that involve a contribution to society are just as important predictors of happiness. Luckily, well-paying jobs and jobs that make a difference are not mutually exclusive. Here are 5 jobs that allow you to have it all.

1. Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

OB/GYNs are doctors who are responsible for keeping women healthy. They treat and monitor ailments related to female bodies such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and hormonal disorders. OB/GYNs are also responsible for delivering healthy babies into the world. The median salary for this position is $199,700.

2. Hospital Administrator

Hospital Administrators are responsible for overseeing the daily functions of their organizations. They coordinate all departments and act as liaisons between numerous staff, medical boards, department heads, and patients. They need to have a wide set of business skills so that they can run their hospital efficiently and effectively. Many Hospital Administrators have a Masters of Arts in Public Policy. They make a difference in their communities by providing medical access to community members in need, enforcing quality assurance for patients, expanding scientific research programs, and promoting community health planning. Hospital Administrators earn a median salary of $97,200.

3. Veterinarian

Veterinarians find their jobs very meaningful, as they are helping animals who cannot otherwise help themselves. Pets are prevalent in most American homes, and many pet owners treat their animals like true members of the family. Veterinarians who keep our beloved animals happy and healthy earn a respectable median pay of $73,500.

4. Manager of Police and Detectives

Managers of Police and Detectives are tasked with keeping our communities safe. Their decisions and leadership can impact the lives of both their employees and civilians. They are responsible for creating an environment of trust in their communities and ensuring that justice is served. The median pay for Managers of Police and Detectives is $70,600.

5. Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat communication and swallowing disorders in patients. These disorders can come from a developmental delay, a cleft palate, brain injury, hearing loss, or a stroke. Other patients have emotional problems that lead to their communication disorders. Speech-language Pathologists work with children and adults alike to improve their language while building their confidence. Their work is meaningful because they help others to live fulfilling lives. The median pay for this position is $65,300.

These examples clearly show that it is possible to feel good about the work you do each and every day while still earning a paycheck that meets your wants and needs.

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