10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

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Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries.

The employment website recently compiled a list of 10 careers with six-figure potential that are in high demand, basing its findings on job titles with hundreds of job listings and at least 50 salary reports shared by employees on Glassdoor's site.

All of the jobs require at least a bachelor's degree and some may require several years of work experience to achieve the pay shown here. What's more, the jobs listed below represent a variety of fields -- from finance to medicine to technology.

So, if you (or your children) are preparing to spend thousands of dollars on tuition, here are jobs -- spanning a variety of fields -- from finance to medicine to technology -- that offer high income and opportunities.

10. Lead Software Engineer:
  • Average base salary: $100,585.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth (through 2020): 30 percent (much faster than average).

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9. IT Manager:
  • Average base salary: $101,244.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 18 percent (average).

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8. Product Marketing Manager:
  • Average base salary: $103,633.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 14 percent (average).

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7. Tax Manager:
  • Average base salary: $104,093.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 9 percent (slower than average).

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6. Pharmacist:
  • Average base salary: $107,490.
  • Entry-level education: Doctor of pharmacy degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 9 percent (slower than average).

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5. Engineering Manager:
  • Average base salary: $117,552.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 9 percent (slower than average).

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4. Sales Director:
  • Average base salary: $119,758.
  • Entry-level education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 12 percent (average).

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3. Dentist:
  • Average base salary: $126,134.
  • Entry-level education: Doctor of dental surgery degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 21 percent (faster than average).

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2. Physician:
  • Average base salary: $152,768.
  • Entry-level education: Degree as a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine.
  • Forecast job growth: 24 percent (faster than average).

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1. Psychiatrist:
  • Average base salary: $169,479.
  • Entry-level education: Medical doctor degree.
  • Forecast job growth: 24 percent (faster than average).

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