The in-Demand Job Paying More Than $70,000 Per Yearhttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/23/the-in-demand-job-paying-more-than-70000-per-year.aspx Patrick Morris
February 23, 2014
Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Occupational Outlook Handbook, which, at last count, provided guidance on more than 580 different job types in the U.S., and one job stood out above the rest when it came to providing the best return on investment.
In this occupation, the average worker made more than $70,000, it's expected to add 33% more jobs over the next 10 years, which is three times more than the estimated 11% job growth in the U.S., and perhaps best of all, the entry level educational requirement is an associate's degree. Sound too good to be true? It isn't. And that job is a dental hygienist.
The demands of the job
Yet beyond the educational requirements, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also notes some of the important qualities of dental hygienists include compassion as a result of some of the immense fears some people bring into the dental office, interpersonal skills as a result of the close contact with patients, dentists, and dental assistants, a detail oriented focus as a result of the routine procedures, as well as physical stamina and dexterit