What are the most meaningful jobs that also come with a good paycheck? Most of us have probably dreamt as children that we’ll grow up and somehow make the world a better place. But the truth of the matter is that most of us end up in office jobs that may pay the bills, but aren’t necessarily as meaningful as we would have hoped some day. Nonetheless, there are a few lucky individuals out there who not only get bragging rights for doing something for our society, but they’re actually quite well paid for their efforts.
Following, we would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top 20 most meaningful jobs that also come with a good paycheck. The following professions were ranked according to the statistics released by Payscale.com, which evaluated professionals from countless industries according to their median salaries and to how meaningful or not their jobs are. Respondents were asked to state whether their job makes the world a better place and were offered the following options: Very much, Yes, A little, No, and On the contrary. According to their responses, Payscale was able to come up with a list of the most meaningful professions. Not the least surprising, the top 5 of those jobs are all from the medical field.
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Anyway, curious to learn more about the most meaningful jobs in the world that also come with a good paycheck? Let’s take a look at the countdown.
No. 20: Dental Hygienist
Median annual salary: $70,000
Percentage of professionals that feel their job is meaningful: 76%