17 High-Paying Careers You've Never Heard Of

Air traffic controller, packaging engineer, and more

Sometimes, great jobs come in unusual packages. Sometimes, they're things you've never considered at all. Below, you'll find what Reddit users consider some of the best careers around--none of which, you'll find, are especially glamorous. Because come on: glamour is overrated! What matters is finding a career you love and can depend upon, and for the right job seeker, these underrated, high-paying jobs could satisfy both. Take a look, and happy applying!

1. Air-Traffic Controller

Median salary: $78,160

"My father is an ATC at Pearson. 200k a year with brilliant benefits. He provided a great quality of life for my family." – 1stOnRT1
> Find a job as an air-traffic controller

2. Tower Technician

Median salary: $17.00/hour

"The cool thing is you don't need a college degree, or any kind of education (personally, I have my Bachelors in an unrelated field)." – IClimbStuff
> Find a job as a tower technician

3. Geomatic Engineer/Land Surveyor

Median salary: $42,053

"Most surveyors are old, for instance, the average age of a surveyor in the state of CA is in the mid to late fifties, which means you will definitely get a job out of college and you can quickly work your way up to a decent 6 figure income once you get your professional license." – TheGeomatician
> Find a job as a land surveyor

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