10. Personal Trainer – $25,470
People who hit the gym regularly to either lose weight or gain muscle need someone to supervise their workout. This is where a personal trainer comes in. You will design a training program for your client to follow. If he fails to follow the program, then theproblem is with him. In other words, you will devise a workout plan, let the client do all the dirty work and lifting, and get paid regardless if he follows the plan to the letter or not.
9. Photographer – $26,080
With the advent of digital cameras, photography has become an easy, yet high paying job. All you have to do is invest in the right equipment and learn the ins and outs of the camera in order to maximize its potential. Workshops and seminars for learning photography techniques and secrets abound everywhere. You can even check out online tutorials. For those with a natural feel for cameras, you can even perfect your stuff through simple trial and error. After all, no film is being wasted and you can simply delete pictures that are below standard.
8. Songwriter – $43,000
For those adept in music, being a songwriter can definitely help pay the bills. You do not even need to know the technical side of music, as a lot of musicians are known to play things by ear. Some do not even know how to read a musical note. But for those who are really good, a little inspiration is all that is needed to complete and finalize a song. Music artists can then use this for commercial release. If it proves to be popular, you can expect to earn royalties for several years. Just watch the Hugh Grantmovie called “About a Boy.” The main character was living off the royalty of just one song that became a hit years before.
7. Massage Therapist – $51,400
Imagine a work environment where soothing music continuously plays in the background and aromatic incense or oil heightening the ambiance of the place. That is the exact atmosphere that massage therapists experience every single workingday. They are paid to relieve the stress of clients, so it is important that they feel stress-free as well. Otherwise, the tension might transfer to the customer they are massaging. All you need to become one is a license after attending a massage therapy program from a recognized center. Starting salary is around $24,200, but once you become an expert, expect to earn as much as $51,400.
6. Tour Guide – $52,000
You go around several places and point the most interesting spots to tourists, explaining its uniqueness and significance along the way. This job is particularly appealing to those good in dealing with other people, along with the gift of gab. You will have to answer questions that have been asked thousands of times. Probably the hardest part is how to keep things fresh for your own sake.
5. Power Plant Operator – $73,300
It is Homer Simpson’s job, so how hard could it be? Though it entails a lot of responsibility, a power plant is responsible for the electricity of millions of households and businesses, all it requires is a simple flick of the switches and the plant system will do the work for you. Only a vocational diploma is needed to become a power plant operator, though they do require some proficiency in math and science.
4.Computer Software Engineer – $80,519
Ok, this job should be included in the easiest and best paying jobs in the world only if you are a geek and computer nerd. But for those who are indeed adept with high tech toys and gadgets, this job is a dream. Social interaction is highly limited and all you have to do is sit in front of the computer and create the code for the latest software or games. You can actually do this on your own, but if you prefer to work for software development companies, you will be expected to have a degree in computer programming or computer engineering. The job pays really well and you can even hit the jackpot if you get to invent a program or game that everybody would love. Think Candy Crush, Temple Run, Angry Birds or Plants vs. Zombies and the millions that the creators of those games now have.
3. Artist – $100,000
Artists can earn substantial amounts depending on how good they really are. Some just hang out in public places and offer to draw a caricature of people for a fee. Others do more serious stuff, like painting and sculpture, which are then sold to art lovers and collectors. You may have a hard time at the start, but once you have broken through, the money will start flowing in.
2. Freelance Writer – $105,000
Freelance writers can work from the comfort of their own homes. They have control over what jobs to accept, meaning those that require immediate deadlines can be rejected. You can earn as much money as you need by simply accepting as many jobs as possible. If you desire a little rest, all you have to do is pick only the jobs that you need for the week. You get to practice your passion in writing even as you get a lot of free time to do other stuff.
1. Optometrist – $124,600
Optometrists are tasked to help clients achieve better and clearer vision. You diagnose the problem and advise solutions on how to improve the client’s eyesight. Eyeglasses or contact lenses may be provided. It really sounds harder than it actually is, as there are special apparatus’ and gadgets that are used to help an optometrist’s job. These devices will actually do all the work for you.