Economists study and analyze the effects of resources such as land, labor and raw materials on costs and their relation to industry and government. Notable economist Robert Shiller recently won the Nobel Prize in Economics and predicted the housing bubble of 2006 in which housing prices peaked and then sharply declined in 2007, reaching new lows in 2012.
As reported by Business Insider, an economist’s median annual salary is approximately $91,000, providing a good job environment and low work stress.
The life of a stockbroker has been publicized in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), depicting a lavish lifestyle in New York. Stockbrokers facilitate the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds and other securities for individual and institutional clients, as reported by Business Insider.
The annual media salary for a stockbroker is $72,484, with a great work environment but a significant amount of stress.
Tax Examiner and Collectors
Although tax “season” does not last all year for taxpayers, tax examiners remain in full force, gearing up and winding down in preparation for the next cycle. Tax examiners determine tax liability and collect taxes from individuals or businesses, as reported by Business Insider. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed and collect overdue tax payments, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With low stress, a reliable work environment and a median salary of $50,210, tax examiner is a job to consider!
Insurance underwriters assess and analyze the risks inherent in insuring potential policyholders before making recommendations to the insurance companies that employ them, according to Business Insider. The annual income is $61,182, and the job comes with low stress and a quality work environment.