Seems awfully specialized, doesn't it? In fact, elevator mechanics aren't limited to elevators -- they also service machinery such as chairlifts, escalators, moving walkways and dumbwaiters. The job requires only a high school degree and then a certification that takes about four years of classes and paid, on-the-job training.
Salary: Up to $60,000
Yup. You read that right. To make this unpopular job worth it, trash collectors make an average of $60,000 per year... which means that some make much more.
Salary: Up to $160,000
So you may need to like wine. And know a lot about it. And get certified. But once you do, you're on track for seriously high pay. (Plus, you can show off to all your friends!)
Talk about having fun at work: Toy creators get to invent memories for generations of children. And they get paid for the privilege!
It’ll take practice and a few months of training to get started, but once you're licensed as a street car driver, you can transfer your skills to any state and any city.
Salary: Up to $80,000
Voice-over artists provide the audio for animated films and series, dubbed foreign films, video games, commercials and more. Your voice can be a valuable thing! (Little Mermaid, anyone?)
A 100% chance of casino floors doubling as office spaces? We like those odds. Casino gaming managers, who serve as administrators on the casino floor, are paid surprisingly well to blend work and play.
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