OD leads list of high-paying, low-stress jobs

July 24, 2013

 

Seattle-Optometrist is the best job for great pay and manageable stress, at least, according to research from online salary database PayScale.com. A report on Monster.com gave this rationale for the choice:

“In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree and doctorate, optometrists must pass state and national exams. After all that, apparently, they are pretty happy. Job prospects are excellent, with 245 job growth expected through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

The report went on to say the median annual salary for an OD is $99,200, qualifying the amount as applying to full-time workers with 5 to 8 years of experience, and includes bonuses, commissions, or profit sharing.

Rounding out the top 5 jobs, in ascending order: materials scientist, economist, aeronautical engineer, and user experience designer (responsible for user-friendly designs).