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by SixFigureStart | April 21, 2009


In the current economic climate, a $40-an-hour career seems like a pipe dream, but if you're looking in the right industry, it's not as far out of reach as you might think. According to a new Yahoo! Hotjobs article, many companies across the country are hiring in growing fields. And hey, check it out -- the recession is over!*

(*Recession definitely not over)

Among the great (and lucrative) careers suggested by the article are Art Director, Geoscientist, Computer Software Engineer, Pharmacist (because the health care industry is still fine and dandy, thank you) and Mathematician, which is apparently "the best career in America right now." Many of these jobs can be obtained with just a bit of the right education and some career training. You've got the time -- the $40-an-hour payoff is certainly well worth it, right?

If cash truly does rule everything around you, check out this other Hotjobs article, The Quickest Route to a Six-Figure Job. Alternatively, if you're more interested in stability than the fattest possible paycheck, check out their survey of Staying Power: 5 Careers with Bright Futures.

The Hottest $40-an-Hour Careers [Yahoo! Hotjobs]

--Posted by Steven Schiff, Vault News & Commentary