Here Are 6 High-Paying Jobs That Can Be Great Career Changers


Gone are the days of holding one job in a professional lifetime. Unlike your parents who may have worked at one company for decades, you’re less likely to stick to the same job—or even the same career or industry for the long haul. And the good news is, you don’t have to.

There are plenty of roles that people with a variety of backgrounds can transition into with a little bit of business savvy and working on some new skill-set.

Here are some examples:

Data Scientist

Data science is a lucrative job and also a broad one. It can be divided up into several different roles—data engineering, data research, data visualization, and more—there’s a decent chance that your background relates to the field in some way. 

An engineering major, a former graphic designer, or someone on the business side who’s taken an interest in analytics – anyone can take this up as a profession. Online courses may also prove to be helpful in these cases. 

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Social media manager

This is a brand new area of employment which is growing in size. Have you always loved witty remarks and writing the perfect click-able sentence? Want to get paid for it? Well then, this could be the new job you didn’t even know you were looking for. 

A good social media manager is paying attention to companies’ social media strategies, knowing what’s working and what they could do better.  Volunteering to manage the social accounts of nonprofits or small businesses for a few months can be a great help.


Nonprofits, educational institutions, hospitals, and the like need money to survive—and are willing to pay nicely for someone with the skills to bring in the bills. 

A fundraisers job involves a lot of work from building relationships to recruiting volunteers and donors, managing donor accounts, making financial projections, managing multi-layered projects ranging from large campaigns to donor events, and ultimately communicating the core message of the organization and inspire people to help. But most of these are work that one already has experience of doing.