Thinking of a Career Change? 6 Lesser-Known Jobs That Offer High Pay and Growth Potential

You might reevaluate your career choices as you uncover the world’s most underrated jobs that deserve more recognition and attention, and pay well, too!

Making a Career Choice With the Right Knowledge

shutterstock 2206514481 Custom

When making a career choice, it’s important to consider the underlying factors that can impact your professional and financial growth.

Opting for a lesser-known job can significantly influence your overall career trajectory, especially if you’re considering a different path that offers higher financial rewards.

More Risk Greater Reward?

woman holding dollar notes 1

While there may be an element of risk associated with these positions, it is worth noting that they often offer lucrative compensation.

Most Underrated Jobs

shutterstock 1873450135

In a recent study, Indeed unveiled occupations that are often overlooked despite their actual value and significance.

So here’s a list of the most underrated jobs in the world that you probably never heard of before.

ET Nurse

shutterstock 2341689375

An enterostomal therapy (ET) nurse is one of the best-paid workers, but the job is highly underrated. These nurses are hired to educate patients on aftercare of stomas wounds, complex wounds and incontinence.

ET Nurse

nurse helping old woman

A stoma wound is not really a wound but an opening that allows waste to go through your body rather than using your digestive system.

An ET nurse helps patients with stoma wounds and guides them with any probable questions, helping resolve their problems, all for a $70,000 average salary.

Maternity Educators

shutterstock 1991272763

This specific job is dedicated to assisting expectant parents, providing them with comprehensive knowledge about childbirth.

Despite its global significance, childbirth education remains underrated despite offering an approximate annual salary of $80,000.

Maternity Educators

shutterstock 2084153347

The recent study affirms that childbirth educators receive high compensation for their work, yet this career choice remains underrated.

Many of these educators go above and beyond by conducting both group sessions and private classes to help parents understand the birthing process.

Engineers in Oil Extraction

shutterstock 1803586183

There’s no hidden secret in how well the engineers are paid, but petroleum engineering is very underrated. With earnings three times higher than other engineering fields, it stands as one of the most underrated professions in the world.

Engineers in Oil Extraction

contruction man on phone

Despite the significant income potential, the field of petroleum extraction engineering lacks the same level of popularity as other branches of engineering.

These engineers collaborate closely with geologists and scientists to innovate drilling techniques for extracting petroleum, earning themselves a national average salary of $80,000 in the process.


shutterstock 2330778515

A hippotherapist specializes in enhancing horses’ motor skills through therapeutic interventions and earns approximately $99,000 per year.

Equine therapy, also known as hippotherapy, is an occupational and speech therapy approach that aids horses in addressing mental disorders and improving neural function.


horse showing affection

An equine therapist is one of the best-paid jobs in the world, but it is very rare. It is one of the most underrated jobs in the world, and people do not really consider this career choice while opting for what they want to do in life.

Elevator Facility Inspector

shutterstock 119159377

An elevator inspector, as the name implies, is responsible for inspecting and verifying the functionality of newly installed elevators.

Their role extends beyond identifying faulty elevators; they also ensure compliance with safety regulations and educate others about building codes.

Elevator Facility Inspector

Depositphotos 190906600 XL Custom
EdZbarzhyvetsky /

Elevator inspectors even conduct follow-up appointments to ensure everything is in check.

Health and safety pays well, and elevator inspectors know it, earning a national average salary of $88,000 per year.

Certified Ethical Hacker

shutterstock 2176483171

Who would’ve thought of being a hacker by profession? Well, yes, you can be one, and a highly paid one.

Ethical hackers are certified to hack systems and get information that helps with system updates and improving performances.

Some of these hackers are hired to do extensive research; hence, they’re paid a national average of $93,000 annually.

Read More: The Worst Things Teachers Have Confiscated

qxx2dW4f6v mRECsHYdZS5KiFoaxEG MsiedvpXpb5071CZPO0ffWELu44a1iXYefA1 NF88ry829CfEOsBVKqfeYvp3t2yuB3M8jLVv1 lUepi5eOrUTKtPOaGdZesm1 I4D4ZRYGyW 5WTjgAzShk

Teachers have seen it all. So we asked them: what was the worst thing they had ever confiscated from a student?

Their answers would be enough to put you off the teaching career for life.

Read Now: The 20 Worst Things Teachers Have Confiscated From Students

Read More: Dad Let His Son Take “Toy” To Show and Tell, Not Knowing What It Really Was

ErZvJjnl7PaZ264RbteyD6bVYMhoBqRzcXIFGiU Wt SArpH

When Mom’s away, Dad and son will play.

Read More: Dad Let His Son Take “Toy” To Show and Tell, Not Knowing What It Really Was

Read More: Teaching or Chatting?

yd7zrkRfFRik KAI4xzYhKvsubzeqzw2CR9KWLIZ3LFI1 pvW XnjVpxnmU F91An szOk9wzFV2AdhAv Yb7ONyWG kkOyT6qVBODcSUrrT h2evkOvzEQW2AW2OLArrJ99HAxD1Vk7dCxNkb XBUQ

Did you know that up to 45% of all Americans have a side gig? Do you?

We found probably one of the most enjoyable, rewarding ways to earn money by teaching (chatting) with those who want to learn English online. Log in any time you want, 24/7, and get paid weekly for the hours you put in.

Learn More: Cambly 2023 Review, Requirements & Pay For Tutors (Beginner Friendly)

Read More: 11 Problems Only Smart People Have

jChqiDtC3MosSiu4WimtOnY6Uei8ZnYHR9y2RmunW SJKaOO1SsC IEz VIkJjtBDqCip ZQMrm40gkpjUOh6WVqvb8BL I tGKpO dewTd0snAGm6I0SmUcSDZCm81ozwtcizuBoqwQRUuIHy18eoc

Smart people have it easy — or that’s the assumption.

Read Next: 11 Problems Only Smart People Have

Read More: West Virginia In Final Place – Study Ranks The Most and Least Educated States

CZt3nmMq0LnZ2yLnke3USn5YKhEkuJJ2BRLpll 9WB1KxJXBHKtHDmJhzCfqboY6yp3b ccm7enDjK0TuBFNWjkFnq9Qjo5jQN0SIw6AFOnyZatciH3Uj1F2GScTYrfSJ5S88g7WAdsagqx zDLy g

With an incredibly impressive 45.20 percent of individuals aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree, Massachusetts is the clear frontrunner in education compared to West Virginia, which sits 2.1 times lower at 21.80 percent.

Read Next: West Virginia In Final Place: Study Ranks The Most and Least Educated States


shutterstock 1295572087

Many individuals are venturing into unconventional career paths and achieving remarkable success.

These professionals earn far more than one could imagine precisely because they choose occupations that are often overlooked and undervalued.

Within our educational system, most college students are encouraged to pursue traditional career trajectories, leaving these jobs underappreciated and underestimated. Could you go for any of these underrated jobs?

This article was produced by TPR Teaching.

Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments