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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Hippotherapist

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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.

Hippotherapist

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Takeaway

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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.

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