Thinking of a career move? Here are ten jobs that pays $30.00+ per hour

A recent coaching client of mine, wanted a job that paid no less than  $25 per hour but had no idea what she wanted to do, where to do it and what skills she wants to use. This got me thinking. What are some of the jobs that pay $25 per hour and more…here is my list:

Database Administrator
Mean Hourly Wage: $33.78
Mean Salary: $65,871
Growth Rate: 37% through 2016
Database administrators manage database systems that help companies store, process, and access data effectively. Candidates need a college diploma or bachelors degree in information technology.

Registered Nurse
Mean Hourly Wage: $30.04
Mean Salary: $58,578
Growth Rate:  23% through 2016
Nursing is projected to generate more new jobs than any other profession. To leverage this new opportunity, candidates need a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) or a diploma in nursing.

Technical Writer
Median Hourly Wage: $30.18
Mean Salary: $58,851
Technical writers interpret engineering and scientific information for a non-scientific audience, producing product documentation, user manuals, project proposals, and scientific reports.


Fashion Designer
Median Hourly Wage: $34.22
Mean Salary: $66,729
There are specific fashion design programs at Sheridan College, OCAD or George Brown College that provides graduates with diplomas and bachelor’s degrees to gain secure employment.

Median Hourly Wage: $30.11
Mean Salary: $58,714.50
Accountants should have no trouble finding work as businesses throughout the economy sort through the financial rubble of the credit crisis. Mounting federal regulation will also contribute to demand for trained accountants. These employers hire trained professionals with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.

Environmental Scientist
Median Hourly Wage: $30.71
Mean Salary: $59,884.50
Growth Rate: The field is expected to grow 25% in response to new federal regulations and funding, as well as private investment.

K-12 Curriculum Designer
Median Hourly Wage: $30.87
Mean Salary: $60,196.50
Curriculum designers are at the forefront of educational research, developing new instructional materials and strategies to improve the quality of education in our nation’s schools. The job typically calls for a graduate-level degree in the field, such as a master’s degree in education (M.Ed.).

Dental Hygienist 
Mean Hourly Wage: $31.21
Mean Salary: $60, 595.50
Growth Rate: 30% growth expected through 2016
Dental hygienists work alongside dentists to promote oral health and hygiene. A diploma and license is required.

Detectives and Criminal Investigators 
Median Hourly Wage: $30.05
Mean Salary: $58,597.50
Criminal investigators can build their skill set by completing an associate’s degree in criminal justice, where they take courses in crime scene investigation, criminal investigation procedures, and more.

Television Producer
Median Hourly Wage: $31.66
Mean Salary: $61,737
Producers coordinate the television features we enjoy, from sitcoms to dramas to the nightly news. To build the necessary skill set, producers enter the field with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications or Broadcast Media.

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