Here Are The Top 10 Jobs In The U.S. Of 2022, And Most Of Them Come With A Bag Of Over Six Figures
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Here Are The Top 10 Jobs In The U.S. Of 2022, And Most Of Them Come With A Bag Of Over Six Figures

Today’s job market is consistently evolving. And with the inflation rate going up, many companies are hustling, trying to figure out how to recruit and retain top-tier talent.

It seems as if some organizations have figured it out — at least from a salary perspective. Recently, Indeed, a global job searching site, released new data showing the top 20 jobs of 2022. The list is ranked by “employer demand, salary (using a baseline annual salary of $75,000), and consistent growth in the number of job postings from 2019 to 2022,” according to the company’s post.

Many of the jobs on the list offer six figures as a base salary. Considering the traditional workforce can be elitist with education requirements, a few of the top spots have varied levels of education as entry points. It is also important to note that many jobs on the list are in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

As more Black and brown people enter the tech industry, this list supports the industry’s growth and need for continued pushes for diversity in a field that is still historically dominated by white men. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the high-tech industry employs 63.5 percent to 68.5 percent of white people as opposed to only 14.4 percent to 7.4 percent of Black people and 48 percent to 36 percent of women.

AfroTech took this list from Indeed and highlighted the top ten jobs. However, if you want to be on your Cardi B vibes and “get a bag and fix your teeth,” you can check out the entire list here.

Registered Nurse

Average Base Salary: $84, 074

Number of Job Postings: 619.3

Education Requirements: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

Optometrist

Average Base Salary: $118,389

Number of Job Postings: 514.4

Education Requirements: Doctorate

Site Reliability Engineer

Average Base Salary: $137,324

Number of Job Postings: 446.1

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Real Estate Agent

Average Base Salary: $82,015

Number of Job Postings: 443.4

Education Requirements: High School Diploma — also must pass real estate exam

Pharmacist

Average Base Salary: $101,589

Number of Job Postings: 397.5

Education Requirements: Doctorate

Over-The-Road Truck Driver

Average Base Salary: $102,678

Number of Job Postings: 325.2

Education Requirements: High School Diploma, commercial learner’s permit, commercial driver’s license 

Software Engineer

Average Base Salary: $126,127

Number of Job Postings: 194.2

Education Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree

Nurse Practitioner

Average Base Salary: $128,105

Number of Job Postings: 170.2

Education Requirements: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree — also must pass the NCLEX-RN exam, have a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice, pass a national NP board certification exam

Product Designer

Average Base Salary: $113,722

Number of Job Postings: 149.3

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Solar Consultant

Average Base Salary: $121,329

Number of Job Postings: 138.5

Education Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree