27 high-paying jobs for people who love to read
- For those who love reading, there are plenty of jobs that require a lot of research and writing.
- Luckily, many of these positions are also high-paying - ranging from unsurprising jobs such as English professors to perhaps more unexpected careers, such as physicians.
- Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database, we looked at positions with a median annual salary of over $65,000 where reading comprehension is very important to the job.
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Are you a self-proclaimed bookworm? Can you read quickly and comprehend every sentence you consume?
Good news: your passion for books and excellent reading skills may help land you a lucrative job. Turns out there are a lot of high-paying professions out there that require strong reading comprehension skills.Business Insider recently combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' website to find positions with a median annual salary of over $65,000 where reading comprehension is very important to the job.
O*NET ranks how important "understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents" is in any job, assigning each a reading comprehension importance score between 1 and 100.
Here are 27 high-paying positions with a score of 80 or higher, in order of lowest to highest pay: