Jobs with six-figure salaries [Pictures]
Six-figure salaries are usually designated for the highest positions in particular fields, and are meant to reward the amount of education and career experience it takes to earn them. From science to health care to finance, nearly every field and industry has opportunities to earn six figures.
Browse these 14 jobs that earn six-figure salaries and determine if your career path will lead to one of these attractive paychecks. All median annual pay figures and job descriptions are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.
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Physicist( Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna / December 13, 2011 )
2010 median pay: $105,430
What they do: Physicists study the fundamental nature of the universe, ranging from the vastness of space to the smallest of subatomic particles. They develop new technologies, methods and theories based on the results of their research that deepen our understanding of how things work and contribute to innovative, real-world applications.