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Surprising Jobs That Pay 75k

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Jobs that pay more than $75,000 won’t make you any happier, according to a recent story in The New York Times. If that is true, then here are ten jobs found on Salary.com that pay about $75,000.

Bingo Manager – Run daily games, approve jackpots, and stay on top of paperwork. Know your Federal and state gaming laws and be quick on the draw.

Requires: Possibly a high school diploma or GED, plus at least 5 years of experience.

Assistant Principal – Put in four years of teaching and you can earn this coveted position at the local school. You’ll help the boss manage day-to-day operations, plan curriculum, and oversee staff and faculty.

Requires: Bachelor’s and sometimes a master’s degree, at least 5 years of experience, and the ability to instill fear in delinquents with one stern look.

Six Sigma Black Belt – Apply Six Sigma methods and analysis to business operations to meet and exceed goals.

Requires: Usually a master’s degree, 7 years of relevant experience, and Six Sigma accreditation. Leave your karate uniform at home.

Head of Housekeeping – Get paid to clean! Actually, this management position requires overseeing the day-to day-workings of an entire housekeeping operation at a hotel or resort. You’ll also inspect rooms and recommend fixes and renovations.

Requires: Possibly a high school diploma or GED and at least 7 years of experience.

Executive Chef at a casino – Run the entire kitchen operations, create menus, develop new recipes, and berate underperforming staff. Oh wait, that’s only if you’re on reality TV.

Requires: Possibly a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of experience.

Lead Accountant – Are you good with numbers and uptight about details? Experienced accountants can make a nice chunk of change preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. You’ll also need to come up with and analyze financial strategies for your clients, from taxes to trends.

Requires: Bachelor’s degree, 6-8 years experience, and a really big calculator.

Nurse Practitioner – Diagnose and treat patients independent of a doctor at a nursing home, clinic, or hospital.

Requires: Master’s degree, certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), and state license.

Physical therapist – Get up close and personal with clients while treating them for broken and stressed body parts. Consult with doctors, insurance company case managers and adjustors.

Requires: Master’s degree and certification as a physical therapist. Ability to hold long, engaging conversations a plus. Close proximity to clients + silence = awkward!

Property Manager – Prepare yourself for more than fixing light bulbs. This job requires maintaining, buying, selling, and renting multiple properties. Plus, you’ll keep track of the income and expense reports for each one.

Requires: Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience.

Paralegal Supervisor – Work your way up the legal field while preparing appeals, wills, and contracts. Manage less experienced paralegals and keep up on statutes and rulings.

Requires: Bachelor’s degree, 4-6 years of experience, tolerance for lawyers.

Julia Scott founded the money-saving and coupon blog, BargainBabe.com.