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Top Paying Jobs You Can Do In Your 20s

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But you’ve got to start early.

You want to be on top of the world before you’re 30; it’s totally understandable. And if you follow the right path, it’s possible. Though college is a great place to explore different career options or travel the world, if you want to be living the high life as soon as possible, you’re going to have to take the necessary classes, get the right degrees and get the correct certifications to begin your new life. If you’re nearing the big 3-0, you can still use your past experience to change your career path.

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Get on the path to retire by middle age.

Petroleum Engineer

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The average salary of a petroleum engineer is $130,280, and you only need to get a B.A. in engineering specializing in petroleum to begin your career.


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If you are looking for job security and a great salary, this is the job for you: Pharmacists earn an average of $120,500 a year. You need a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and to pass two exams in order to get behind that counter.