14. Police Officer
Police officers protect the public, prevent crime and maintain law and order. This category includes a variety of different types of police officers, from detectives to railway police to highway patrollers.
You’ll need a high school diploma and likely a college or university degree as well. After that, you’ll need to take a three- to six-month police training program, meeting physical and psychological fitness tests.
The median salary for a police officer is $88,000.
This field has been growing, with 18% more people employed as police officers in 2018 than there were five years before. By 2024, the government predicts there will be an equal number of jobs and people looking for work.
[CONTINUE READING ON NEXT PAGE]