15 Odd Jobs That Pay Insanely Well

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  • Median salary: $62,750

This might sound like one of the most boring jobs, but cartographers get paid well for professionally designing maps. The number of jobs is growing 29 percent faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Part of the job involves collecting geographical information to create a visual representation of data. A cartographer could create maps in digital or graphic form, as well as update existing maps and charts as needed.

A bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, geomatics, engineering, math or surveying is the most common track to pursue this occupation. Cartographers must be licensed in some states.