Tech jobs are supposed to be the golden door to wealth in 21st century America.
But Bloomberg’s Work Wise – our special report on how young professionals can get ahead, make money and give back – reveals that some things haven’t changed since the last century. Remember when your mother told you to be a doctor? She was right. Four of the top five paying jobs in the U.S. are within the world of medicine and dentistry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
General practitioners makes the most money, with a median annual salary of $201,100. You’d have to scroll down to No. 10 before you hit a tech job: Computer and information systems managers have a median annual salary of $142,530. Software developers came in at No. 36, with a median salary of $110,000 a year.