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Highest-Paying Jobs with the Most Time Off

Dental Hygienists

Hours worked/year: 1,802
Median hourly earnings: $32.38
No. employed: 177,520
Hours worked/week: 34.6
Median annual income: $68,250
Top annual income: $93,820

Dental hygienists work alongside dentists, cleaning teeth and assisting in surgeries. The position pays well, nearly $35 per hour. This salary is quite substantial for the low stress, light hours and relatively easy certification. The most appealing part of the position is the fact that dental hygienists earn full-time wages while working more than five hours less per week than the national average. According to the BLS, “Flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend schedules are common.” It was listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best Careers of 2011, and it is also one of the fastest-growing positions in the country.

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