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Highest-Paying Jobs with the Most Time Off

Occupational Therapists

Hours worked/year: 1,902
Median hourly earnings: $35.18
No. employed: 100,300
Hours worked/week: 38.6
Median annual income: $72,320
Top annual income: $102,520
Becoming an occupational therapist is not easy. According to the BLS, therapists need a master’s degree or higher. In addition, they must attend an academic program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) before taking the national certifying exam. Occupational therapists devote themselves to helping individuals cope with physical and learning disabilities. Because therapists usually work by appointment, many work less than the standard 40-hour workweek. Yet, their median salary is impressive, standing at $70,000 per year. U.S. News and World Report ranked the position as one of the 50 best careers of 2011.

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