3. Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum engineers deal with oil – the substance also known as liquid gold. How then can this position not be profitable? Actually, petroleum engineers have great salaries. On average, a petroleum engineers made over $85,000 last year. Salaries keep growing and companies like Chevron offer an entry level of $90,000. If the person proves to be good at what he is doing, he will earn as much as $110,000. Some of the most famous oil companies, for example Exxon Mobil and BP, will pay you almost $210,000.