Top High-Paying Jobs for Millennials and Gen Z

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Plenty of people want a high-paying job, but there are some that might appeal to the younger demographic. According to Forbes, Millennials and Gen Z have digital skills that make them unique assets to the job market. Here are the top high-paying jobs for Millennials and Gen Z.  

Data Scientist 

Average Annual Salary: $123,999 

This job requires analyzing patterns, mathematical skills, and coding expertise. A person in this position would analyze sets of numbers to identify trends. 


Average Annual Salary: $94,063 

Nurses can work in a number of settings or travel all over the country to fill in employments gaps of certain healthcare institutions. This job requires a great deal of multi-tasking, empathy, patience and being an active listener. 

Social Media Manager  

Average Annual Salary: $56,851 

The younger generations are more tech-savvy, so a social media job can be second nature. A manager in this field would oversee platforms, analyze performance and implement strategies to increase content reach.  

Marketing Manager 

Average Annual Salary: $74,491  

The manager is the go-between businesses, brands and the public. They develop strategies in order to increase the presence and consumer base of certain companies and products.  

Read more about the most popular high-paying jobs for Gen Z and Millennials in Forbes.  

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