Hot 6-figure jobs now

We asked, and to ferret out $100,000 jobs where there has been a spike in listings in recent months. Here are 5 areas where the demand for talent appears to be outpacing the supply.


Engineering jobs - Manufacturing
To compete, manufacturers need to further automate the production process and make it more cost-efficient. That has put talented mechanical engineers and robotics engineers in the catbird seat career-wise.

Those with five to eight years' experience can make between $80,000 and $110,000, said Greg Lee, managing partner of WorldBridge Partners, a member firm of the MRINetwork.

If they're managers and certified in Lean Manufacturing, which uses techniques to streamline production, boost product quality and reduce costs, they can make between $110,000 and $130,000.

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