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10. Architect

Median Salary: $73,179

This hybrid left brain/right brain career may seem appealing and the perception is that you get to play with models all day. In fact, it’s always been grueling work, full of long hours, but it took a huge hit when the housing bubble burst — many architects had to go out of business because there isn’t enough demand for their services.

But the housing market is starting to turn, finally, so stay tuned for next year – maybe it will change teams and be on the underrated list!

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