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9. Photojournalist

Median Salary: $40,209

It may seem like a thrill to be on the front lines of the fire and every police report, or photographing Lindsay Lohan or sharks for “Shark Week,” but “a lot of those perceptions are based on movies and television,” Lee said.

In reality, it can be a dangerous job, there’s a battle royale with the rest of the paparazzi to get “the shot” and, Lee said, the pay isn’t that great.

“It sounds cool, but the reality is it’s a lot tougher than it seems,” Lee said.

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