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4. Stockbroker

Median Salary: $70,474

Michael Douglas made it look like it’s all king making and raking in the dough in the movie “Wall Street,” but if it’s one thing we learned from the financial crisis, it’s that this is a high stress, highly competitive, highly stomach-churning job. Sure, you could make millions, but you could also lose millions.

Layoffs have ravaged the industry and those lucky enough to still have jobs on Wall Street are now faced with tougher regulations and requirements.

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