Median Salary: $31,910
This is a high-skill job in the manufacturing sector, where the person operates drilling machines or taps holes into workpieces according to specifications. So, it could be anything from golf clubs to dashboards. An important distinction – this job is not part of an assembly line, but rather involves working on parts that are then fed into the assembly line.
Because of that, "you aren't getting pressure," Lee said. "You're the expert at what you're doing, and you do it at the speed at which you can do it. That helps keep the stress a lot lower."