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Stockbroker

Projected hiring growth: 25%
Income growth potential: 452%
Salary range: $31,000 to $171,000

After being cast in the role of villain during the financial crisis, Wall Street is making a comeback – and we’re not just talking about Gordon Gekko!

The annual salary for a stockbroker starts around $31,000 and can rocket to $171,000 or more for top performers, according to CareerCast.com.

There are no specific educational requirements to be a stockbroker – you can be a high-school dropout or a Harvard M.B.A. Everything you need to know, you’ll learn on the job. But, you gotta have a strong stomach. If you can’t run with the big dogs, you’re going to have to get back on the porch!

Photo: Bryce Duffy | Stone | Getty Images