2012 pay: $72,110
2011 pay: $70,193
Change in pay: +2.7%
Thanks to the aging Baby Boomer population, health-care jobs like occupational therapist remain in high demand.
Occupational therapists treat patients with injuries, illnesses or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, according to the BLS. They help patients recover and get back to the daily routine of their work and personal lives.