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10 high-paying jobs where you don't have to sit at a desk all day

The bad news is that health experts now warn that sitting too much can kill you. The good news is that not every well-paying career requires workers to be in a chair all day. You can make a lot while also getting to move a lot.

Using data from CareerBuilder and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNBC has compiled a list of ten non-desk jobs that pay more than $25 dollars per hour, or $52,000 per year.


10. Mechanical engineering technicians

These technicians modify or test equipment for engineers or physical scientists. They spend a lot of time on different locations, and they make an average of $56,390, or $25.92 per hour.


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9. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

Telecommunications equipment specialist spend much of their days visiting different home and business locations that need installations or repairs. They make an average of $54,510 per year, or $26.21 per hour.


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8. Occupational therapy assistants

These therapy assistants help patients develop and improve skills to live and work better. They often stand or move around while working with patients. The make approximately $58,340 per year, or $28.05 per hour.


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7. Avionics technicians

To keep air crafts safe and efficient, avionics technicians inspect and repair specialized equipment, often while standing. These professionals make approximately $60,200 per year, or $28.94 per hour.


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6. Boilermakers

Winter is a busy time for boilermakers, who fix and maintain stationary steam boilers and boiler house equipment. They often make several location visits in one day. The job pays approximately $60,660 per year, or $29.16 per hour.


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5. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Installing and repairing power-lines requires work outside on your feet. These professionals make about $65,650 per year, or $31.57 per hour.


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4. Diagnostic medical sonographers

A medical sonographer uses special imaging equipment to take medical images or conduct tests, which help physicians assess medical conditions. The profession pays approximately $66,360 per year, or $31.90 per hour.


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3. Dental hygienists

Moving from patient to patient every hour, dental hygienists help dentists examine and clean teeth and even perform some procedures. The job pays approximately $72,720 per year, or $34.96 per hour.


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2. Elevator installers and repairers

When an elevator needs to be fixed, these specialists get to work. The job pays approximately $77,350 per year, or $37.19 per hour.


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1. Criminal investigators

Detectives and criminal investigators work on the local, state or federal level to help solve and prevent suspected crimes. They make approximately $79,620 per year, or $38.28 per hour.


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