4. Wind Turbine Service Technician
Median pay: $52,260
Wind turbine service technician jobs will nearly double by 2026, with a 96.3 percent growth rate. In addition, this odd job pays well — the top 10 percent of earners receive salaries of more than $76,250.
As the United States turns more to renewable green energy, expect to see an increase in the number of wind farms with turbines to convert moving air into electricity. Wind turbine service techs install, repair and maintain the mammoth machines.
A two-year associate degree for windtechs at technical schools and community colleges can equip you for one of 5,600 new job vacancies projected by 2026. Employers for this high-demand career often hire techs before they even graduate from their post-secondary schools.