5. Career: Meeting Planner

Median Salary: $48,060

If you're already the social air-traffic controller for your friends and find yourself saying, "Let's make a plan and a time line," you'll likely fit into the meeting-planning arena. These professionals put together educational, business, and leisure events and bring big convention and tourism dollars to needy cities and resort areas. The field is expected to grow faster than the economy overall, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
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