Surprisingly Good Paying Jobs That You Might Not Have Thought Of

Medical Illustrator/Animator

medical illustrator Liisa Sorsa in Toronto
Photo Credit: Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Becoming a medical illustrator means you have can’t just be an artist. You also have to have a background in science because of the importance of anatomical accuracy. The majority of medical illustrators have an undergrad degree in both art and biological sciences, and then a graduate degree in medical illustration, a program that is only offered at 4 schools in North America.

The average salary for newer illustrators sits around $62K and ranges up to $100K, and those that sit in supervisory or creative director positions range up to $175K.