5. Job sector: Mining
If you think a job in mining might be for you, there is light at the end of the tunnel. While this can be one of the toughest jobs on the planet, the pay helps make up the difference. The survey finds that 17 percent of employers in the mining sector have a positive outlook on hiring for the third quarter. Can you dig it?Jobs in this sector include:
Mining and geological engineers: median salary, $84,320.
Geoscientists: median salary, $90,890.
Source: ManpowerGroup, Bureau of Labor Statistics