18 highest-paying jobs for multitaskers

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Multitaskers often pride themselves on the ability to accomplish multiple tasks at once without making mistakes. Jobs, like piloting aircraft and being a nuclear technician, are examples of jobs that multitaskers can benefit from greatly. Most of these jobs require training, and some require extensive education.

Fortunately, there are several high-paying careers for people who love to multitask. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) offers the ability for people to look through job titles and descriptions based on their skills. For multitaskers, the best skill to search for is “time sharing.”

In order to determine the top 18 highest-paying jobs for multitaskers, we referenced the data from O*NET with data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to see the annual salary for each job. Positions that require more multitasking are rated higher on a scale of 1 to 100 than positions that don’t, cush as creative writer or costume attendant.

Here are the 18 highest paying jobs for multitaskers based on this data.

#1 – Preventative Medicine Physician


Average Annual Salary: $194,990 (average for “Physicians and Surgeons”)

Multitasking Rating: 53

Physicians must work to find and treat a person’s injury or illness while running through every possible option that they were taught in school and/or know from experience. Their jobs include examining a patient’s background, prescribing medication that they are not allergic too, and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. This job may not require as much multitasking as others, but it still requires a lot of understanding and memory recall.

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#2 – Nurse Anesthetist

a nurse anesthetist

Average Annual Salary: $158,900

Multitasking Rating: 53

Nurse anesthetists are charged with helping anesthesiologists with the use of anesthesia during major surgery. These nurses must monitor the patient’s vital signs during surgery and check their progress after surgery is complete.

#3 – Petroleum Engineer

a petroleum engineer

Average Annual Salary: $147,520

Multitasking Rating: 53

Petroleum engineers design equipment that extracts oil and gas, develop new ways to force oil out through fracking, develop drilling plans, and ensure that wells, well testing, and well surveys are completed and evaluated. These engineers also ensure that oil field equipment is properly installed, operated, and maintained.

#4 – Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer

pilot for airline

Average Annual Salary: $131,760

Multitasking Rating: 72

An airline pilot, copilot, or flight engineer career requires a high amount of multitasking. These individuals must maintain all systems in the airplane. They go through a pre-flight check before take off, then maintain altitude through systems once the plane is in the air. These professionals fly regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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Written by Melissa Stusinski

Melissa Stusinski

Melissa Stusinksi is a professional journalist. She has written for some of the biggest news websites in the United States. She loves spending time outdoors and reading books in her spare time. She can be reached at MelissaStusinski@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.