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8 of the Highest Paying Jobs in Apex, NC for 2022

The top jobs in the Apex area can pay up to $128,920 per year

You can find high paying jobs in the Apex area on ZipRecruiter in many industries, and matching a range of qualifications and experience levels. On this page, read about the top tier of commonly found positions near Apex by salary. Four of these have upper quadrant annual salaries over $77,780. If these careers are not the right fit for you, explore more jobs in Apex here.

High Paying Apex Jobs

  • Home Health Occupational Therapist

    Salary range: $80,872-$128,920 per year

    As a home health occupational therapist, your job is to provide healthcare for a patient at their home or in another place of residence. In this role, you may monitor their daily activities, help them with routine living tasks, provide each client with occupational therapy (OT), and support the development of a plan for restoring function to damaged body parts when it's possible to do so. Home health occupational therapists frequently administer diagnostic tests, confer with other caregivers, create reports on patient progress, help patients with community reintegration, and participate in discharge planning. Most home health occupational therapists drive to and from each patient's house and have some control over the schedule, but in rare cases, you may need to live with the patient for a time.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

    Salary range: $89,435-$117,502 per year

    As a family nurse practitioner, you provide primary medical care to a wide variety of patients of all ages on a daily basis. You may see patients with various illnesses, provide diagnosis, and prescribe treatment. You often see patients for preventative care including regular check-ups. FNPs are also able to administer vaccinations and write prescriptions as needed.

  • House Sitter

    A house sitter stays in or visits a home while the owners are away for an extended period. Some house sitting jobs can be for any amount of time, from one night to several months. Some house sitters may only visit the home in their care during the day to collect mail and ensure the house is in good order for the homeowner’s return. Others stay overnight at the property, watering plants, caring for pets, performing maintenance, and keeping the home in good order. A house sitting gig is a great way to make some extra income and can save you money if you need short-term housing. Professional house sitters may work through a company or as individual freelancers by privately responding to listings.

  • Manual QA Tester

    As a Manual QA Tester, your responsibilities and duties include the manual testing of new software in both the pre- and post-release stage of the development lifecycle. You look for problems and bugs in the system that users may encounter and help developers find solutions to the issues. You may work as a black box tester, which means you do not know the code or workings of the system and test, experiencing the system as a user. You may also work as a clear or white box tester, where you have access and knowledge about the code and workings of the system and can exam each test case with both the user’s and developer’s perspective in mind.

  • Office RN

    Salary range: $60,892-$76,590 per year

    Office RNs work in a medical office or clinic setting, treating patients and assisting physicians. As an office registered nurse, you perform patient assessments, record vitals, and update patient records. You work with a doctor to provide education on procedures, answering questions and arranging for follow-ups visits. As an RN in a medical office, you tend to have the most face-to-face time with a patient. Your responsibilities include data entry, providing basic care, and helping patients understand and follow the doctor’s orders.

  • Medical Coder

    Salary range: $34,727-$47,571 per year

    A medical coder works in the billing department of doctor's offices, hospitals, or other medical facilities. Medical coders transfer healthcare claims into universal medical codes for insurance reimbursement. To work as a medical coder, you must have great attention to detail and a solid base knowledge of medical terminology, procedure and visit authorizations, and insurance billing procedures. Having a degree is not required, but many employers prefer candidates who have an associate degree in medical coding or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential. When you first start in this job, your employer may have you shadow other billing staff members and be supervised when you submit your first few claims.

  • Data Entry

    Salary range: $25,688-$45,193 per year

    Data entry jobs involve typing information into electronic formats, whether that’s word processing, spreadsheets, or specific software. It’s a great career option for detail-oriented people—or even those who prefer to work remotely from home. Data entry jobs typically use a computer to enter data or information, often from a hard-copy paper format, into a software application. Some positions may include scanning documents and using optical character recognition or OCR. Some examples of data entry job duties include transcribing, updating customer information, and entering accounting records.

  • Video Game Tester

    Salary range: $23,310-$29,970 per year

    Video game testers play through a new video game as a user and provide feedback to the designers and developers involved in the game's production. As a video game tester, you go through each level of the game, playing just like a consumer. You may be asked to write bug reports for issues experienced while testing, such as glitches or odd events that occur during the game, using proper grammar and a professional tone. You are also asked for your honest opinion on specific details of the game; this requires you to focus on these aspects and communicate feedback regarding these things to the design and development team.