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13 of the Highest Paying Jobs in State College, PA for 2022

The top jobs in the State College area can pay up to $112,583 per year

You can find high paying jobs in the State College 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 State College by salary. Eight of these have upper quadrant annual salaries over $71,318. If these careers are not the right fit for you, explore more jobs in State College here.

High Paying State College Jobs

  • Pharmacist

    Salary range: $93,296-$112,583 per year

    A Pharmacist fills orders for prescription medications and instructs patients on how to take them. They may work in community or hospital pharmacies, universities, prisons, or for pharmaceutical companies. Pharmacists are responsible for monitoring patient prescriptions to ensure there are no drug interactions or other impacts on existing conditions. They inform patients of potential side effects and may offer immunizations, and should also be aware of the potential for prescription drug abuse. Pharmacists also need to understand insurance coding and how to process claims for patients. Outside of a pharmacy, they may work in other healthcare locations providing patients with medicinal and wellness information.

  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    A Pharmaceutical Sales Representative sells medications to healthcare professionals and facilities on behalf of prescription drug companies. A central part of this job is to build relationships; over time, physicians become familiar with the representatives because they develop a rapport that facilitates the sale. Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives also give out information about the company they represent and the drugs they are promoting.

  • Electrical Engineer

    Salary range: $65,486-$90,605 per year

    Electrical engineers design, test, and fix devices relating to electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. An electrical engineer builds virtually every tool in the world that produces, conducts, or operates by way of electricity. Electrical engineers handle the research, design, installation, and handover of new electrical equipment. They also run tests on new devices and solve problems on malfunctioning systems and components. Electrical engineers work with a wide range of electronic equipment, from tiny microchips to supercomputers up to massive power station generators. They have their hands on a myriad of electrical components during their work, including conductors, batteries, capacitors, coils, magnets, transistors, and switches.

  • Physical Therapist

    Physical therapists, or PTs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, help injured clients with mobility and pain management. Individuals in need of rehabilitation or those who suffer from chronic conditions rely on PTs to improve their range of motion, strengthen injured muscles, and correct alignment issues. Physical therapists should have a thorough knowledge of a patient's medical history and should be in frequent communication with the patient’s primary care physician. It is also their job to track patient progress, modify treatment plans, and educate the patient’s family on stretches and other aftercare.

  • Computer Science

    Salary range: $36,780-$89,708 per year

    The computer science field provides a wide range of opportunities for technically talented individuals. Depending on your skills and interests, you can find computer science jobs as a software developer, hardware engineer, database administrator, computer systems analyst, network architect, information security analyst, or web developer. You need an analytical mind and strong technical skills to perform your job duties, which may be to develop, maintain, and troubleshoot computer systems, applications, or networks. Your responsibilities in a computer science job are often directly related to the business goals and outcomes of your employer.

  • Sports Media

    Salary range: $31,846-$85,671 per year

    Within the sports media (or sports journalism) industry, there are numerous career paths. A candidate may choose a writing role, composing scripts for sports broadcasters or writing columns for printed sports media. On-air broadcasting job opportunities, such as sports announcers or radio personalities, are the faces and voices of sports media. More experienced candidates may choose to direct or produce television or other sports media ventures; this involves managing a team of sports media journalists and often requires travel.

  • RN

    An RN, short for Registered Nurse, works closely with doctors to provide patient care for illnesses and injuries. RNs are often the first medical professional the patient sees when entering a health care facility. As an RN, you can ask the patient questions and document their health history, but you are not allowed to diagnose patients; after the doctor or other supervising health care professional has determined what problem needs to be treated, you help administer treatment. Your job duties may include administering medications, checking patient vital signs, and charting medical records. RNs also advise patients and families about at-home care for medical conditions as well as disease prevention.

  • Chiropractor

    Chiropractors are trained in the musculoskeletal system and work with patients to relieve back, muscle, and joint pain. They are experts in spine alignment, as well as in alternative treatment methods. In this role, you meet with clients, discuss what issues they currently have, and provide treatment options for alleviating their pain. Treatments may include muscle or spine adjustments physiotherapies, such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and massage therapy. After each treatment, you explain exercises and stretching techniques that the patient should follow at home as part of their care plan. You are also responsible for documenting and filing all observations and treatment procedures for future reference.

  • CDL Driver

    CDL drivers hold a commercial driver’s license that allows them to drive large vehicles. There are three classes of CDL licenses--Class A, B, and C; each outlines the weight and type of truck or vehicle the driver is allowed to operate. For example, a class A license covers vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds, while class C is for transportation buses and trucks that drive 16 or more passengers.

  • LPN

    A Licensed Practical Nurse, or LPN, is a Nurse who performs patient care and administrative tasks. They work under the supervision of Registered Nurses and doctors. Some of the responsibilities of an LPN include, administiring medications, changing bandages, monitoring and documenting the patients health, supervising nursing aids, and providing emotional support to patients and their families. LPNs generally work in traditional health care settings like hospitals, nursing homes, and group homes. They can also work in private homes if needed.

  • Student

    "Student job" is the general term given to jobs that will fit with a full-time student’s schedule. Such jobs may be seasonal, coinciding with school vacations, or part-time. Other jobs, like restaurant work, are a good fit for students since the busiest time for a restaurant is often in the evening and on weekends. Having some work experience as a student, whether in your future professional field or not, makes strong evidence on your resume of your work ethic. Former employers can also serve as references for future jobs or write recommendation letters for college applications.

  • Customer Service

    Salary range: $22,427-$34,986 per year

    Customer service jobs are positions at companies and organizations where you address any customer complaint or problem, provide technical help when customers are having issues with their product or service, and seek a resolution to any issues either through your own ability to solve the problem or by passing on complaints and issues to your superiors. Some customer service jobs are in call centers, while other professionals work at customer service desks in department stores or grocery stores. Your duties in these positions can vary based on the industry and the location. For example, a software support specialist at a call center has a very different job than a help desk associate at a department store.

  • Manufacturing

    Salary range: $21,529-$29,155 per year

    Manufacturing jobs involve creating new products and goods. Manufacturers use raw materials or separate components to build something entirely new. Whether it’s chemical, physical, or mechanical, as long as you are creating a product, you are working in manufacturing. The only exception is construction, which is considered separate from manufacturing. Manufacturing jobs include making prepackaged food or beverages, creating computers and electronics, and producing clothing. Bakers, printers, tailors, furniture builders, and woodworkers are all considered manufacturers. Most manufacturers work in a factory, mill, or plant, but you can also find work in labs.