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8 of the Highest Paying Jobs in Whittier, CA for 2023

The top jobs in the Whittier area can pay up to $111,689 per year

You can find high paying jobs in the Whittier 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 Whittier by salary. Three of these have upper quadrant annual salaries over $60,830. If these careers are not the right fit for you, explore more jobs in Whittier here.

High Paying Whittier Jobs

  • Occupational Therapist

    On a daily basis, the responsibilities of an occupational therapist depend on the specific area in which they work. For example, an occupational therapist who works in a school might help to develop individualized education plans for children, while an occupational therapist who works in geriatrics may facilitate individual or group therapies for exercise, mental stimulation, and community outreach for the elderly population.

  • Truck Driving

    Truck driving jobs encompass a large number of positions in numerous fields, including package delivery, sales, shipping, and logistics. The primary duty involved in truck driving is, unsurprisingly, to drive trucks between destinations to deliver goods. Some truck drivers pick up large shipments from coastal ports and drive them on intercity or interstate routes to distribution centers. Other truck drivers make deliveries within a city or county, such as package delivery drivers or drivers supplying restaurants or other retail locations.

  • LVN

    Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care, including taking vital signs, explaining procedures to patients, administering medications, and tracking patient progress. LVNs also collect and send samples to medical labs for testing, complete patient paperwork, and collaborate with physicians to determine a care plan for patients. LVNs must report to a registered nurse (RN) or physician. They are an integral part of a patient care team.

  • Community Liaison

    Salary range: $34,902-$54,348 per year

    A community liaison, or community liaison officer (CLO), interacts with a local community on behalf of an organization, such as a police department, school, or charity project. Their duties include providing information, translation, or training to people in the community. Officers may also host or attend community meetings, public service seminars, and press conferences. Other responsibilities are reporting back to the organization on how well information was received.

  • Accounting

    Salary range: $35,401-$53,351 per year

    Accounting jobs constitute any role in which you prepare taxes, financial statements, and other official documentation related to financial reporting. As an accountant, you are responsible for ensuring that all records contain accurate information and that you make all tax and other payments in a timely fashion. While many accountants specialize in personal finance, you may be asked to audit a company’s financial records to ensure that the business is running smoothly and efficiently. If you find issues, you report your findings and make recommendations for how to improve company or organizational efficiency. You can also work in financial forensics and search for financial malfeasances, such as tax fraud or embezzlement.

  • Data Entry

    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.

  • Traveling Phlebotomist

    A Phlebotomist is trained to draw blood from another person for medical testing, research, and blood donations. Traveling Phlebotomists make visits to facilities with patients who need blood drawn, such as nursing homes. They may also travel as part of a blood drive. Phlebotomists must carefully label and properly handle all specimens. Traveling Phlebotomists must have professional demeanors as well.

  • School Clerk

    Salary range: $26,925-$37,894 per year

    A school clerk is responsible for performing a number of administrative duties at an elementary, middle, or high school. As a school clerk, you often function as the attendance secretary and have job duties related to monitoring, tracking, and reporting on daily student attendance. Other office-related skills, such as proficiency working with computers and the ability to file paperwork, are required. You may need to produce memos to teachers, letters to parents, and reports to local school district offices.