The 12 Highest Paying Jobs and The Degree Needed to Get There

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Corporate counsel - $115.5 thousand

A corporate counsel is a special kind of lawyer. If you become a counsel to an employer, you won’t practice law actively in court. Instead, you will provide legal protection and advice to any members of your company.

Your responsibilities will most likely include shielding both the organization and its employees from any impending lawsuits. To obtain this job, you need to earn the title of Juris Doctor. Afterward, it will be required of you to pass the state bar exam and specialize in corporate law.