Everyone knows there are tons of jobs in the growing legal marijuana industry, but it's the careers that have almost nothing to do with cannabis that can be the most lucrative.
Fortune recently ran an article on the ever increasing amount of very high-paying jobs in the cannabis industry. And while we tend to think of budtenders and cultivators as available jobs in the industry, it's actually the normal white collar careers that are really in high demand right now. Cannabis jobs in finance, compliance, and operations have grown by a ridiculous 690 percent from January 1st, 2017 to August 1st, 2018. At the same time, salaries grew by around 16.8 percent over that same span. So not only are there way more jobs than ever, but they're also paying more than ever too.
And it's only going to get better. The cannabis industry is projected to grow by over 200 percent in just 2019. So that's even more jobs and even higher salaries that will be available in just one year.
Of course, it's not as simple as jumping from one sector into cannabis. The industry requires extensive knowledge about the financial and legal tightropes these businesses need to walk. Things that would be a given in normal businesses, like working with banks, are simply not an option due to marijuana's illegal status.
But if you're looking for a job in a well-paying industry, you really can't do much better than cannabis.