It's probably no surprise to you here that companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook made the list. It turns out, there's a lot of money in tech. Who knew? (Your uncle, probably, as he reminds you every Thanksgiving, but that's neither here nor there.) Since that’s pretty established, we should probably talk about the other industries paying big bucks on this list.
For instance, No. 3 is Leidos Holdings, an American defense company that's headquartered in Virginia and similar to No. 7, global aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman, which Ladders points out was just awarded a $450 million aircrew training contract. Outside of the defense industry, there’s HCA, a for-profit operator of healthcare facilities, that has over 1,000 six-figure jobs (most of which won't necessarily require you to suffer tech bros), and CVS Health has similar opportunities. Most surprisingly of all is maybe Banfield Pet Hospital. There, you might even get away with interacting with animals instead of people.
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