1. Corporate consultantAverage salary : $59,560 (training and development positions) or $64,300 (sales positions)
Suitable for: Someone with extensive industry experience, contacts and skills who wants a new angle on a current or former field Where the jobs are: Large and small corporations and businesses If you love your industry but have tired of your post within it, you could parlay your skills, experience and contacts into working as a consultant. Consultants often deal with specific projects or clients in areas such as sales and corporate development. These jobs often require minimal transition time and may offer high earnings if you have highly technical skills or management experience.