i have researched the subject and created a list with some great information about the best and highest paying jobs in the U.S. market, along with specific data about the 2009 situation: www.wizbites.com/research/Highest-Paying-Jobs-US-2009.html good luck!
Government jobs are the highest paying jobs at the moment. They are also the safest jobs. You get paid high salary from the hard earned taxes of people with advanced degrees paid at (close to) minimum wages. That's how it works in Canada.
Management and sales. Most US hotels and restaurants are chains owned by large corporations. At the corporate or franchise level, the highest paying jobs are CEO, COO, CFO and V.P. of Sales & Marketing.
Machinery and manufacturing jobs are the highest paying jobs in the Ontario area. Medical positions in the area of chemotherapy and weight loss surgeries have increased over the past ten years and the pay grade had increased 7% for those two fields.
engineer Engineering is the highest paying field at the moment with Petroleum Engineering leading the rest. For a full list of the Top 10 Highest paying Bachelors degrees for 2010 follow the related link below.