The NY Times has created an interesting graphic that shows what types of jobs are most popular among people from the top 1% of households in terms of income.
As you might expect, careers in law and medicine are among the most common. So are management positions and executives. One aspect of the chart that I’ve seen many people question is that it uses top 1% of income earners, rather than net worth which is a better representation of wealth. It also includes spouses of high income earners, which allows careers like teaching and administrative jobs to make the list.
While this graphic probably won’t get you any closer to the top 1%, it’s interesting to see how the rich people of the country make a living.