Commodities traders have broad expertise in energy commodities, including gas, electricity, refined products and petrochemicals. Working with members of a business team, commodities traders create new strategies, evaluate risk and track markets and investment opportunities.

Qualifications: Commodities traders enjoy managing relationships with a diverse group of partners. They also have an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen.

Education: Employers require a 4-year degree in business or related field and prior experience in sales or marketing is often required. A master’s degree in business may be required.

Average Salary: $72,070 - $99,940 annually, varies by industry and experience (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)