These 20 jobs are the highest paying in Lafayette according to statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Lafayette and Acadiana economies are still feeling the effects of the dip in oil business. Many people who lost jobs in the oil industry have had to move out of Lafayette or Louisiana altogether because they were unable to find work. The jobs on the following list require training and that makes it hard for people who don't have that training to transition while also supporting their families. This list demonstrates why it's so critical to receive education and training in today's job market, especially in math and the sciences. Click here for the full list of 100 highest - paying jobs in Lafayette.

Psychiatrists
General Dentists
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
Postsecondary Education Adminstrators
Postsecondary Business Teachers
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Mining and Geological Engineers
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Other Postsecondary Teachers
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Other Biological Scientists
Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
All Other Special Education Teachers
Producers and Directors
Occupational Therapy Assistants
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
Chemists
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians