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July 20, 2022

Across the country, meet four millennials whose careers pay in the $80,000 range.

Mark Jones is owner and pool tech at Blue Street Pools and he expects to bring in between $89,000 and $100,000 this year. After cycling through jobs at Apple, Enterprise, Uber, and Lyft, he decided to take control of his income and start his own business.

Katie McRose, 26, and her wife Darian travel around Texas to sheer sheep, llamas and alpacas. They founded their business, Right Choice Shearing, in 2019. Servicing over 575 farms, they aim to bring in at least $80,000.

Roger Cuadra, 40, is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician in Anaheim, CA. Born in Nicaragua and raised in Whittier, CA, Cuadra's career started at a Food For Less where he worked as a bag boy making $7.25 an hour. He makes $80,000 but hopes he will cross the $100,000 mark working for Nexgen Air and Heat.

Samantha Griffin, 34, is a doula and owner of DC Metro Maternity, an agency specializing in labor and postpartum support for women of color in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Raised in the suburbs of DC, Samantha became interested in race and gender studies while attending Duke University, leading her to work at various non-profits while volunteering as a doula before making it her full-time career in 2016. At the time of filming, Samantha was making about $85,000 a year.

00:00 - Intro
00:46 - Making $89K A Year As A Pool Tech In New Orleans, LA (Published June 2021)
09:07 - Bringing In $80K A Year Shearing Sheep in Texas (Published July 2021)
17:10 - We Make $80K A Year Repairing Air Conditioners (Published August 2021)
25:47 - Making $85K As A Doula In Washington, DC (Published February 2022)

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How These Millennials Make $80K Across The U.S.

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