Money Magazine has one of those lists: Best Jobs in America 2010
In terms of Quality of Life, Transportation Engineer ranks #2, with 69% who say their job is low stress. It also ranks 15th in job growth, with a 10-year growth of 24%. Not quite in the highest paid group, but high enough I suppose, especially given the low stress. Low stress is a feature of very long timeframes. The Emergency Room Physician (very highly paid) deals in reaction times of seconds, ours are in years.