Are you comparing career options? Are you trying to decide which career path to take? Is earning money important to you? Do you want a job that pays well over $50,000 a year or more? Do you want a nice salary that will allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle? Here are a few jobs that pay over $50,000, $60,000 and even as high as over $100,000 a year.
According to payscale.com, statisticians earn a salary between $54,482 and $95,742 each year. With bonuses as high as $10,000, or more, some statisticians earn well over $100,000 a year. Statisticians are employed by businesses such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies. They can also work for agricultural companies such as Monsanto. To make the big bucks as a statistician, you probably need to complete a Doctorate’s degree. However, statisticians who complete just a Master’s degree will still earn $85,000 a year or more.
Do you think you could oversee a school district some day? Do you have excellent leadership skills? If so, you could earn $88,000 to well over $150,000 a year. Of course, this is a job that takes a lot of dedication and effort to get to. And, of course, you must start from the bottom and work yourself up. Many superintendents have a doctorate degree, but some only have master’s degrees.
A third job that can pay over $100,000 a year or more is an investment banker. Payscale.com reports that investment bankers earn $64,738 to $146,473 a year or more. They can also earn bonuses as high as $55,000 a year. It is definitely a high paying career choice. Investment bankers are employed by companies such as Morgan Stanley.
Another career to consider that pays very well is an actuary. Actuaries earn between $56,000 to well over $100,000. Some earn over $114,000 a year, and can receive bonuses over $15,000 a year. An actuary’s job is to determine and assess a company’s risk to economic disasters. Many work for insurance companies. Read “Should I Become an Actuary?” for more insight into this career choice.
Many preachers and ministers earn very comfortable salaries. In metropolitan areas, such as Dallas, many ministers earn well over $100,000 a year with benefits. Some even earn over $125,000 a year. Of course, in smaller, rural areas, some ministers will only earn $35,000 a year or less. However, this of course, is not a career to choose for the money. You must have a heart to teach the gospel, help others learn more about Christ, and must have excellent speaking skills.
These are just a few jobs that pay well over $50,000 a year. For more job ideas that pay very well, please read “Jobs that Pay Over $100,000 a Year” and “High Demand Job that Pay Well Over $50,000 a Year.” For advice on selecting a career path, please read “How to Decide on a College Major: Tips for Choosing a Career Path.”
One of the best ways to decide on a career choice, is to job shadow. For tips, please read “How to Find a Job Shadow Experience.”
Good luck with your future plans!