Tips For Finding The Best Paying Careers
You May Need A Complete Career Change
If you’re in a job that
traditionally offers only low career salaries, your search for higher pay might
mean a career change is in order. You can check the average low, median and high
salaries for your current profession by using this free
Salary Wizard. Simply enter your job title and your
Why your zip code? See the next tip for the answer.
You May Need To Move
Salaries for the exact
same position can vary widely depending upon where you live. For example, if you
live in an area that has no state income tax, you can expect that to be
factored into the payscale. The same goes for the “sunshine benefit”
that results in lower salaries for people who live in the Southeast.
You May Need To Go Back To School
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Professional certifications are driving salary increases for IT professionals, while MBA degrees are opening up the doors to higher paying jobs in non-technical industries.”
USA Today reports that “Salaries and signing bonuses of fresh (MBA) graduates took a double-digit jump in 2005 to a record average $106,000.”
You can get a good idea of what the current education requirements are for the position that you’re seeking by checking out the hiring requirements of the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Top Paying Companies.
You don’t have to settle for mediocre pay, all you have to do is decide that it’s time for a change and then make that change happen. One way to start the process is to read Fast Track Careers: A Guide to the Highest Paying Jobs (Career Blazers) by William Lewis and Nancy Schuman.
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