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#1 of 62 James~P

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Posted August 20 2003 - 12:55 PM

What are some high paying careers?

#2 of 62 Patrick_S

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Posted August 20 2003 - 01:43 PM

Instead of picking a career solely on how much you can make I would suggest that you pick something you are passionate about.

There is nothing worse then having a doctor or lawyer who picked their professional solely on income potential.

#3 of 62 wally

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Posted August 20 2003 - 01:54 PM

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There is nothing worse then having a doctor or lawyer who picked their professional solely on income potential.


Agree 100%!

On the flip side, no amount of money can make up for a job that you love.

I won't say that exactly since every man/woman has his/her price...Posted Image

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#4 of 62 James~P

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Posted August 20 2003 - 01:56 PM

heh i'm only 15, not making any life decisions right now, i was just curious as to what kind of jobs pull in lotsa money.

#5 of 62 LDfan

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Posted August 20 2003 - 02:30 PM

Patent Law is a big one.


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#6 of 62 James~P

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Posted August 20 2003 - 02:31 PM

hows that work? the field of Law has always interested me... i'm assuming that deals with suits regarding patents/patent applications?

#7 of 62 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:58 PM

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Patent Law is a big one.


Well first you get at least a bachelors and better still a masters or PhD in a hard science and/or engineering. Then you practice that for many years. Then you go to law school. Then you take your state bar and also the USPTO exam (pass rate 30%). Then you can make $300 per hour.
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#8 of 62 James~P

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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:02 PM

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wow. talk about earning your money...

#9 of 62 Michael Reuben

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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:18 PM

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Then you can make $300 per hour.

Well, you can bill it. Whether you actually make it is another question altogether. Ask any managing partner. Posted Image

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#10 of 62 Gregg Shiu

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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:19 PM

Business ownership is another big payoff, bigger than any job and usually more than most professionals. Just remember there's more work you gotta put in for that extra dolla.
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#11 of 62 NicholasL

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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:35 PM

I heard being a gigolo makes good cash. Ofcourse, there is always law, medicine, bioengineering, entertainment, pro athlete, did I say gigolo yet?

#12 of 62 Scott_lb

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Posted August 20 2003 - 06:01 PM

I would advise looking at the overall utility of a given career. For example, some jobs pay very well but have large costs associated with them (doctors for example- opportunity costs, educational costs, etc.). Also, as stated previously, you cannot look only at the hourly billing rate. In my field, for example, consultants bill out at an average of $2,100 per day. However, the consulting firm gets most of the money and not the actual consultants themselves. Make your career related decisions based upon your interests, abilities, and business trends. Or, just be male "ho". I think Velvet Jones might sell a book for males looking to get into the profession as well.
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#13 of 62 Steve_Tk

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Posted August 20 2003 - 06:21 PM

CPA's have the potential to make good money in a good firm, if you can stand the most boring work on the planet. Looking at paper with numbers and advising clients, whoopee.

If you get your CPA and go to law school then you could rake in the cash for a large firm.

#14 of 62 Mike Wladyka

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Posted August 20 2003 - 11:36 PM

Try Pharmacy, you might be surprised...not as much as some of the other jobs mentioned, but still very good $$
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Posted August 21 2003 - 01:07 AM

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Patent Law is a big one.
I friggin hope so 'cause that's where I am heading. But gotta get that MSEE out of the way first Posted Image.

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Try Pharmacy,
Agreed. I read an article on this the other day, healthcare is going to be huge in the next several years, due to aging baby boomers. Pharmacists (whatever that means) can start off at 75K.

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#16 of 62 Steven K

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Posted August 21 2003 - 01:11 AM

Do NOT go into computer science - the pay is not very good anymore, and jobs are disappearing quicker than they are in probably any other field.

#17 of 62 Mike Wladyka

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Posted August 21 2003 - 01:59 AM

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Pharmacists (whatever that means)


It means putting pills from a big bottle into a little bottlePosted Image
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 02:28 AM

My wife works for a huge patent law firm. Starting attornies average about 125,000. They recently hired a patent attorney with a BS,MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and his starting pay was just over 500k per year.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:05 AM

Drug dealing pays quite well.
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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:34 AM

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I heard being a gigolo makes good cash

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just be male "ho".

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Well, you can bill it. Whether you actually make it is another question altogether. Ask any managing partner.
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