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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by James~P, Aug 20, 2003.
What are some high paying careers?
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.
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.
Patent Law is a big one. Jeff
hows that work? the field of Law has always interested me... i'm assuming that deals with suits regarding patents/patent applications?
0_0 wow. talk about earning your money...
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.
I heard being a gigolo makes good cash. Ofcourse, there is always law, medicine, bioengineering, entertainment, pro athlete, did I say gigolo yet?
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.
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.
Try Pharmacy, you might be surprised...not as much as some of the other jobs mentioned, but still very good $$
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.
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. Jeff
Drug dealing pays quite well.