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There is a common belief that new comers do not earn much money. That is true to a certain extent, and most young adults who are just out of college have to move in with their parents because they cannot afford to stay alone.
There are, however, some jobs that offer better pay. If you choose your profession wisely, you can make big bucks. You don’t need to wait for 10 years to get a pay hike, as most of these jobs offer a good pay even if you are new to the profession. Author Laurence Shatkin has listed out these professions in his book 250 Best-Paying Jobs. Shatkin says that these professions will offer an annual income of $51,540 right from the entry level, as against the average salary of $44,410.
We are listing out the ten best jobs that will help you earn more money:
The job of a financial manager includes giving financial support and advice to clients. The starting wage of financial managers is $53,860. The median wage as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics is $103,910.
A mathematician uses mathematical techniques to solve various problems related to business, economics and engineering. The starting wage for this profession is $53,570, and the median wage is $99,380.
Airline pilots and flight engineers
An airline pilot flies the aircraft, and the flight engineer takes care of any technical problems associated with the aircraft. The starting wage for these professions is $55,330, and the median wage is $103,210.
Computer and information scientists, research
An information scientist provides information to the client about various data storage facilities. The starting wage of an information scientist is $57,480. The median wage is$100,660.
The starting wage of a lawyer is $54,460, and the median wage is $112,760.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who takes care of the dental related problems. The starting wage of a prosthodontist is $72,710, and the median wage is $118,400.
A chemical engineer produces chemicals and works on items that need chemical processing. The starting wage of a chemical engineer is $53,730, and the median wage is $90,300.
Nuclear engineers are responsible for conducting nuclear systems research and developing nuclear equipments. The starting wage is $68,300, and the median wage is $99,920.
An education administrator in secondary and elementary school runs the school, manages day to day activities, and takes care of the administration. The starting wage of an education administrator is $55,580, and the median wage is $86,970.
An orthodontist is responsible for treating malocclusions that may lead to tooth irregularity. The starting wage of an orthodontist is $100,980. The median wage is $166,400.
We know that times are tough but instead of sitting home reading the “want-ads” why not rather make some of your own luck. There are job GENUINE opportunities for work from home if you are willing to step out and try. I know there are scams but that doesn’t mean they all are, just be careful. My daughter, Leslie and I have been through some hard times and know the sinking feeling. That’s why we promise never to recommend anything unless we have checked it out first. Some of the ways to make money are so simple that you will ask yourself; “why didn’t I think of that”? – Today I am going to show you another of those.
Do you have a digital camera? Then you have a tool that can make you money and it doesn’t have to be a big expensive camera either. I have read some reviews that say you can use a phone camera and maybe you can but a regular digital camera will take a better picture. I looked at one in the mall the other day, 12 megapixels for less than $100. Most people have one already.
If you can take pictures there are people who will buy them (pay you a royalty for their usage). Thus you “sell” the same image over and over again. When companies design those flashy brochures or design websites they don’t hire a professional photographer to run around and look for subjects. They go in the Internet to sites that sell such images, pay a fee and download them. If the picture is yours you just made a sale.
Who wants to buy your pictures? There are realtors, entrepreneurs, writers, travel agents, teachers, insurance companies, illustrators, writers and many others. Everyone is busy and they look for fresh content to stay competitive. They go to sites that you will be shown, they pay a royalty for the usage then download them. You can sell the same picture over and over again. I can’t tell you how many times, in surfing the web I have come across the same image.
With shopping, vacations and just the general desire to avoid stress during this jolly time of year, the holidays may be a tempting time to take a break from the job search. Nobody’s hiring during the holidays—who is going to look at your resume if everyone is on vacation, right?
Forget all the myths surrounding the holiday job search. ‘Tis the season to land a job and bring a little extra holiday cheer into your lives. Here’s how:
1. Your Competition is at the Mall
Many people believe that no one hires between Thanksgiving and the middle of January. That couldn’t be further from the truth—lots of companies are finalizing their budgeting for the following calendar year, and making hiring decisions accordingly – IN SPITE OF WHAT YOU READ IN THE NEWSPAPER.
While it may be the season of good will, there’s nothing wrong in taking advantage of others’ misguided beliefs: many drop their job search for the period, crowding department stores and leaving the career path completely open for those smart enough to take advantage of the situation. Not all those with the power to hire are on vacation, so get those resumes out there as often as possible and let others miss out on the opportunities that presented themselves.
2. Take Advantage of the Holiday Cheer
We all know that most jobs don’t even make it to the job boards—they are either filled internally or through word of mouth recommendations. Holidays give you a great excuse to check in with your network and find out what might be available. Get your foot in the door with an informational interview, especially at a time when everyone is in the holiday spirit. The positive vibes will only enhance the mood and make the process a little less stressful and more rewarding. Whether you get the job during December or early next year, the holidays are the perfect time to position yourself as the right person for the job.
3. Holiday Cards are Not Just for Loved Ones
There’s more to the job search than submitting your resume for every opening you find. It’s about maintaining your contacts and keeping your name top of mind with those involved in the hiring process. So when you are mailing those holiday cards out, take the time to send some holiday well-wishes to those in your professional network—especially to that one guy who called you in June and said, “It was down between you and another candidate and we felt he fit our current needs better at this time.” A correspondence to touch base, discuss holiday plans and send well-wishes may spark a memory of how well-received you were earlier in the year, and the idea that you’d be a perfect fit for that position that just opened up. Maybe your resume needs some help, or maybe lots of help. Get it in shape BEFORE you need it.
4. Companies Make New Year’s Resolutions Too
Everyone starts out with high hopes for the coming year; and every company will want to start off 2011 with a bang. In order to get the ball rolling, they will want to hire in December and spend the remainder of their budget for 2010 in the process. The end of the year is the perfect time to spend what’s left–why shouldn’t that extra budget item be you?
5. Parties are Networking Opportunities
If all else fails, take advantage of holiday gatherings involving friends and/or family. You never know who will be there, and it may open up some opportunities for you to make a good impression. Make sure to have a good time, share your job search story without coming across as desperate or pushy, and try to meet as many new people as possible while solidifying your existing relationships. And whatever you do, don’t drink too much or ruin someone else’s experience with a sob story. Do all of that and you just might bump into the contact who follows up when she says: “email me your resume when you get a chance and I’ll see what I can do.” At the very least, these parties allow you to sharpen up your networking skills. And those will come in handy at all those future interviews that will come up because you remained persistent with your job search while everyone else was out making snow angels.