A job and a career are two commonly confused terms among so many people. While jobs offer a form of personal satisfaction and a way to earn a living wage, they are completely different from careers. Careers require education and experience in said field and they pay more handsomely for time spent at the workplace than most jobs do. Most of the top paying careers in the United States also required advanced degrees, continuous training and many years of experience.
Contrary to general opinion, I believe healthcare workers don’t really get what they deserve for their services. Despite the heavy working conditions, they are underpaid comparing to many other sectors in the U.S. If you don’t agree with me, let’s take a closer look to some of the careers and jobs and see what they make for their services.
Chief Executive Officer
The education and level of experience of a CEO varies from company to company. However, a CEO must have a long history of management experience. Salaries range from a well five figure to millions of dollars a year. For Fortune 500 CEO’s, sky is the limit.
The annual income of an Engineering Manager is $120,580. Almost all the engineering fields require massive experience and of course, an education is necessary. Once can work in different engineering settings including civil engineering, environmental engineer and electrical engineer to mention a few.
A strong background in management is necessary in this career choice. Experts in this field also have Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering.
A paralegal assistant is one of the most important persons in a law firm. They help lawyers in providing legal service to clients. They can perform any duty other than representing client in court or issuing legal advice.
A Legal Assistant has the responsibility to assist a lawyer in handling a case. They research, prepare arguments and write reports. They are more like lawyers only that they do not legal advice to clients or represent clients in the court. You must have a thorough knowledge of law and years of experience to serve as a Legal Assistant. You must be an exceptional communicator, a keen researcher, flexible, organized and resilient. Salary for a paralegal / legal assistant varies between 30k to 120k a year depending upon the sector.
This is a great position for qualified nurses who would love to travel to work in temporary places. The advantages of this career include growth and development, personal adventure and higher pay. Those who choose this career path can be recruited by an agency or work as an independent contractor.
RN nurse or the Registered Nurse is a graduate from a nursing program at a College or the University. Usually, one must pass the National Licensing Exam to obtain a Nursing License. The scope of practice of a Registered Nurse is determined by the government responsible for healthcare in the region and the respective school. The two bodies clearly outline what is legal practice for the nurses and the task they should and should not perform.
Computer and Information System Managers
Information Technology is one of the well-paying careers in the market today. On average, the annual salary of Computer and Information System Managers is $118, 710. Experts in this field have education and extensive experience in Information Technology and Computer Engineering.
Financial Managers are charged with the responsibility of managing mutual fund, banks, credit unions, financial institutions and stock brokerage. A financial manager must have several years of experience in Management and Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration.
The average annual salary of a Sales Manager is $110,390. A Sales Manager does not necessarily need to have a formal education in Sales Management. This is because experience in this field is given a much higher value than an education in Sales Management.