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Top 5 Highest Paying Professions 2012

Many people think that to earn enormous amounts of money one needs to be a super star. An actor, a rock star or even a business mogul that created an innovative and life changing product. It is good to note that in this article, where we list the top 5 highest paying jobs, none of these professions are listed. We will evaluate these professions and take a look at what the general salary is and what exactly it is they are. It is also good to note that the highest paying professions from 2010 have not changed to 2012 explaining a somewhat sustainable career path.

The top 5 highest paying professions in the world

5.  Dentist

The highest salary of a dentist can be up to $132,660. Although this, one of the highest paying health professions has had a negative stigma attached to it for being incredibly boring, it seems that with a pay check as high as this, it should ease the boredom somewhat. The studying time to become a dentist is about 8 years and it entails receiving a bachelor’s degree and then being accepted into dentistry school. You are able to further specialize into different field of dentistry and many dentists opt to have a private general practice.

4.  Airline pilot

This is one highest paying profession that inspires awe from both small children dreaming big and adults alike. The highest salary can be up to $134,090. It is an incredibly responsible job as you have an entire plane full of lives in your hands. Pilots need to be very focused and be highly knowledgeable about aviation. The stresses are evident and that may also add to the high pay check. The studying time of a pilot can be between 5 to 10 years depending on what airplane you would like to fly and if you would like to become a pilot. There is also much flying time needed before you can take on becoming a commercial pilot.

3.  Engineering manager

Engineering managers are mostly involved in determining technical or scientific goals and are sometimes involved in the financial aspect of a project. An engineering manager, someone who one of the highest has paid professions, can get a salary of up to $140,210. The studying process is quite a long one and can be between 6 to 7 years. One will have to complete a bachelor’s degree and then further specialize in an MBA, a Master of Science or a doctorate.

2.  CEO

This has not come as a shock as one of the highest paid professions. To be a CEO (chief executive officer) holds much responsibility. They are the highest ranking person within a company and oversee the company as a whole with the board of directors. The highest salary a CEO can acquire is around $140,880. Although there is no set degree to become a CEO, knowledge on business and entrepreneurship is key.

1.  Surgeon

This is the highest paid medical profession. An acclaimed surgeon can make up to $181,850. There are many different fields a surgeon can practice in but all of these avenues take up to 10 to 15 years of training and studying. The road is long but in the end it is worth it and not only would you have the honor of receiving the title win of the highest paid professions but it is a well respected career.

Jemma Scott is an avid writer of topical news from around the world and different careers.

Her interest stems from her experience working in serviced offices Edinburgh and serviced offices Leicester.

 

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It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

“Mom! Wake up, it’s time for you to go to school!” Wait, what? That doesn’t sound quite right. Or does it? In today’s world, older people who did not graduate college are finding ways to go back to school and finish their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. This is the case with Kristine Timson-Bates and Linda Timson, a mother and daughter pair who are getting their Bachelor’s degree together at Rasmussen College in Fort Myers.

Kristine and Linda”s Story

It all began at a local car club. Kristine, the 26-year-old daughter of Linda, had what seemed to be a random conversation with the Dean of Admissions at Rasmussen. The Dean told her that she should go enroll on campus. Linda went and took a look at the campus and enrolled fairly quickly. Linda noticed how easy it could be and followed her daughter’s footsteps. Kristine said this about the situation, “We were both thrilled and a little nervous putting ourselves in the same environment.” Kristine has decided to major in Digital Design and Animation while Linda is getting her degree in Business Management.

Linda who was previously working at Walmart now takes general education classes with her daughter. They meet up on campus to discuss their classes and their schedules. Many college students may be petrified thinking of going to school with their mothers. Kristine, on the other hand, has found that she enjoys the new time spent together. “It’s great because we are both very competitive at heart and both have the desire to learn…We are not only each other’s cheerleaders but toughest critics as well. It really makes me happy seeing my mom succeed in something she didn’t think was an option for her and seeing her make new friends,” Kristine says.

How can I do that?

Linda is not the only mother who has gone back to college after so many years. People are doing it all across the nation. With today’s programs and opportunities, anyone and everyone can go and get their degree. You may be thinking you can’t because you are too old, you have too many kids, there is not enough time, or you don’t have any money. These reasons are all just excuses. There are online programs where you can take classes from home, in your own time frame. There are also lots of scholarships that you can qualify for. In order to go back to college like Linda you need to go through these steps:

1. Decide that you want to go back to school. Once you make the decision don’t go back on it.

2. Choose what you want to major in. Find something you love and that you could see yourself doing for a long time.

3. Meet with a career counselor. These professionals have been trained in colleges and helping people. They can really help you answer any questions you may have.

4. Choose what type of school. For example, decide whether you want to do an online program or go to a physical college campus.

5. Choose your school. After you research your options and have a look around, make a choice that you love and make sure it fits with your schedule.

6. Find a way to get the money you need. Start applying to those scholarships!

7. Start remembering what it’s like to study. Make sure you get yourself into the mindset of a student again. It has probably been a while. This is one of those times when it is acceptable and even encouraged to go to your children for help.

Now that you have all the steps you need. Follow Linda’s example. Don’t let anything scare you out of doing it, or you may always regret it.

About the Author

Meagan Hollman composes pieces for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers gets people to start an online education. Once you’ve figured out an online education is right for you, we will help you understand which online colleges and online courses you can choose from to reach your goals.

 

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