Money Can’t Solve All Your Problems, But It Can Solve All Your Money Problems

Money Can’t Solve All Your Problems, But It Can Solve All Your Money Problems

OK. No inspiring quotes today. Today is just about money.

You still need a quote? You already know the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold makes the rules.”

So, salary. Dinero. Do-re-mi. How much money can you set yourself up to be paid, for whatever training you have to offer?

“Drop-out needed to clean toilets”. This isn’t you. You’re all about money. You’re willing to do the work, get the degree.

So let’s take a look. Here are some median salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Check them out… ranked by (what else?) dollars.

  • Medicine
    $145,600
    A to of years invested, but a big payoff.
  • Dentist
    $132,140
    Not a bad runner-up. Long years in school pay off over a lifetime.
  • Law
    $102,470
    The legal gunslingers have to do years of study but not as long as doctors or dentists.
  • Pharmacy
    $94,520
    On down the scale of earning, but a degree brings security and still, good money.
  • Physician Assistant
    $74,980
    Once you score a bachelor’s degree, two years if training gets you there.
  • Software Engineering
    $79,780
    (Applications Software)
    $85,370
    (Systems Software)
    Tops in job growth according the US Gov. Get that sheepskin.
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
    $63,000 to $80,000
    These days these folks run the world, for the most part. This is a starting salary, the sky’s the limit.
  • Education Administration
    $77,740
    Higher degrees are often needed, much academic work.
  • Construction Management
    $73,700
    Over half of all schools offer grad degrees in this field.
  • Veterinary Science
    $71,990
    A ton of study, equal to human medicine, if this is for you.
  • Finance
    $66,590
    Another entry level salary, where you can go up very very high, with the right degree(s).
  • Art Direction
    $68,100
    Surprise surprise! Art pays? If you have the credentials.
  • Computer Systems Analysis
    $69,740
    Geeks rule, if they know how.
  • Civil Engineering
    $68,600
    learn to build big things, and maybe start your own company, and build a very big salary.
  • Industrial Engineering
    $68,620
    Deep course studies, for the linear minded.
  • Computer Programming
    $65,610
    Once you learn how, you can make this salary working for others, or make billions creating software for the whole world.
  • Sales Management
    $65,510
    Basic business degree, but incredibly flexible in finding work.

OK, so money isn’t everything. Think of these salaries as starting points. Your degree, your background, your personality, all will impact your salary and your quality of enjoyment in your job. But today, we’re just about the money.

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