Fifty-Dollar-an-Hour Earning: EXCELLENT Salaries

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  1. polosanddunks

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    I figured theres a lot of college bound or students IN college that arent too sure about what they wanna pursue. Just wanted to post this ifyour concerned about salary issues. Im actually doing Petroleum Engineering and everything said about it in this is 99.9% True so i assume the rest is...



    Imagine that every hour you spend on the job makes you fifty dollars richer; two hours, and you're up to three figures; a year of full-time work,and you've got a six-figure salary. Fifty-dollar-an-hour careers net eight times the federal minimum wage. Only five percent of Americans command this kindof money. With the right online degree, you can be one of them.

    The following career paths will give you $50-an-hour earning power.


    1.Pharmacist


    Earnings (2007): $48.31/hour $100,480 salary

    Health care workers are gaining earning power by the day, as an aging population boosts demand for qualified professionals. Pharmacists play a critical role inlong-term care regimens, dispensing medications and advising patients about their use, possible side effects, and interactions with other drugs. Demand forpharmacists is expected to grow by twenty-two percent through 2016.

    A licensed pharmacist holds a
    Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The qualification, which has replaced the bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, is muchmore accessible than a medical or doctoral degree. It begins with the standard two-year undergraduate core curriculum, followed by four academic years (orthree calendar years) of professional pharmacy career training. About a quarter of the Pharm.D. program is dedicated to hands-on training in a clinicalsetting. If six years of college education seems daunting, consider embarking on a pharmacy technician career with a two-year associate's degree, and pursuing your Pharm.D. online while you work.

    2. Actuary (Management & Technical Consulting)


    Earnings (2007): $51.48/hour $107,080 salary

    In the wake of two major economic bubbles--the 2001 tech revolution and the 2008 mortgage crisis--better risk analysis suddenly lookslike a good idea. The private sector is already putting renewed emphasis on calculating and hedging risk. Actuaries specialize in risk assessment, analyzingstatistical data to calculate the probability of different outcomes and forecast risk.

    Numbers are the basis of an actuary's job. A bachelor's degree combining mathematics and business courses offers the best preparation for actuarial work.Some online degree programs offer a specialized program in actuarial science, but a bachelor's degree in statistics, corporate finance, economics, or business will also offer the appropriatecareer training. Job opportunities look strong through 2016, with 24 percent growth predicted across the industry. The Department of Labor indicates the mostoptimism for health care and consulting firm jobs, where demand and earnings are highest.

    3. Marketing Manager


    Earnings (2007): $54.52/hour $113,400 salary

    While engineers and industrial designers develop a company's goods and services, marketing managers determine how to make moneyfrom these products. Marketing professionals develop pricing strategies, monitor market trends, and oversee the presentation of the product. They are, ineffect, the liaison between the company's product or services and its customer base. As a marketing manager, expect to add management and leadership skillsto your job description.

    Marketing managers may enter the field in a junior position with a bachelor's degree, preferably in business administration. But to advance to the $50-an-hour club, head onwardto a master's degree in business administration. The MBA is widely available online to accommodate workingprofessionals. Many aspiring managers will start on the ground floor as a marketing associate and gradually build the experience and qualifications for amanagement role.

    4. High School Principal

    Earnings (2006): $44.70/hour $92,965 salary

    K-12 education administrators enjoy the perks of a teaching career--helping students, summers off--without the "labor oflove" salaries. In fact, the administrators at the pinnacle of their profession earn close to six figures. High school principals develop and coordinatethe school's program, implementing a curriculum, monitoring students' progress, and managing the school's budget.

    Administrators often start their careers as teachers and work their way up to a leadership role as they gain the necessary experienceand credentials. A master's degree in education administration (M.Ed.) is the standard qualification for a principal's job.These degrees are available online, making them accessible to working teachers.

    5. Petroleum Engineer


    Earnings (2007): $54.75/hour $113,890

    Engineers command the highest starting salary among bachelor's degree holders--and petroleum specialists rank at the upper end ofthe engineering salary spectrum. Demand for qualified petroleum engineers is expected to soar in coming years, as energy issues dominate the national agenda.Petroleum engineers create and optimize methods of extracting and processing oil and gas.

    A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering is all that stands between you and a petroleum engineering career. Look for aprogram with a specialized energy or petroleum engineering curriculum. Hands-on design and development training offers the best preparation for a $50+/hourcareer in R&D.

    Many industries offer the promise of $50 and up at the top of the career ladder. Online programs are making it easier than ever tojoin the elite ranks of your profession. Earn while you learn, and you'll be on track to make every minute on the job count.
     
  2. young dr0

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    ... did not know principals made that much.
     
  3. enlightenedespot

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    I am in the petroleum sector also. But I did not go to school for it. I just have connections with a few petroleum oil and gas companies. So I can getcertified and call it day. I don't feel like going back to school.

    Btw op, your going to love your job. And also hate it but the money is soo right that that will soon diminish and you will find yourself at far corners of theearth getting payed. The work is very hard and most work 12 hour shifts. And theres a lot of precautions to take and a lot of training for off shore petroleumoperations. But hey if you like money and your in the least a bit interested in the geophysical world you should be aight.

    Good luck man and if you ever work for Exxon/Mobil , they might just send you to the gulf of Guinea in central Afrika, where they are getting really reallypaid right now. I should know, I am here. haha.
    Enjoy man.
     
  4. dey know yayo

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    exxonmobil is goign to be a very bad company to work for in coming years because of the approaching public pension fund crisis. oil prices will start risingagain once the financial crisis turns into a monetary crisis, but that too will hurt XOM's revenues, because of their deeply vertically integreatedstructure. working for strictly supply side exploration and drilling based oil companies is good, especially those with operations in canada and america andaway from geopolitical hotspots but working for companies like exxonmobil, chevron, bp, etc is going to be a disaster in future years.
     
  5. jordanfanatic23

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    [​IMG], good looking. are you studying for Petroleum Engineering or working already?
     
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  7. angeezy

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    Yikes, I was thinking of becoming a Pharmacist.
     
  8. polosanddunks

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    for sure.Nah im done this semester and i already have a job lined up with Chevron. It was so easy to line up also which i was surprised about.

    enlightenedesp [​IMG] i got no problem with that. good look for the added info yall
     
  9. mideastbeast

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    Why do you think I'm in Pharmacy school ?

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  10. lurkin2long

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    Hollywood Movie Money>all them jobs
     
  11. mc otaku

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    [​IMG] They make it sound so easy.
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  12. zube42

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    I'm trying to become a marketing manager and get my MBA[​IMG]
     
  13. eddiehouse5

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    principals make 90 grand? word? i'm going to have to check this out.
     
  14. eight2one

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    [​IMG] They make it sound so easy.
    [​IMG] i know right.
     
  15. hyphysole

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    OP, is the school work for your major really hard? I know it has to be. And what exactly do you do while on the job as a petroleum engineer?
     
  16. belle155

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    those pharmacy figures are old. it does say 2007, but yeah, those are low numbers. not to sound greedy because I know the article says only 5% of americansmake this much, but when I think about myself where im at, and those at the top of the 5% (like the top 1%), its mindblowing to think about. the top 1% are themulti multi multi millionaire and billionaire crowd. then those jobs listed above, while still greater than 95% of americans, after taxes are makin 70Gs ayear. the difference among even the top 5% is no joke
     
  17. coolnificent

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    [​IMG] They make it sound so easy.
    If only [​IMG]
     
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  19. davidisgodly

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    Marketing majors [​IMG]




    never.
     
  20. paul is on tilt

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    Principals really make that much?! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    an MBA from University of Phoenix will not be regarded in the same light as say...an MBA from Columbia. If you're going to do it...do it right.
     
  22. polosanddunks

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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] they do make it sound easy though
     
  23. cincybcats22

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    Marketing and Finance Major checking in...
     
  24. physicx

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    wow

    didnt know principals made that much
     
  25. disfunctional

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    Street Pharmacist is where it's at.