Thursday, November 1, 2012

MUST University Career Desk - Top 5 Highest Paid Careers

Do you want to get a job that is not only interesting and challenging in terms of work context but also pays well? Look no further, because MUST University’s Career Center brings you a collection of the 5 highest paid careers to help you decide which field is for you!

Number 5 – Dentist; Salary: $132,660
Dentists enjoy great benefits, paramount of which is a great salary.There are numerous specializations (orthodontics, oral surgery and pediatrics, to name a few) in the field of dentistry, however many choose to pursue general practice.
Graduates must pass both written and practical exams. While most dental schools need only two years of college-level education, most candidates go ahead and acquire their bachelor’s degree. Dental school for general practitioners takes three to four years, and if one wants to specialize, one can plan on an added two to five years of training.

Number 4 - Airline Pilot; Salary: $134,090
We all are aware of the grand benefits enjoyed by commercial airline pilots—they fly just 100 hours per month due to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations -- it is quite a task to attain that status. Becoming certified as a pilot is not too severe; you need to be at least 18 years old and have at least 250 hours of flight experience to attain the basic licenses. Commercial airline pilots are required to be at least 23 years old, have at least 1,500 hours in the air, and pass a range of FAA tests (written, flight and instrument).

Number 3 - Engineering Manager; Salary: $140,210
Engineering managers are accountable for plans, coordination, research, design and production based operations. Typically, engineering managers establish precise technical or scientific goals, give broad outlines, plan the execution and, in a few cases, are in charge of the financial feasibility of a project.  Most engineering managers hold bachelor’s degrees, and many acquire post-graduate degrees, an MBA, a Master of Science or a doctorate, for instance.

Number 2 - Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Salary: $140,880
A CEO is the highest ranking official within a company (and easily the highest paid), and they are in charge of business strategies and day-to-day performance of the company on the whole.

There are many ways to become a CEO. In large companies, we are very likely to witness an employee with more than 30 years become the head honcho just as we witness the company hire an experienced executive manager.  In the corporate world, a bachelor’s degree is almost omnipresent due to which it’s better to acquire an MBA, not necessarily though.

Number 1 – Surgeon, Highest salary: $181,850
Yes, surgeons are the highest paid, especially surgeons who specialize in the treatment of illness or injury. Most surgeons choose to specialize in a particular area, like the heart or the brain. Even for general surgeons, the very core knowledge required to efficiently perform an operation can only be achieved through supplementary formal training and many years of on-the-job experience. Obviously, a four-year degree is required to go down this way, and biology or other sciences are favored because these provide basic knowledge that will be implemented in medical school. Post college, the first two years will be in classrooms, and the last two will entail working with patients under the monitoring of physician educators.

So there you have it! The top 5 highest paid jobs in the industry right from the desk of MUST University’s Career Center. MUST University Career Center is committed towards building students’ futures by equipping them with the necessary skills and capabilities as well as providing them with the opportunity to achieve their goals and fulfill their ambitions.