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Teachers and academics will always tell you to pursue a career based on the subject which you are naturally inclined towards. Financially speaking there are some careers which are worth pursuing.

There are some careers which are highly demanding but they fail to justify the worker’s efforts with favorable earnings. You will potentially be working very passionately and very hard but in the end it will fail to make an impact on your earnings.

You could work very hard and hardly be making any money because of the career you have chosen. Or you could be hardly working but still making huge savings annually. Your career may demand that you have brilliant mind to accomplish your daily function.

Once you have chosen a career path which you find interesting the work will seem easy and hardly mentally challenging at all. Let’s look at some of the highest earning professionals.

1. Network Architects

These are the engineers who are behind the infrastructure provided in the LAN and the WAN setup of large corporations, ISP’s and offices. To become a Network Architect a candidate should have a bachelor’s qualification in the field of computer science.  

Network architects will be dealing with and connecting multiple networks for corporations, offices and or ISPs at once. The more experience and expertise they gain in dealing with multiple WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks), the higher their salary will be.

Pursuing multiple networking certifications from any of the following vendors will also increase the individual’s market value.

  1. Cisco
  2. Microsoft
  3. CompTIA
  4. Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  5. Professional ScrumMaster level III (PSM III)
  6. Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Some organizations prefer to hire master’s qualified candidates. For applicants considering working with financial institutions, banks or large conglomerates they can choose to select optional courses in the field of investment or banking.

Network Architects have a median pay of US $101,210. The salary will vary with experience.

2. Information Systems Manager

Also known more commonly as an IT manager, this is the person responsible for the entire IT infrastructure of an organisation. This is the individual which will decide which IT equipment and facilities each employee within a company will operate.

For some employees state of the art facilities will be mandatory, for example for doctors in the health sector. The IT manager is responsible to decide where to place the switches, routers, cables and whether an employee will receive a laptop or a PC. The IT manager will also decide protocols for the company’s LAN, WAN and CAN.

A qualified computer and information systems manager needs to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or an information science related qualification. They will be demanded to work full time, which is at least 40 hours in a week. Sometimes they might be required to work overtime and might be compelled to take a powernap.

The median pay for a qualified Computer and Information Systems Manager is US $ 141,000. This pay is subject to increase with experience.

3. Teachers

Teachers specialising in specific subjects are highly paid to teach students at a bachelor’s level and master’s level. There is stiff competition amongst teachers to qualify for a position in an accredited university as a teacher.

Teachers need to be highly qualified and they need to have the appropriate soft skills to achieve a successful long-term career. Once teachers achieve a high reputation they will often be directly contacted by students for help and assistance.

For example, a psychology teacher may be one who employs a fresh new perspective to teach time-honoured theories in the subject. Initially students may be apprehensive to take advantage of the teacher’s pioneering approach.

One student having achieved boundless success using the teacher’s techniques starts to inform his peers. Now all his peers want to secure his assistance before their examinations.

This is a full time job and teachers have the opportunity to make extra cash on the side by administering freelance services in their free time, for example assignment writing.

A teacher can earn minimum $39,580 – $75,279 based on the different region. It is the earnings of high school tutor. If any tutor works extra and provide tuition or coaching classes to students it will grow more.

A research says that usually extra efforting teacher can able to get $70,000 – $120,000 annually.

4. Radiologist

A radiologist is a person who works intricately both with machines and patients. A radiologist can be considered as both a physician and as a medical practitioner specialising in the field of obtaining medical images of patients.

A diagnostic radiologist will be working in coordination with a number of other medical professionals simultaneously.

A radiologist will use the following equipment to extract detailed images:

  • X-Rays
  • Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) Scanning
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) aka Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Fusion Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasonography

The images obtained from the following sources will be used to precisely diagnose the ailment of the patient.

 A work week for a UK radiologist is made up of approximately 35 to 40 working hours.

Depending on the institute they are working for, they may be allowed to choose or will be designated different work shifts. They must ensure that they follow all the appropriate standard operating procedures within each department.

A newly qualified radiologist can earn anywhere in between $29,190 to $38,920 per annum. Once they gain a good experience over time they can earn anything from $48,650 to $56,990 annually.

5. Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists are extremely capable doctors specialised in the administration of anaesthesia before and after surgery or operation.

Depending on the person’s qualifications it can take anywhere from 4 to 6 years after graduation to specialise in the field of anaesthesia. This is a profession who has to leave all their emotional baggage outside the door once they step in to their office.

If they have to deal with a difficult boss and their concentration is even a little bit off, the repercussions or the consequences could be fatal, literally.

Anaesthetists work in coordination with doctors and surgeons and have access to some of the most superlative office conditions. But their work hardly has any room for error and not for one who cannot bear excessive psychological pressure.

Once anaesthetists gain experience and the trust of their doctors their salary will be automatically increased.

This is a profession which has versatile office timings and a median pay of US $ 143,000. Being a full time job, anaesthetists can choose to work in the evenings or in the mornings.

6. Dentist

Becoming a fully qualified dentist who can operate on patients takes both time and a lot of determination. Aspirants in the UK need to complete their GCSE’s followed by A-level’s and University qualifications. After having completed the A-level’s, applicants need to complete a 5 year university qualification to become a dentist.

The higher qualification will present opportunities to aspiring students to exercise and experience what they’ve learned. The first year students will be learning mostly theory. From the second year students will be practicing what they’ve learned on corpses.

Once qualified as a full time dentist you will be working full time 9am to 5pm. Initially dentists will earn a salary of $43,583. If a fully qualified dentist is working with a community dental service, they can earn anywhere from $54,016 to $115,534.

Being a dentist is not like other qualifications where the learning process is limited to qualifying for a distinct certification. A dentist needs to keep themselves updated with the day-to-day developments in the field of dentistry.

This profession is one of the most highly rewarding professions but it is not for somebody who cannot commit to dedication.

7. Cardiologist

A cardiologist is a person who studies the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the heart and blood vessels. Before beginning their own practice students must initially complete their medical degree. The medical degree needs to be followed up with a 2 year foundation programme and a period of core training.

A person who specialises in cardiology will practice on adult patients. Cardiologists have the power to choose in which field they want to specialise.

In Foundation year 1 potential cardiologists will earn $36,993. In Foundation year 2 they will earn $42,819. This is the basic salary they will receive without including overtime.

Once cardiologists are fully qualified and enter in to the workforce they can expect to earn a basic salary of $50,680 to $64,230.

Being a cardiologist means spending between 40 to 50 hours with patients each week. This is a demanding profession which needs to be accustomed to working irregular hours as they are quite often on call.

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Angelina Silva is a modern and fashionable psychologist who enjoys travelling to new places. She is highly passionate about her dedication towards fashion and contributing her consultancy to Premium Jackets. The best thing about her is that she has an imaginative and versatile approach towards work while being methodical and tenacious at the same time.

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