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(MSNBC)   The highest paid careers in America. Strangely missing is the "internet armchair quarterback"   (bottomline.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 44
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2012-07-03 09:37:07 AM
I hear FARK shill pays pretty well.
 
2012-07-03 09:37:16 AM
...and Fark submitter.
 
2012-07-03 09:39:28 AM
The guy on the corner told me "fluffer" was hardest job you could get....not sure when it comes to pay.
 
2012-07-03 09:42:54 AM

karnal: The guy on the corner told me "fluffer" was hardest job you could get....not sure when it comes to pay.


It pays at the end of the job. But it sometimes pays big.
 
2012-07-03 09:45:55 AM
List fails without pot farmer.
 
2012-07-03 09:50:32 AM
Docs I work for pull in almost a million a year. I know I know median, average, yadda yadda but its unbelievable. shiatty job though that requires having no life.

/list says lawyer pays high
//guess I'm gonna get my law degree online
///seems like a huge, growing market
 
2012-07-03 09:54:13 AM
Whenever I see lists like this I think, I'm going to give up the crappy job I hate so much and pays so little and just do one of these things. While I'm still motivated, does anyone know where I can get one of those CEO jobs?
 
2012-07-03 09:56:59 AM
The list is fairly meaningless fluff without some kind of ROI or cost/benefits analysis of the education and time commitments for the job.

The jobs I'm familiar with on there - Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer, involve many long years of education and stacks of odd hours if you're doing it right.
 
2012-07-03 09:57:26 AM
ctrl+f: teachers.

Huh, zero results. Strange. I thought we were rolling int he dough.
 
2012-07-03 09:58:15 AM
I've got to start previewing. Dammit all to hell
 
2012-07-03 10:02:06 AM
I wonder how much internet overlord makes? Someone who is better at math multiply $5 by the Total Fark compilation and add in the ad revenue.
 
2012-07-03 10:04:34 AM
images.tvrage.com

Charlie: Who gets more respect and admiration in this country than war heroes?
Frank: Athletes.
Charlie: Yeah, that's true, but after that.
Frank: Rock stars.
Charlie: Yeah, also true, but after that, Frank.
Frank: Actors.
Charlie: Ye-Right.
Frank: Models.
Charlie: Yes, look-
Frank: Rich people.
 
2012-07-03 10:06:01 AM
Interesting.

Jobs that mostly require a higher level of education pay more.
 
2012-07-03 10:06:08 AM
The ROI can be measured monetarily if you look at education costs, insurance, and fees etc. Then add in the average amount of hrs worked. But the job satisfactions issue is almost entirely personal/ internal.

Pharma and Air Traffic Cont is (IMO) one of the best jobs out there as far as money spent to return. Especially ATC. their wages are fairly standardized, the hours they work are controlled, and their job is fairly easy most of the time. Great career choice.

Once you get hired into a tower you pretty much make 112K or more. You walk into a 100+K job and only spend a fraction of what many pay for a worthless degree at some private school.
 
2012-07-03 10:06:24 AM

Carousel Beast: The list is fairly meaningless fluff without some kind of ROI or cost/benefits analysis of the education and time commitments for the job.

The jobs I'm familiar with on there - Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer, involve many long years of education and stacks of odd hours if you're doing it right.


4th on the list is petroleum engineer, which only needs a 4 year BS degree (as opposed to the doctors and lawyers) and doesn't require already being rich (CEO) to get the job. I would strongly advise getting into that by doing chemical engineering or something other than straight up petroleum, leaves a lot more 'outs' for when the market turns. The time commitments for the job aren't bad at all, the standard 40 hours a week plus 'you're on salary, so whatever extra time you need to get the job done'. Most places have 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off, or 28 days on/28 days off if you want something different. During busy times it can be more - worked more than a thousand hours of overtime (unpaid) last year, but got a sweet bonus for it.
 
2012-07-03 10:07:22 AM
Oh, and petroleum is hiring anybody with a pulse, so there's that too.
 
2012-07-03 10:07:46 AM
No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.
 
2012-07-03 10:08:40 AM
Power Plant Operations and Maintenance also pay great. In many plants you only need a tech degree (2+ yrs) and you can earn from 80-160K per year.
 
2012-07-03 10:14:25 AM
No. 1: Doctors and surgeons
no kidding, and que the *I want my doctors paid like rockstars" idiots..

meanwhile in japan:


"Keeping Costs Low
Japanese patients also stay in the hospital much longer than Americans, on average. They love technology such as magnetic resonance imaging; they have nearly twice as many scans per capita as Americans do. A neck scan can cost $1,200 in the United States ($98 in japan http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/interviews/ ikegami.html).

Professor Ikegami Naoki, Japan's top health economist, explains how Japan keeps MRIs affordable. "Well, in 2002, the government says that the MRIs, we are paying too much. So in order to be within the total budget, we will cut them by 35 percent," Ikegami says.

So here's a country with the longest life expectancy, excellent health results, no waiting lists and rock-bottom costs. Is anyone complaining?
Well, the doctors are. Kono says he's getting paid peanuts for all his hard work.
If somebody comes in with a cut less than 6 square inches, Kono gets 450 yen, or about $4.30, to sew it up. "It's extremely cheap," he says.

Kono is forced to look for other ways to make a yen. He has four vending machines in the waiting room. In a part of Tokyo with free street parking, he charges $4 an hour to park at his clinic. The upside is that virtually no one in Japan goes broke because of medical expenses. Personal bankruptcy due to medical expenses is unheard of in Japan, says Professor Saito Hidero, president of the Nagoya Central Hospital."
 
2012-07-03 10:30:48 AM
"No. 10: Industrial-organizational psychologist

•Average annual salary: $124,160

•Current employment: 1,230"

Well, that was my master after my bachelor in psychology. Now to just move to the US.

/Never moving to the US
 
2012-07-03 10:30:53 AM

xanadian: No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.


I wonder if they lump in all the CTOs with this category which would raise the average significantly? If not then I'm confused because I would swear I'm on the high end of spectrum (10+ years of experience) and I'm certainly not approaching $125k.

Though my title is technical architect so I may not be included ... or maybe the list just sucks.
 
2012-07-03 10:31:41 AM

xanadian: No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.


Yeah, this
 
2012-07-03 10:35:40 AM
Having just received an estimate of about $9,000 for 3 implant teeth, #2 does not surprise me in the slightest. I sure am glad I have dental/medical ins...oh, that doesn't cover implants? Not even if the teeth are congenitally missing? It's considered cosmetic?

Nuts.
 
2012-07-03 10:42:38 AM

BrotherMalcolm: Pharma and Air Traffic Cont is (IMO) one of the best jobs out there as far as money spent to return. Especially ATC. their wages are fairly standardized, the hours they work are controlled, and their job is fairly easy most of the time. Great career choice.

Once you get hired into a tower you pretty much make 112K or more. You walk into a 100+K job and only spend a fraction of what many pay for a worthless degree at some private school.


Not only that, but it's the only job on the list that does not require a college degree.
 
2012-07-03 10:45:00 AM
Just had an implant, the sucking sound was cash flying out of my wallet.
 
2012-07-03 10:47:24 AM
"Industrial-organizational psychologists need a master's, specialist, or doctoral degree in psychology."

fix'd

It's damn good pay, the company will literally throw money at your face. It's a scam, though, and I can't recommend it to anyone who isn't a sociopath.
 
2012-07-03 10:48:14 AM
I'm looking for a low stress, high paying job. I heard the last one is already taken. Anybody got any ideas?

/already have high stress, high pay.
//ain't worth it.
 
2012-07-03 10:58:04 AM

joaquin closet: I'm looking for a low stress, high paying job. I heard the last one is already taken. Anybody got any ideas?


Heir
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-07-03 10:58:23 AM

teknophile4385: xanadian: No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.

Yeah, this


Really?
Well, it must be where I live (NY) but I have that shiat beat by a long run.

/of course I am a degree holding engineer with 20 years in the field, might make a difference
//and the firms in NY know they have to pay for the good talent
 
2012-07-03 11:10:09 AM

gja: teknophile4385: xanadian: No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.

Yeah, this

Really?
Well, it must be where I live (NY) but I have that shiat beat by a long run.

/of course I am a degree holding engineer with 20 years in the field, might make a difference
//and the firms in NY know they have to pay for the good talent


Based on my pay as a non-manager, but with 1 more grade between me and mgmt, I'm sure this is where pay is for any entry-mid level manager in my organization. We're big, and pride ourselves in attracting talent, but we're in the middle of the midwest, far from what I'd consider "big city"

Then again, I have a buddy who is the "CIO" of a non-profit and his salary is 1/2 what mine is.
 
2012-07-03 11:34:05 AM

xanadian: No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.


I'm pretty close to that and I'm not even a manager. Ten years of experience though.

/DC
 
2012-07-03 12:01:17 PM

Tannhauser: Just had an implant, the sucking sound was cash flying out of my wallet.


I know, right? I could use 2, and I'm thinking I could come out ahead getting them overseas, even with plane fare.
 
2012-07-03 12:02:02 PM
Their numbers were put out there just to troll, right? Lawyers compete with each other for jobs that pay less than minimum wage.

Going to law school is the new getting pregnant at fifteen.
 
2012-07-03 12:16:13 PM
These salaries are obviously averages, and are pretty much meaningless. Out here in SF, those salaries aren't even worth a laugh in the recruiter's face. In Bumblefarck, Alabama, they'd let you live like a prince.
 
2012-07-03 12:20:41 PM
Why would someone think internet armchair quarterback gets paid anything? I think I am missing something here.
 
2012-07-03 12:32:39 PM

Bleyo: xanadian: No. 9: Computer and information systems manager

•Average annual salary: $125,660

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breath* ...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, right.

I'm pretty close to that and I'm not even a manager. Ten years of experience though.

/DC


I work in government. Might explain a few things, I guess. :-/

/your tax dollars at work, biatches
 
2012-07-03 12:37:00 PM
I wonder if the atc average includes non FAA controllers. Dod controllers do okay (civilians, we enlisted don't make shiat), but American contract controllers don't do nearly as well. FAA controllers and overseas contractors do way, way better than the rest.
 
2012-07-03 12:45:53 PM

FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: rolling int he dough


Rolling in He Dough?

Fluffer conversation is a few posts up.
 
2012-07-03 12:57:58 PM

BrotherMalcolm: The ROI can be measured monetarily if you look at education costs, insurance, and fees etc. Then add in the average amount of hrs worked. But the job satisfactions issue is almost entirely personal/ internal.

Pharma and Air Traffic Cont is (IMO) one of the best jobs out there as far as money spent to return. Especially ATC. their wages are fairly standardized, the hours they work are controlled, and their job is fairly easy most of the time. Great career choice.

Once you get hired into a tower you pretty much make 112K or more. You walk into a 100+K job and only spend a fraction of what many pay for a worthless degree at some private school.


Scanning through the page, I read that as Air Traffic Coont.

/reading comprehension failure
 
2012-07-03 01:00:09 PM
Anyone realize that Alaska is mentioned about 4 times in this list? As if being sparsely populated had anything to do with it.
 
2012-07-03 01:27:19 PM
I shoulda done the ATC. I spend all day starring at a LCD screen anyway, I may as well do something that is more productive to Society as a whole.

Law is a joke, unless you go to a very good school and get a very good gig as an intern then eventual partner you ain't making bank and will work your life away (well you'll work your life away anyway with crazy hours). Any kind of social change law or low income org and you'll be lucky to make more than a teacher fresh out of college, which as shiatty as kids sometimes are, will have less stress than your ass. Of course you will make a difference in the world. So you have that going for you, which is nice.
 
2012-07-03 02:03:49 PM

ratagorda: Interesting.

Jobs that mostly require a higher level of education pay more.


Funny how that works out.

stiletto_the_wise: These salaries are obviously averages, and are pretty much meaningless. Out here in SF, those salaries aren't even worth a laugh in the recruiter's face. In Bumblefarck, Alabama, they'd let you live like a prince.


But you do pay $100k a year in rent though.
 
2012-07-03 02:24:52 PM
Studying for an MIS in grad school. I can't wait until I'm almost done and some article comes out saying, "Tech firms begin cutting and outsourcing their IS management."
 
2012-07-03 04:03:51 PM

stiletto_the_wise: These salaries are obviously averages, and are pretty much meaningless. Out here in SF, those salaries aren't even worth a laugh in the recruiter's face. In Bumblefarck, Alabama, they'd let you live like a prince.


So I guess you pay extra for all that smug? I think I would rather live in Alabama
 
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