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(Forbes)   The most surprising six-figure jobs in America   (forbes.com) divider line 38
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2012-07-31 08:42:19 PM  
6 votes:
They need to offer 6 figures to someone to redesign that ridiculous website.
2012-07-31 08:41:09 PM  
4 votes:
Sigh...Forbes MEANT to say "the top ten percent of some fields make six figures".

Stopped reading that POS pretty quick...I miss anything?
2012-07-31 08:56:52 PM  
3 votes:
blogs-images.forbes.com

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"
2012-07-31 08:52:57 PM  
3 votes:
For those who hate slideshows (like me), I took one for the team:

1. Theatrical Makeup Artists
2. Technical Writers
3. Gaming Managers
4. Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
5. Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
6. Art Directors
7. Transportation Inspectors
8. Broadcast News Analysts
9. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
10. Insurance Sales Agents
11. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
12. Writers and Authors
13. Film and Video Editors
14. Human Resources Managers
15. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
16. Multimedia Artists and Animators
17. Elevator Installers and Repairers
18. Loan Officers
19. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
20. Database Administrators

PunGent: Sigh...Forbes MEANT to say "the top ten percent of some fields make six figures".


I think what they're showing is that if 10% make 6 figures on average, then there is a career path towards it and it's likely someone will get there once they have X years of experience, unlike garbage man or administrative assistant where you start at minimum wage and max out at $40K.
2012-07-31 08:52:22 PM  
2 votes:

radarlove: 1. Metabolic Regulator
2. Pyloric Sphincter Opener
3. E. Coli Maintenance Technician
4. Pyloric Sphincter Closer
5. Eyeball Moistener
6. The Guy Who Scrapes BigMac Residue Out of Americans' Arteries


i48.tinypic.com

Would like to inquire into the price and availability of bolded services.
2012-07-31 08:46:30 PM  
2 votes:
None of that was surprising in the least bit. Especially since only the top 10% of the workers make that wage.

Did you know that boat captains, who are in charge of million dollar vessels and have a crew of people whose lives are in his hands, makes six figures??!?!? OMG!!!!

The guy who cleans Obamas toilet makes six figures. Are we really shocked by this?
hej
2012-08-01 07:38:11 AM  
1 votes:

stiletto_the_wise: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

"Wait a minute, if I am a database administrator, what am I doing with a screwdriver, a video card, and a bunch of memory boards on my desk???"


For an iMac, no less.
KIA
2012-08-01 12:33:42 AM  
1 votes:
Interestingly, Forbes seems to have completely skipped the legion of federal employees who all command enormous salaries in and around Washington D.C. as well as those working for state and local governments throughout the nation. I'm fairly sure there are a significant number of federal employees making six figures and probably a surprisingly high number of other government officials as well. Then you add the post office officials, mass transit officials and you get more.

I'm talking about actual official salaries, of course. Graft is never officially counted.

Lobbyists can simply DIAF.
2012-08-01 12:16:16 AM  
1 votes:

Detwah: You want amazing six figure salaries......look no further than govt "workers".
All of whom do little, badly.



Why do you hate the military? And police. Firemen. Teachers. etc etc etc
2012-07-31 11:44:13 PM  
1 votes:

intelligent comment below: jjorsett: It's always fun watching a writer whose editor is on her ass to turn something in NOW try to come up with meaningful topics.


Not as much fun as watching you tea party libertarians twist and turn with the idiotic posts you make on fark

/is fark right wing troll on the list of 100k jobs?


Wow, the cauldron of resentment has finally boiled over and I get attacked even for non-political postings. I've arrived.

i48.tinypic.com
2012-07-31 11:34:48 PM  
1 votes:

towatchoverme: RealityChuck: That figure for writers and authors is ridiculous. The median earnings for an author from writing is less than $5000 a year. Maybe 50 writers make six figures or more, but the idea that writers make a lot of money is absurd.

Define "writers."

Many ad copy writers, technical writers, speechwriters, freelance communications experts, PR flaks and newspaper columnists make over six figures.

That's one of the reasons I chuckle so heartily at the Fark "English major/fries with that" cliché. In my experience, a good writer can almost always find a way to make north of 100k.

Unless, of course, they're out to write the Great American Novel and create "AHHHHT."

Those guys eat a lot of ramen noodles.


Screw "AHHHHT". Crap like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey prove the public will buy crap and call it AHHHHT. Get me a meeting with these guys agents. THAT'S how you get to be a six figure author.
2012-07-31 10:50:00 PM  
1 votes:

RealityChuck: That figure for writers and authors is ridiculous. The median earnings for an author from writing is less than $5000 a year. Maybe 50 writers make six figures or more, but the idea that writers make a lot of money is absurd.


Define "writers."

Many ad copy writers, technical writers, speechwriters, freelance communications experts, PR flaks and newspaper columnists make over six figures.

That's one of the reasons I chuckle so heartily at the Fark "English major/fries with that" cliché. In my experience, a good writer can almost always find a way to make north of 100k.

Unless, of course, they're out to write the Great American Novel and create "AHHHHT."

Those guys eat a lot of ramen noodles.
2012-07-31 10:43:04 PM  
1 votes:
Not on the list:
img821.imageshack.us

Bring it!
2012-07-31 10:27:22 PM  
1 votes:
For those confused about "gaming manager" I'm guessing that's more along the lines of a casino manager/pit boss, and less of "the guy who sets up guild raids" on WOW.
2012-07-31 10:23:43 PM  
1 votes:
Nobody has mentioned real estate agents yet?
Most jobs have SOME difference between the bottom and top of the pay scale. Not real estate.

High earning real estate agents do the exact same job as other agents, some make $30,000 some make $300,000
2012-07-31 10:19:36 PM  
1 votes:

Macular Degenerate: For those who hate slideshows (like me), I took one for the team:

1. Theatrical Makeup Artists
2. Technical Writers
3. Gaming Managers
4. Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
5. Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
6. Art Directors
7. Transportation Inspectors
8. Broadcast News Analysts
9. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
10. Insurance Sales Agents
11. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
12. Writers and Authors
13. Film and Video Editors
14. Human Resources Managers
15. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
16. Multimedia Artists and Animators
17. Elevator Installers and Repairers
18. Loan Officers
19. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
20. Database Administrators


At least half of those are commission or piece work, which if you have any experience in them at all, you know that the top 10% make 100x as much as the bottom 10% and making money and the right connections is damn hard work. Part of that comes from lying, cheating, and stealing their way to the top, but that's part of the business; it's not a place for ethical employees. Farmers and Ranchers? You mean people who own vast tracts of land and sell their products and lease the remainder - in other words, small business owners - can make a lot of money? You don't say.

Database administrators is surprising?
2012-07-31 09:54:25 PM  
1 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: PanicMan: I decree God-is-a-Taco wins the thread!

Wow, thanks guys. I need a muse to be creative and that picture hit me. Sorry, I'm not usually very motivated to do that stuff.


Keep it up. I saw a slideshow recently that declares that writers make a lot of money, surprisingly.
2012-07-31 09:40:06 PM  
1 votes:
I decree God-is-a-Taco wins the thread!
2012-07-31 09:15:45 PM  
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: Engineers will gladly work 80 hours a week for 30000$.


Not all of us!
2012-07-31 09:07:32 PM  
1 votes:
Home economics instructors who teach at the college level

They teach home ec in college??
2012-07-31 09:06:56 PM  
1 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"


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2012-07-31 09:03:52 PM  
1 votes:

Macular Degenerate: 5. Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels


I am a tax preparer. I had a client walk in one day, years ago, and he smelled bad. I mean, this man was stinky. Something had died in his beard. He threw a sopping wet W-2 onto my desk.

"That's all I got," he told me. I started to enter his information. Then I stopped. My brain told me there was something wrong with that W-2; the number in box 1 was way too big. I glanced at the stinky geezer sitting across my desk and asked him, "excuse me, sir, what do you do?"

He said, "I'm the tugboat cap'n." Not a tugboat captain; the tugboat captain. And the "t" in captain is silent.

So, yes, you can earn good money doing some disgusting jobs.
2012-07-31 08:58:58 PM  
1 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"


That's great stuff! You should do more stock photos.
2012-07-31 08:57:48 PM  
1 votes:
You want amazing six figure salaries......look no further than govt "workers".
All of whom do little, badly.
2012-07-31 08:56:54 PM  
1 votes:

URAPNIS: MFAWG: Dont Call Me Shirley: six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.

No, but it's still more than the vast majority of Americans make

I honestly have no idea what I would do with that much money.


I don't know where you live, but in Chicago a six figure job allows you to live at a very average level, especially if you have kids and live in the city.
2012-07-31 08:54:08 PM  
1 votes:
Writer/Author?

newvintageleadership.com
2012-07-31 08:52:10 PM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: Dont Call Me Shirley: six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.

No, but it's still more than the vast majority of Americans make


I honestly have no idea what I would do with that much money.
2012-07-31 08:51:01 PM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.


There were 19 Americans with a six-figure job in them at Penn State
2012-07-31 08:48:58 PM  
1 votes:

Dont Call Me Shirley: six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.


No, but it's still more than the vast majority of Americans make
2012-07-31 08:46:38 PM  
1 votes:
Didn't we just learn that happiness capped out at $70k? I figured we all just turned the rest back in.
2012-07-31 08:45:57 PM  
1 votes:
It's always fun watching a writer whose editor is on her ass to turn something in NOW try to come up with meaningful topics.
2012-07-31 08:43:16 PM  
1 votes:

PunGent: Sigh...Forbes MEANT to say "the top ten percent of some fields make six figures".

Stopped reading that POS pretty quick...I miss anything?


Nope. Nevermind that the bottom 10% of each of the fields cited pays $10/hour. In a competitive market.
2012-07-31 08:42:49 PM  
1 votes:
How about stock photographers?

How often to you get to take a picture of an aging male model appearing to maintain an elevator?
2012-07-31 08:41:47 PM  
1 votes:
1. Metabolic Regulator
2. Pyloric Sphincter Opener
3. E. Coli Maintenance Technician
4. Pyloric Sphincter Closer
5. Eyeball Moistener
6. The Guy Who Scrapes BigMac Residue Out of Americans' Arteries
2012-07-31 08:40:21 PM  
1 votes:
six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.
2012-07-31 08:38:34 PM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.


img841.imageshack.us
2012-07-31 08:36:59 PM  
1 votes:
Really profitable prostitutes?
2012-07-31 08:32:15 PM  
1 votes:
If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.
 
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