The economic recession has completely turned around the job market. Today, irrespective of the country, there are five sectors which are providing most of the highest-paying career opportunities―education, information technology, healthcare, media and communication, and business and finance.
A few years ago, corporate jobs were the most sought after in America. However, now, people not only look for jobs which are well-paying, but also those which offer stability and safety in terms of employment. That’s why, the focus has shifted more towards medical and technical jobs, from the business and finance jobs in the corporate sector.
|Well-paying Professions||Average Yearly Salary|
|Air Traffic Controllers||$110,000|
|Chief Executive Officers||$160,000|
|Financial Managers & Experts||$110,000|
|Information Systems & Computer Managers||$120,000|
|Natural Sciences Managers||$125,000|
|Obstetrician & Gynecologists||$195,000|
|Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons||$190,000|
According to researches in the American job market, the healthcare sector, including the medical field, will generate majority of the jobs in the future. The salaries of most of the medical and healthcare professionals will be at their peak. As compared to the availability of trained professionals, the number of job openings will be much more.
|Best Paid Medical Professions||Average Yearly Salary|
The job scenario in the UK is not much different from America. Government, medical jobs, and legal jobs, which are traditionally considered safe and recession-proof, are the most sought after today. They offer much better pay packages and stability, as compared to the jobs in the corporate sector.
|Best-paying Jobs in the UK||Average Yearly Salary|
|Air Traffic Controllers||£60,000 ($100,000)|
|Chief Executive Officers & Directors||£115,000 ($190,000)|
|Financial Managers, Financial Experts & Chartered Secretaries||£60,000 ($100,000)|
|Information Technology Professionals||£50,000 ($85,000)|
|Legal Professionals like Solicitors, Judges, Lawyers & Coroners||£50,000 ($85,000)|
|Medical Practitioners||£80,000 ($135,000)|
|Police Officers||£55,000 ($90,000)|
|Senior Officials of the National Government||£70,000 ($115,000)|
|Senior Officials in Local Government||£55,000 ($90,000)|
Disclaimer: Salaries are approximate, and will vary according to location, experience, and type of employment.
Majority of the jobs mentioned require you to attend college, get a degree as well as years of experience. So, if you are serious about entering any of these lucrative careers, start planning today.