Professions That Can Make You Filthy Rich – Hitting The Books Can Pay Off – Big Time

  • Technical, Scientific and Healthcare fields are exploding and paying very well.
  • Maximize potential and, in the long run, defray exorbitant Student Loan debt.
  • Avoid these career paths if you aren't strong in the Sciences. Or faint at the sight of blood.

Are you determined to earn an education in a technical field rather than, say, with an English or Arts degree? While those sheepskins can lead to highly lucrative professional rewards, it’s not surprising that some of the best paying careers are in the Computer Science and Healthcare fields.  Here is a list of 12 well-paying jobs that could make you filthy rich by the time you’re ready for early retirement, after extensive educational requirements have been fulfilled.. But, to have a chance at amassing a small fortune over the next 20 years or so, you’ll have to earn it the old fashioned way: Going heavily into student loan debt…

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Education Requirements: Pass a certification exam by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Job Availability: Growing

Average Annual Salary: $66,000

Web Developer

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field like Computer Science or Information Technology

Job Availability: Growing

Average Annual Salary: $67,000

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner not only pays well, but it provides a much-needed service to your community. The health care community has experienced the most growth of any other industry over the past few decades. And, there’s no reason to believe that won’t be the case for decades to come.

Registered Nurse

Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (preferred) or completion of an accredited, state certified training program.

Job Availability: Excellent

Average Annual Salary: $70,000

Dental Hygienist

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene (preferred) or completion of an accredited, state certified training program.

Job Availability: Highly competitive

Average Annual Salary: $75,000

Computer Systems Analyst

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences

Job Availability: Sluggish

Average Annual Salary: $80,000

Physical Therapist

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s of Science degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Job Availability: Strong and growing

Average Annual Salary: $85,000

Information Security Analyst

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Programming or Engineering

Job Availability: Growing rapidly

Average Annual Salary: $88,000

Those pursuing a Software Developer career can expect to be part of one of the most dynamic and challenging fields in the jobs industry today. Because of technical advancements, proceeding at an increasingly faster pace, being a software developer means staying abreast of  the latest technology in order to retain a sharp edge.

Software Developer

Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Programming or Engineering

Job Availability: Growing rapidly

Average Annual Salary: $90,000

Nurse Practitioner

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner’s degree after passing the NCLEX-RN state certification exam

Job Availability: Always growing

Average Annual Salary: $95,000

Physician’s Assistant

Education Requirements: Master’s degree in the medical profession and 2 to 4 years of clinical training in the field

Job Availability: Always growing

Average Annual Salary: $100,000

General Practitioner, M.D.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s of Science degree, 3 years of Medical School and 1 year in a residency program.

Job Availability: Excellent and always growing

Average Annual Salary: $175,000

Surgeon

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s of Science degree, 3 years of Medical School and 1 to 3 years in a residency program.

Job Availability: Excellent and always growing

Average Annual Salary: $200,000

Can you offer advice about these advanced fields of education and their financial rewards?

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