Enrichment Through a Career
Whether it’s a four-year college or vocational training, some successful people pursue further education beyond high school. In the early stages of a career, your employers have little by which to judge you besides your educational background. Higher grades usually lead to higher salaries.
2.Choose the right profession.
Look at salary surveys which indicate average annual incomes for specific professions. Your odds of getting rich are diminished if you pursue a career in teaching as opposed to a career in finance. Here are some of the highest paying jobs in America:
Doctors and surgeons. Anesthesiologists make a whopping $200,000+ per year.
Petroleum engineers. Engineers who work with gas and oil companies can make a very good living. In most cases they make upwards of $135,000 per year.
Attorneys. Lawyers top out at just above $130,000 per year, making this a lucrative field if you can put in the time.
IT managers and software engineers. If you’re good at programming and a whiz at computers, consider this very well-compensated field. IT managers regularly make $125,000 per year.
3.Choose the right location.
Go where the good jobs are. If you want to pursue finance, for example, there are far greater opportunities in big cities than in rural, low-populated areas. If you want to build a startup, you’ll probably want to consider going to Silicon Valley. If you want to make it big in the entertainment industry, go to LA or New York City.
4.Get an entry-level job and work your way up. Play the numbers game. Apply to many places and subject yourself to lots of interviews. When you get your job, stick with it and get the experience you need to advance.
5.Change jobs and employer.
Once you’ve gotten some experience under your belt, consider finding a new job. By changing your environment, you can increase your pay and experience different corporate cultures. Don’t be afraid to do this several times. If you’re a valued employee, it’s also likely your current company may offer you a raise or other benefits if they know you’re looking at leaving.