Many young people will opt to go to university in the hope that they will be rewarded with a high-paying job; however, according to research conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, low earnings are being received by those with more respected job titles.
Requiring at least a bachelor’s degree, this job pays an average salary of £55,320.
The minimum requirement for this job is a bachelor’s degree; however, many accountants will go on to get a master’s degree and become chartered. The average salary for accountants is £52,240.
With most legislators holding a bachelor’s degree, these roles involve becoming elected into position. Full-time employees are rewarded with a salary of £29,510.
An associate degree is required in this position and many surgical technologists will be involved in assisting doctors during surgeries. Their annual salary is £31,880.
A bachelor’s degree in graphic design is normally the route into this position, which provides average annual earnings of £35,830.
While no degrees are needed in this job, most will have attended some kind of culinary school. The average salary is £31,860.
Family and marriage counsellor
A doctorate or master’s degree is normally required for this role and the average salary is £37,140.
A bachelor’s degree followed by extensive training is needed to be employed as an optometrist. Unlike paediatricians, who are earning $183,180 (£127,110) a year, optometrists are taking home an average salary of £79,920.
The majority of historians will hold a master’s degree; however, some positions may require a doctoral degree, with the average historian earning £42,410.
This role requires a bachelor’s degree and involves finding new solutions in medicine and biology. The average salary is £63,300.
Zoologist or marine biologist
Most positions require a PhD, while some will offer entry-level positions with a master’s. These positions earn an average salary of £44,570.
An English or journalism bachelor’s degree is often sought-after and will provide editors with a salary of £45,050.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is normally required and the salary for this role averages £49,040.
Some will undertake a PhD, while most will have a master’s degree. Once achieved, genetic counsellors will take home £51,740 on average.
Architect or surveyor
Most positions require a bachelor’s and master’s degree and an intense five-year training programme before becoming qualified. Once achieved, these positions pay £51,750.
Some institutions will require a master’s, but many will accept a bachelor’s degree. Helping organisations with their finances, budget analysts are paid £52,150 a year on average.
Some professors will have a master’s, but many will have a PhD. The average professor is rewarded with a salary of £53,760.
Chemists will have a bachelor’s degree as a minimum, with most having a master’s or PhD. The average salary is £54,030.
A doctoral degree is required in most cases due to the nature of this position. The average salary for a psychologist is £54,090.
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