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50 Jobs That Are Adding Workers

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Mitzs, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
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    Unless you’re a celebrity, a CEO or a lottery winner, you probably wouldn’t mind finding a job that makes you more money. To help you wait for your big Hollywood break, we’ve put together a list of the top 50 jobs in America based on job growth projections and salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook.


    These jobs are growing as fast as or faster than the national average for total employment and will offer many opportunities in the coming years.


    http://msn.careerbuilder.com/custom/msn/careeradvice/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1264&SiteId=cbmsnhp41264&sc_extcmp=JS_1264_home1&GT1=10884&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=c15e3fc25e954885afa6eacbc7196a59-255921621-RJ-4
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    God those salaries are low, and I sooo wanted to emigrate ! :cry:
     
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  3. derkit

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    But perhaps cost of living is lower to - sometimes I think about emigrating, but if you do, you may need to save a lot more and for longer to be able to come back to the same standard of living in this country.
     
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  4. sunn

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    Are they really that far off from what you were expecting?

    Some of them looked off, but I guess these are based on national stats where many areas have a lower cost of living.
     
  5. Spilly

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    All relative to housing costs & fuel costs!

    As others have said check out the cost of living where you want to goto first.
     
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    Some of them look good unfortunately I don't live in the area :(
     
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  7. dmarsh

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    Nearly all represent a massive pay cut, add to that the fact that naturalisation is by no way guaranteed and you could end up in a right mess...

    I recently met someone who had been forced to leave the US after 11 years because his work visa expired, his earnings would probably not buy him a shoebox to live in in the UK...
     
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  8. ITMatt

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    I presume you're on at least 50,000 sterling, am I right?

    What is it that you do, exactly?
     
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  9. dmarsh

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    Well done, though I take those figures with a pinch of salt.

    You earn more than our Head of IT, which is impressive, considering you're only 33 and she is much older.
     
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  11. dmarsh

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    Those figures are accurate, I should know !

    Age and earnings should have nothing in common...only ability should be related.

    I've earn't the amount you stated since I was 27, theres nothing impressive about someones salary, however high or low it is. Many people earn more and many people earn less.

    One year a london banker pleased with his earnings left a twenty thousand pound tip, I'm under no illusion that my earnings are but the breadcrumbs from the table...
     
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  12. JohnBradbury

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    dmarsh26, I'd say those salary figures look a little high. Even so you can't compare the cost of living in the UK with that of the US. We pay a fortune for all goods and services, and house prices are through the roof.

    Also itjobswatch has a habit of quoting high, check out what they feel the average salary is for desktop support and server support and you'll see what I mean.
     
  13. dmarsh

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    Yes the housing and tax situation is totally different, as is education and healthcare.

    These would perhaps go some way towards making the salaries more attractive if only one could be more certain about obtaining permanent status.

    I'd be most interested in any advice on emigrating to the US, and any surrounding issues.

    I've created a thread here so Mitz's thread can get back on topic !

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=204132#post204132
     
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  14. ITMatt

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    I understanding exactly what you mean, dmarsh26.

    There is no reason why any one of us here could not make that salary, or more, provided we developed the skills, or took the right action to achieve it :D
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    Cost of living is MUCH lower here. :)
     
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    I think ITJobswatch is usually bang on with their market research. I just checked my job description and the maximum quoted figure is absolutely accurate (I'd expect to be earning that with my experience level).

    DMarsh obviously works in the City - if I did my job there I'd be on around £15k a year more simply because almost all jobs in the City are finance-related and come with a much higher salary (and levels of stress!)

    I looked at the salary levels in the US and, given the exchange rate, they're pretty similar to what I would be on here give or take a few $k - I guess developer salaries are lower than those for engineers. My brother emigrated to Australia last year and he heads the AV department for a major (top four worldwide) brokerage in Melbourne. His salary is ridiculoudly low compared to what it would be in london, but the cost of living is a lot lower in Australia than it is here.

    Its all swings and roundabouts!
     
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  17. dmarsh

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    Thats £110k from that link !

    As far as I know you'd be lucky to get more than $80k in the US.

    Thats a difference of £70k, or did I miss-understand ? :blink
     
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    My salary looks pretty close (after conversion), but with the cost-of-living so high in UK, I'm much better off here economically. :) The winter conditions might be another story. :dry
     
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    Huh? Where did you get that figure from? The link i posted gives salaries between about £40k and £50k. Where did you get double that figure from? I wish I was earning that kinda money!
    I think you did - I was saying that the average for my role is a few $k less than I am on here - with the exchange rate taken into account. I know for a fact that the guys doing my role in the states (I workd for a US-owned company) are on very similar rates to me - but they have a much better standard (and lower cost) of living than I do. Hence they can afford nice gaffs, proper motors and good holidays - whereas I have to put up with a shitty terraced house in Croydon, a Nissan poxy Micra and a week in Sicily!
     
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