2018 is nearly coming to an end but it doesn’t mean that you can’t stop hustling. Although the year is closing, business is still very much alive and booming. Companies are still thriving and searching for new employees. I’d say that jobs are available all year round. To that, Glassdoor, a famous site for jobs and recruitment posted their list of the highest paying jobs in 2018.
I would say that it is also important for you to be aware of what type of jobs that are desired most. It might surprise you that the common knowledge of high paying jobs might not be on my list. On that note, I have compiled a list of the top 10 highest paying jobs in the world as of right now. If you are curious whether your work is on the list or what kind of career you would like to pursue, go ahead and read along!
10 Highest Paying Jobs In 2018!
What you do: Examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They often counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Many physicians work long, irregular, and overnight hours.
Average Salary: $195,842.
How To Start: Physicians requires high demand of educations and training. They must at least complete a 4 years undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, they might still need to complete 3 to 8 years of internship and residency programs.
What you do: Manage pharmacy staff, oversee prescriptions, consult with patients, administer immunizations, adhere to controlled substance laws, consult with physicians, open and close pharmacy, maintain protocols, manage inventory, keep pharmacy clean, collect payments.
Average Salary: $146,412
How To Start: It requires a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology or a related field of study to pursue this career. It will requires you to have a pharmacy license in where they work. A pharmacy manager cannot be on the drug enforcement administration excluded parties list and must have a current immunization certification.
What you do: Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients.
Average Salary: $127,120
How To Start: Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from an accredited pharmacy program. They also must be licensed, which requires passing license and law exams.
What you do: You help the company with their business strategy and the building’s architecture technology. You will be involved in both technology and business part of the company. You will create a way that the business and their technology will work together easily.
Average Salary: $115,944
How To Start: Get a bachelor’s degree on an architecture discipline. Get certified as an EA (you could go through the FEAC institute to get certified). Become an apprentice for a few years. Get a Master’s Degree in Enterprise Architecture. Keep updating your IT knowledge.
What you do: You will help the business or that sole company with their legal side. Your responsibility is to protect the company from any issues regarding to the law. You will be somewhat an in-house counselor for the company.
Average Salary: $115,580
How To Start: Get a bachelor’s degree (usually business, history, philosophy, etc). Take the LSAT before applying to law school. The Juris Doctor (J.D) program comes after and you should be done with this degree after 3 years. You need to be licensed and take the bar exam to be able to practice law (note: there will be a background check for bar exam).
6. Software Developer Manager
What you do: You will concentrate on product development and need to manage your team until the work is completed. You will analyze, develop, design software enhancement and new modules. You are responsible of managing the whole project from the start to end.
Average Salary: $108,879
How To Start: Preferably having a computer science bachelor’s degree. Spend at least three years for developing association software or six years on other software and a project management experience. Get a software developer certification.
What you do: You will diagnose patients through interview and examination. You are going to execute appropriate tests depending on the needs for that certain illness. You are also in charge of prescribing medication and suggesting a better lifestyle for your patient. You also will be maintaining patient’s record and provide their information for the insurance company.
Average Salary: $108,761
How To Start: Get a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree on physician assistant. You will need 2 years of full-time postgraduate study and at least 3 years of healthcare experience. You need to pass the PANCE and became a PA-C (Physician Assistant - Certified) and complete 100 hours of continuing education every two years.
8. Software Engineer Manager
What you do: You will be responsible towards managing the design and development of the software applications. You are in charge of a team of engineers and ensure the best products and result for software development. You also need to ensure that the milestones for the projects are met on time.
Average Salary: $107,479
How To Start: Get a bachelor’s degree in computer science. 5 years of experience in the related field or concentration and 1-3 years of supervisory experience needed.
What you do: You are an advanced practice nurse, especially in the field of patient care (diagnosis + treatment + consultation). You may work in inpatient and outpatient situations and work both as a part of a team or independently. You are in charge of educating the patients on their situations and are in charge of running tests needed for the illness.
Average Salary: $106,962
How To Start: Obtain a Nursing bachelor’s degree. Get a Master’s degree on Nurse Practitioner and a PhD for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner position. You need to get a Nurse Practitioner license and clinical experience before you finish the nurse practitioner program.
10. Software Architect
What you do: You will work with non-technical businesses. You need to understand what the customer wants in terms of software uses and translate it for programmers to code. You are being hired to create a software for that specific business.
Average Salary: $105,329
How To Start: Obtain a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Preferably get a Master’s degree in software architecture or any related field. Take upon internships or training to build up your skills and experience. Update your knowledge everytime.
Which Jobs Listed Amazed You?
Hey guys! These are the top 10 highest paying jobs in the world as of right now. What do you guys think of these kinds of jobs? Did you find yours on the list? I would say that looking at the amount of jobs availability does show the demands of that certain line of work. To that, don’t hesitate and share with us about your experiences and opinions in regarding this list. We would love to hear from you :)
To anyone that is seeking or is still confused with their career path, I hope this list will give you a big picture on which fields that are more or less needed the most at this moment. I might say that there are some fields which are common on the top tiers but it is quite interesting that there are new job candidates coming in. With that in mind, it is a delight for me to write this article for all of you and I sincerely wish that you’ll have a great day!