Well-Paid Entry Jobs
“Well-paid” and “entry level jobs” sometimes feel like two mutually exclusive concepts. However, that is not always the case! If a great salary is a requirement for you, and not just a perk, then you should look more for competitive fields that generally require an undergraduate education.
Here is a list of well-paid entry level jobs.
Investment Banking Analyst
With a a salary of $75,000 a year, and $37,000 worth of bonuses, an investment banking analyst is a very well-paid entry-level position.
The job calls for a Bachelors degree in Finance or Business, or preferably an MBA. They examine industry research, build financial valuation models, and produce investment presentation materials. Because the position is particularly well-paid, the job is quite difficult. 80 hour work-weeks are common, and stress levels are high.
Computer Systems Analyst
At an almost $80,000 a year, a computer systems analyst is very comfortable. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also predicts a positive outlook for this job, since it predicts a 25% increase in jobs by 2022.
The job requires a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. They analyze interaction and making recommendations to help a company or organization operate more efficiently. They also choose and configure hardware and software. Finally, computer systems analysts assess the costs and benefits of system improvements.
An occupational therapist earns $75,000 a year. He or she help treat injured peoples and assist in the patients’ recovery by helping their movement in everyday tasks.
The job requires a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. The number of occupational therapy jobs is expected to grow by 29% by 2022.
A software developer earns $93,350 a year, and the job requires a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. They are described as the “creative minds” of the computer world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics describes the job responsibilities as “[developing] the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.”
The number of software developers is expected to grow by 22% by 2022.
Air Traffic Controller
Unlike the previously mentioned entry level jobs, this well-paid job does not require a Bachelor’s degree. Rather, an air traffic controller undergoes extensive training by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as completing mental stability and health checks. In exchange, the job is paid approximately $75,000 a year.
A registered nurse is well-paid at $72,000 a year. We have discussed nurses before, and the outlook for nurses is most definitively positive.