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    I wanted to know if any if anybody knows anything about which fields earn a nice salary these days excluding anything in the medical field. In addition to listing which jobs have a future, please include what kind of schooling it requires. Thank you.


    You can be a troll on the coffee room. No salary, but the satisfaction is endless.


    The profession with the highest starting salaries is Petroleum Engineering. In fact, all of the engineering disciplines are doing well. Of course, taking an engineering degree requires some aptitude and means real work in school. It also requires and attitude adjustment among unzerer who seem to think that technical knowledge and interest is “Goyish”.

    I’ve been a professional engineer for 43 years and have been involved in power projects all over the U.S. and overseas. Besides making a decent living, engineers have the additional psychic income of passing a place like Indian Point or Kennedy airport with the feeling of “I built that!”

    Burnt Steak

    Professional sports players are doing nicely. But you have to break out of the low minors for to really make a lot of money.


    You are placing the wagon in front of the horse. You first need to decide; what are you good at? What do you like to do? And what will bring you satisfaction?

    A good accountant will earn a lot more than a bad lawyer. And a person who is in a field that they don’t enjoy will usually not be able to give it all he’s got.


    Instead of asking random people who may or may not be knowledgeable, why don’t you look at the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Just Google it. They have an occupation finder that’s similar to a stock screener. For instance, if you ask for occupations with a projected number of new jobs of 50,000 or more, a projected growth rate of 29% or faster, and a median income of $75,000 or more, you’ll find there are only two matches. I leave it up to the reader to find what these two are.


    Thank you funnybone for your good advice. I appreciate that you took the time to reply a serious answer to my question.


    Try the Mason-Briggs test. It’s designed to match your personality to jobs.

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