Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thinking About a Career Change? Consider one of these High Paying Jobs!

It's an obvious fact that certain professions are simply more lucrative than others. Now while people choose careers for lots of different personal reasons, if you are looking for a new line of work, it couldn't hurt to consider one of these professions that can pay $100 per hour!
Geez....and I choose my career because I'm an idealistic optimist who just wanted to help people. : )
Jobs That Pay $100 (or More) Per Hour
by Cindy Perman
Courtesy of
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jobs that pay $100 an hour or more aren't easy to come by.

There are two basic types of these high-paying jobs: Those where you get that rate full time, bringing your annual salary to more than $200,000 a year, and those where you only work part time — say five to 20 hours a week. So, you make $100 an hour but your annual salary doesn't make you a high roller.

"Being able to get $100 an hour is rare," said Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at . The median hourly wage in the U.S. is $16 an hour, he points out, so earning $100 an hour would be more than six times what the average worker makes.

Lee says the three easiest ways to get a $100 an hour job are: 1) Become a doctor, 2) Become a CEO of a large company (500 employees or more) or 3) Manage other people's money (stock broker, portfolio manager, etc.).

So, most of the time, you're going to need higher education like a medical degree, law degree or at least an MBA. Though, as you'll see, there are a few exceptions on the list for those with special talents in the arts. It's also important to note with most of the jobs, you're not going to earn $100 an hour out of the gate — you'll need to stay in the business for a few years.

Can you guess what is on the list? Here is a teaser...

1) Underwater Welder
2) Anesthesiologist
3) Commercial Pilot

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