As a college student, it is wise to prepare and plan for your future. If you are already furthering your education, congrats, because you are on the right path.
As a part of planning for the future, you may want to research the career you are pursuing by looking up the pay, the responsibilities and the employment availability. Do some investigating and see if there are even job openings in your town, where you might be willing to relocate (if needed) and also see what your budget will look like.
Here are some examples of career salaries from the National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Some of these numbers are from 2013, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and from the StudentsReview site. Feel free to do more research for 2015; some of these numbers shouldn’t be dramatically different.
Job Titles and Annual Salaries
Food Service Manager (Restaurant Business): $53,130
Lodging Manager: $55,810
Athlete, Sports Competitor: $74,000 and up
Education Administrators (Elementary and Secondary School): $90,670
Emergency Management Director: $67,150
Airline Pilot, Copilot, Flight Engineer: $140,380
Biochemist/Biophysicist: $80,000-$129,000 (approximately)
Human Resources Worker: $60,760
Art Director: $135,090 (approximately)
Drama, Art, Music Teachers: $58,000-$94,270
Design, Media, Sports, Entertainment Careers: $46,000-$82,000
Tax Preparer: $43,350 (approximately)
Computer Software Engineers/Systems Software: $87,000-$125,750
Financial Analyst: $91,620 (approximately)
Court Reporter: $48,000-$77,770
Athletic Trainer: $38,000-$57,580
Dental Assistant: $30,000-$43,000
Dental Hygienist: $62,000-$86,530
Dentist: $108,000 (approximately)
Engineer: $94,000 (approximately)
To look up additional careers or salaries, see the source links below.
I am praying for you all! I believe in you! You can do whatever you have in your heart to do. Always remember it is not about how much you make, but how much you love what you do! Also, pray and ask God to order your steps and see what God’s will is for your life by reading His Word and asking a role model of yours who knows you personally!
PI Girls, what do YOU want to do for your career? If you are in college, what is your major/minor?
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