Ten top best jobs!

@estherlou (5026)
United States
January 14, 2007 12:56am CST
I found an article listing the top 10 best jobs to have. Top 10 best jobs MONEY Magazine and Salary.com researched hundreds of jobs, considering their growth, pay, stress-levels and other factors. These careers ranked highest. (more) 1. Software Engineer 6. Market research analyst 2. College professor 7. Computer IT analyst 3. Financial adviser 8. Real Estate Appraiser 4. Human Resources Manager 9. Pharmacist 5. Physician assistant 10. Psychologist Some of these were surprising to me. All of them sound like you need quite a bit of training and/or schooling to get a job like this. Very interesting list. The two lowest paid jobs were the Real Estate Appraiser and the Psychologist at $60,000 a year. I guess that beats my $19,968 a year job! and that's gross, not net! LOL
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
14 Jan 07
My boss is a financial advisor, and I can tell you that he's quite well off financially. He has 7 designations after his name on our letterhead, and he's always studying to get another designation. He's come a long way since he started his business in 1989 and has clients from many states all over the US. His #1 rule is good client service, and he will answer the phone himself without hesitation if we're in his office or away from the front desk. He's a good boss and a good person. We have clients from all walks of life...from a young college person to retired clients with millions of dollars to invest and protect. In over 40 years of working as a secretary, I would have to say that this is one of the most interesting jobs I've ever had and one of the most satisfying.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I'm not even sure what a financial advisor does. Does he advise on how to invest your money? I guess I'll never see one, because I never seem to have any extra money to put into savings! LOL But your boss sounds wonderful. And he's become very successful in a fairly short amount fo time.
• United States
29 May 07
Yes, he advises people on how to invest their money. He spends a few hours talking to them and finding out how they thing, what their dreams are, what they've done in the past, what investments they have now, etc. He's very thorough in his research before he actually recommends something to them. He also give mini-seminars monthly so clients can come and get educated about different subjects: estate planning, annuities, mutual funds, insurance, etc.
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• United States
29 May 07
Oops! I forgot to say thanks for the Best Response.
• United States
27 Jan 07
To become a real estate appraiser - you take a short relatively inexpensive course. I shudder at anything that has analyst in the title. I'm a little surprised college professors were on the list. They alway seem to be complaining about their pay.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Don't we all! but my $9.60 an hour as a cake decorator is a far cry from all of those guys!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Wow! Seriously I thought cake decoraters made minimum wage (as in like at a bakery or grocery store). Well, at least in Florida they make minimum wage... so you are doing better than some of my friends. I make $9 an hour as a closing coordinator at a real estate office but I also get bonuses.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Well, when I was hired 15 years ago..I started at $5 an hour! LOL! Cake decorators at Wal-mart make more and at Sam's club too. I work for a mom & pop family type shop, so no benefits and lower wages, though she does try to stay above minimum wage for starting salaries. Texas still has $5.15 as a minimum wage.
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@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
15 Jan 07
These were ALL surprises to me EXCEPT the Real Estate Appraiser. I always thought that was a pretty cushy job. I looked into it once and it's hard where I live to get a job as an appraiser. I sold real estate once and that one really sucks. I'd put real estate agent at the top of any list of the ten worst jobs.
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@suscan (1959)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Being a Real Estate agent is definitely a stressful job. It does suck,a good description.I thought an appraiser had much less stress then that.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
31 May 07
I was not surprised to see some of those in the top ten. I would not mind working some of those jobs though not all of them. I wonder why a college professor is the only teaching job in the top ten. Guess teaching in other levels is too stressful and pay less. Maybe it is time for a career change for me. Computer IT analysts definitely make a lot of money.
• Philippines
31 May 07
it is actually in recognition of the training required and the schooling they had to go through which has caused these professions as highest paying ones.