If you’re currently going to college to make some money, that’s good for you but I wouldn’t solely go to school just for the money.  You may find that down the road you don’t like what you do and you may regret it.  Just think of this scenario for a second.  Would you rather work a job you hate that pays a lot?  or would you rather work a job you love but pays enough to get by?  I don’t know about you but I love what I do and I don’t even consider it work.  Life is too short to wake up 9-5 and work for the “man”.

There are so many jobs out there when it comes to a lot of pay.  They range everywhere from the medical field to technology.  It’s up to you to really find out what you would like to do.  I generally tell people to take a look at their hobbies and see how they can turn that into a job.

Here are a few ideas when it comes to the highest paying degree jobs:

  • Airline Pilots / Flight Engineers -  $150,000+ / year
  • Orthodontist - $150,000+ / year
  • Surgeon – $150,000+ / year
  • Dentist – $125,000+ / year
  • Computer and IT Managers – $105,000+ / year
  • Podiatrist – $105,000+ / year
  • Judge – $105,000+ / year
  • Lawyer – $100,000+ / year
  • Marketing Manager – $100,000+ / year
  • Pharmacist – $95,000+ / year
  • Astronomer – $95,000+ / year
  • Physicist – $90,000+ / year
  • Finance Manager – $90,000+ / year
  • Sales Manager – $90,000+ / year
  • Optometrist – $88,000+ / year
  • Human Resource Manager – $88,000+ / year
  • Mathematicians – $85,000+ / year
  • Computer Software Engineer – $84,000+ / year
  • Misc. Managers – $80,000+ / year
  • Public Relations – $75,000+ / year
  • Chemical Engineer – $75,000+ / year

This is just a sample and range of whats really out there.  You also have to keep in mind that these prices are going to vary when it comes to your local city and state.  New York City will probably pay more than the Midwest.  Do your homework with these careers when you look into them and never ever just go into it just for the money.  You may regret it in the long haul.  For information on a degree, such as an online masters in human resources, follow that link for more information.