Editorial Note: Today’s guest post comes from Jackie Roberts. I know, this is a post from 1-800-PETMEDS, but Jackie really did a good job and it resonates well with our culture at Balanced WorkLife. Hope you enjoy. A wagging tail greeting you every day when you get home from work is always a mood-lifter, especially…Details
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The first thing on any starving student’s mind when it comes to graduation is…money.
After all, we didn’t spend hundreds of weekends studying and days without sleep for nothing. We want to graduate and make tons of money.
I think we all understood, not all degrees were created equal. Never did I see a Sociology major expecting to have the starting salary of an Engineering major.
But what we might not have thought of is just where in our industry would we make the biggest bang for our buck?
For instance, if I was graduating in Business Management, what employers would pay me the most for my major. Is it retail, manufacturing, colleges, or hospitals? Certainly there are several factors to consider such as company hierarchy and of course how you configure your w-4; but thankfully there is a w-4 calculator that can help with that.
Thanks to the recent Nace Survey we know where to look for the best starting salaries.
Where to Look If You Want the Best Starting Salaries for Your Major
Below I’ve organized the data by major. I’ll share what the average salary is as well as who are the high paying and low paying employers.
Average Salary: Accounting majors in 2011 saw an average starting salary of $50,500.
Lowest Paying Employers: accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services at $47,050.
Highest Paying Employers: Securities, commodities, and financial investments at $53,910.Details
Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from Mark Babbitt from YouTern. We are thrilled to have Mark and his team as regular contributors for Balanced WorkLife. I started my career as a Silicon Valley engineer. As such, my on-the-job learning was full of “ah-ha” moments. We all have them – the second when someone communicates…Details
Editor’s note: guest post by Courtney Johnston. If you haven’t seen her site The Rule Breaker’s Club, you have to check it out. Unlike many of our guests who come to me requesting to write a guest post, I sought Courtney out to write for us after reading a guest post she shared at another…Details
In fifth grade I was given my first major research assignment; pick a sea animal and write a report on it. The week before we had prepared for this topic by watching videos on all types of sea life. As a ten year old kid, it didn’t surprise me why I ended up picking the…Details
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Mark Babbitt of YouTern. Every time I see yet another boomer blog bashing Millennials, I’m tempted to defend. The reality is, however, they don’t need me in that role. They do just fine by – and for – themselves. So let me take this in another direction and say,…Details
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Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from YouTern where they connect emerging talent with dynamic start-ups, change oriented non-profits and passionate entrepreneurs – through internships! Make sure to follow them on twitter @YouTern or @YouTernMark If you’re new to using Social Media in your job search – specifically Twitter – how do you know who…Details
Editor’s Note: Hope you all had a glorious holiday and break. I have one last guest post for you before I get back on the writing horse and search for more career insights to enlighten your minds. – Bryce In freelancing, if you can’t sell your work, you won’t get work. Freelancers of all stripes…Details