I've been compiling a list of high-paying jobs that one could pursue during college because I've been curious and wanting to see what other industries have to offer besides finance. I'm not doing this as a way to encourage people to pursue jobs just because they pay well, this is purely out of curiosity and so I've come here since I know many people who browse this site are well-informed in finance as well as other high-paying industries.
The jobs listed must not be unreasonably difficult to attain (Actor, singer, POTUS, entrepreneur) as well as having livable hours (Only job seriously affected by this rule is non-capital markets IB). In no order of income here is my list:
Financial Industry and Accounting:
-ECM/DCM Investment Banking
-Investment Management (AM)
-Private Wealth Management/Private Banking
-Biglaw Attorney (Non-NYC firms in any field)
Non-Finance Business Roles:
-Management Consulting (Including IT and Strategy Consulting)
-Any Executive/Higher-up Position at a F500 Company
Engineering and STEM Roles:
-Any job in medicine/dentistry (includes surgeons, orthodontists and any other medical specialist)
This is what my list currently looks like, I didn't include other branches of engineering (mechanical, electrical) as they cap out far before petroleum and software which is the only reason why they made the list.
My question to you and the whole point of my post is to ask if anyone has any suggestions for my list. If anyone has any other ideas for industries that pay well late into your career, have hours that won't kill you and aren't close to impossible to attain I'd like to know. Is there any industries or jobs that I may have missed, some hidden opportunities that some don't know about?
(Also, I know some may find this dumb or pointless if you do, fair enough)
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