Best paying careers – Many things go into deciding what job, and ultimately career, you want to follow and there are many high-income opportunities available the world over that people can use to make, and ultimately, increase wealth. Often used interchangeably, jobs and careers are, however, two different things.
According to the meriam-webster.com dictionary definition: “job” refers to “the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money; a duty, task, that someone or something has; something that requires very great effort”, while career refers: “an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress.”
Understood simply; a doctor has finished medical school and has received his MBChB, and completed the mandatory two services in-service, hence doctor is his profession. But, his job is at a leading private hospital as a surgeon. His job and profession are two different things in this instance.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a sports star, or in the glitz and glamour of the entertainment world, to earn have a high paying jobs. The competitive nature of the entertainment world, and its irregularity, usually has people shying away from this profession. Rest assured however, even with that degree, you have a chance of becoming a high-income earner. People working in fields like medicine, engineering, and aviation have been found to be among the top earners, with very attractive salary prospects versus their counterparts in other industries.
The Top 10 jobs in South African, including the job title’s yearly earnings, as of the end of 2013 were:
| Legal Services Director (Legal)||2,100,000 ZAR|
| IT Director (Information Technology)||2,025,000 ZAR|
| Chief Investment Officer (Executive and Management)||1,684,800 ZAR|
| Surgeon – Neurology (Health and Medical)||1,440,000 ZAR|
| Financial Systems Manager (Information Technology)||1,440,000 ZAR|
| Corporate Director (Executive and Management)||1,380,000 ZAR|
| Top Research and Development Executive (Business Planning)||1,300,000 ZAR|
| Market Segmentation Director (Marketing)||1,300,000 ZAR|
| Executive Human Capital Management (Human Resources)||1,146,000 ZAR|
| Management Consultant (Executive and Management)||1,128,230 ZAR|
The yearly earnings measure salaries only and make no account of account bonuses, the self-employed or celebrities who don’t appear on company payrolls.