For all your students looking to live comfortably and pursue a career they love, here are five lucrative options. While they all require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and several years of experience, none of them involve med school.
1. Product Marketing Manager
In this role, you’ll spearhead campaigns and lead marketing teams through product launches in the retail and consumer technology spaces, working closely with sales and technical product teams. According to LinkedIn, the median base salary for this position is $134,000
2. Art Director
If you have a knack for visual storytelling, use your expertise as an art director to develop strategies for brand campaigns, fashion shoots, editorial packages and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for this position is $103,510.
3. Site Reliability Engineer
As a site reliability engineer, you’ll be developing software and automated tests to troubleshoot any website issues and enhance user experience. According to LinkedIn, the median base salary for this position is $200,000.
4. Human Resources Director
As a human resources director you will provide support, lead employee training programs, recruit new employees and maintain a respectful environment throughout the organization.
According to Glassdoor, the average base salary for this position is $106,842.
5. Game Developer
As a game developer, you’ll hone your strong programming and coding skills to optimize game performance and quality, while continuously implementing new game-changing strategies to increase player engagement.
According to Glassdoor, the average base salary for this position is $101,932.