College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more.
Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to... Read More »
In a startling reversal, more young women than young men now rank a high-paying career as one of their life priorities. Read More »
If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com.
One reason those two... Read More »
By Christine Laue
Try telling the woman scraping plaque off your teeth that it's a man's world.
Female dental hygienists earn eight percent more than their male counterparts, according to online salary database PayScale.com. Read More »
Engineers at Devon Energy take home an average $178,305 total compensation annually. See which other Best Companies to Work For offer big paychecks. Read More »
Workers who routinely track the balances of their 401(k) savings know that 2011 was a pretty dismal year for investing in stocks. The S&P 500, a broad stock index that includes about 75 percent of publicly traded U.S. companies, finished 2011 statistically where it began, meaning many investors ended the... Read More »
By Ryan Nakashima
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim Cook could well end up being the highest paid CEO in America in 2011, after Apple Inc. granted him a million restricted stock units last August for taking the reins shortly before co-founder Steve Jobs died.
An Associated Press review of a securities filing shows... Read More »
The recent recession and ongoing sluggish economy have contributed mightily to ongoing debate about the divide between rich and poor. Growing wage inequality is one of the drivers behind the recent Occupy Wall Street protests that spread across the country and the world.
The richest of the rich have been... Read More »
Not every American billionaire attended an Ivy League school, or even went to college. There is a select group of "Blue Collar Billionaires" who may prefer driving pick-ups to cruising in luxury sedans. From humble beginnings they started their fortunes with sweat equity in, mostly, blue-collar industries. Read More »
By Jane Lee and Helen A. Coster from Forbes.com
Be cool -- stay in school, the saying goes. Recent reports show that a rising number of college graduates are topping off their resumes with $135,000 law degrees in hopes of getting ahead in the post-recession economy. But one look at this Forbes list of... Read More »
By Randall Hauk
Larry Fitzgerald agrees to continue his job as a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals for the next eight years for $120 million.
Chris Johnson accepts an offer from the Tennessee Titans to continue as their running back for the next six years in exchange $53 million. Read More »
It's that time of year again, when proxies are released and many business publications run lists of the highest paid CEOs at America's large public companies. The compensation figures are extraordinarily high, sometimes ranging into the tens of millions of dollars. At 24/7 Wall St., we wanted to see whether... Read More »
Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don't consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing. Read More »
A well-paying job can be easier to find than you think. In fact, people such as medical technologists, social workers and store managers all earn about $30 per hour. A full-time job that pays around $30 per hour can equal roughly $62,400 per year, which means a comfortable living, and above the national... Read More »
The vast majority of high-paying jobs require a significant initial commitment in the form of education, training and tuition, and then hard work while on the job. Most high-paying jobs require significantly more hours on the job than the average American puts in. 24/7 Wall St. has identified nine jobs that... Read More »
Demand for these jobs is expected to increase more than 20% in the next 5 years.
If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Read More »
This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com
By Maryalene LaPonsie
Recent media reports on the job market for new college grads are full of horror stories: sky high student debt and sub-par entry-level salaries. But it isn't all bad news. The National Association of Colleges and Employers... Read More »
Silicon Valley is a mecca for tech workers. Not only is it home to some of the world's best known and most influential technology companies, but landing a job there can result in a handsome paycheck.
The downside is that the region south of San Francisco Bay is a pricey place to live, which raises the... Read More »
The NBA tournament champion is still being decided, but we can already pinpoint the league's winners in another area: salary.
According to DraftExpress.com, the league's 20 highest-paid players all have contracts worth more than $15 million per year. To draw a quick comparison, according to the most recent... Read More »
Although experts claim that the economy is on the road to recovery, the unemployment rate remains painfully high. And for those who are fortunate enough to have a job, salary growth is expected to be a mere 2 percent. Well, at least for us common folk.
In comparison, the CEOs of 350 major companies received... Read More »