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'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

Jobs in engineering and computer technology have long had the stigma of being "nerdy" professions -- boring, and not particularly high-paying either. But that was before Facebook's first programmer, Dustin Moskovitz, became a billionaire, and Facebook and other tech companies began paying their interns... Read More »

5 High-Paying Jobs In Demand In 2012

5 High-Paying Jobs In Demand In 2012

By Lori Michelle Ryan Which fields are growing and offer well-paying jobs? STEM careers - those that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics - require special skills and training and professionals are in high demand now and will be in the future. In the new edition of his book, 150 Best... Read More »

People Choose Higher-Paying Jobs Over Happiness

People Choose Higher-Paying Jobs Over Happiness

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate and former chief economist of the World Bank, began chiding world leaders a couple years ago to give up wealth as the central metric of progress. GDP couldn't capture all the complexities of modern society, he said. A "comprehensive measure of well-being" would be better. Read More »

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few. Online salary... Read More »

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