Learning Equals Earning

It’s common knowledge that people with more education get jobs that pay more money. How much more? In a lifetime, college graduates earn nearly $1 million more than their friends and family members with only a high school diploma.

On average, earnings increase with education, regardless of race or gender. You will also be less likely to become unemployed.  A survey from 2011 shows that average earnings grow from $451 to $638 per week, just by earning a high school diploma. Getting a college Bachelor’s degree increases average earnings to $1,053 per week.  More education pays off in higher earnings.

25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for 2010-2020:

(Occupations are ranked by projected growth rate from 2010-2020)

  1. Biomedical Engineers – 62%
  2. Meeting, Convention, and Events Planners  – 44%
  3. Interpreters and Translators – 42%
  4. Market Research Analysis and Marketing Specialist – 41%
  5. Health Educators – 37%
  6. Cost Estimators – 36%
  7. Geographers – 35%
  8. Software Developers, Systems Software – 32%
  9. Personal Financial Advisers – 32%
  10. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers – 31%
  11. Database Administrators – 31%
  12. Athletic Trainers – 30%
  13. Training and Development Specialists – 28%
  14. Network and Computer Systems Administrators – 28%
  15. Software Developers, Applications – 28%
  16. Financial Examiners – 27%
  17. Actuaries – 27%
  18. Social and Community Service Managers – 27%
  19. Logisticians – 26%
  20. Surveyors – 25%
  21. Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program – 25%
  22. Architects, Except Landscapes and Navel – 25%
  23. Survey Researchers – 24%
  24. Financial Analysis – 23%
  25. Public Relations Specialists – 23%

25 Highest-Paying Occupations in Mississippi for 2010 -2020:

(Occupations are ranked by average annual earnings.)

  1. Family and General Practitioners – $166,400+
  2. Internists, General – $166,400+
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists – $166,400+
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - $166,400+
  5. Orthodontists - $166,400+
  6. Pediatricians, General – $166,400+
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, all other - $166,400+
  8. Surgeons – $166,400+
  9. Anesthesiologists – $159,000
  10. Psychiatrists – $143,400
  11. Dentists, General – $133,000
  12. Pharmacists – $111,100
  13. Chief Executive - $100,700
  14. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers – $98,200
  15. Natural Sciences Managers – $98,200
  16. Nuclear Engineers – $97,200
  17. Architectural and Engineering Managers – $94,700
  18. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers – $93,300
  19. Managers, All Other – $92,700
  20. Engineers, All Other – $92,200
  21. Aerospace Engineers – $92,200
  22. Physical Scientist, All Other – $87,200
  23. Orthotists and Prosthetists – $85,100
  24. Commercial and Industrial Designers – $83,200
  25. Education Administrators, All Other – $82,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Mississippi Department of Employment Security 

Links:

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Payscale.com
Career One Stop

 

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