Do you want to get started in a great career, but don’t want to go any further than earning your bachelors degree? There are many good high paying jobs available to people who only hold a bachelors degree, and you don’t have to be an MBA degree or a Masters degree to pull in the big money. Below are 15 top jobs you can have with a Bachelors degree, and you may be surprised at what you can do with a four year degree.
1. Petroleum Engineer
Demand for skilled petroleum engineers is expected to increase exponentially in coming years, as energy issues lead the national agenda. Petroleum engineers create and optimize methods of extracting and processing oil and gas. Engineers across the board command the highest starting salary among bachelor’s degree holders–and petroleum specialists rank at the upper end of the engineering salary spectrum. Earnings in 2007 put petroleum engineers as earning $114,000 annually
An actuary is a business professional who specializes in risk assessment, analyzing statistical data to calculate the probability of different outcomes and forecast risk. A bachelor’s degree combining mathematics and business courses offers the best preparation for actuarial work. Also, a bachelor’s degree in statistics, corporate finance, economics, or business will also offer the appropriate career training. A 24?rowth rate is predicted in this industry over the next five years. Earnings in this field average $107,000, or about $52.00 per hour.
3. Computer Software Engineer
Computer software engineers apply the principles of computer science and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that make computers work. You will need not only a bachelor’s degree for this industry, but also experience with a variety of computer systems and technologies. Continuing education is also necessary to acquire the latest technical skills. The upper 10?f earners in this field took in more than $125,750 annually.
4. Graphic Design
Graphic designers create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic, and film media using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. A bachelor’s degree is required for most entry-level and advanced graphic design positions. An increasing number of graphic designers also develop material for Internet Web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects. Salaries in this field ranged from $62,000 to $98,000 annually.
5. Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
Network systems and data communications analysts design and evaluate network systems such as local area networks (LANs) and Internet systems. The rapid and widespread use of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers proficient in this job market. A bachelor’s degree is generally a prerequisite for jobs in this industry. This area of employment has a projected growth of 53?ver the next five years, with median annual earnings in a major metropolitan area being $81,000.
6. Real Estate Appraiser
The housing market in any shape needs real estate appraisers because valuations are needed whenever any property is sold, mortgaged, insured, taxed or developed. Even in a slow market there is work. 25?f appraisers are steadily employed by the government to assess property for tax purposes, but there are also many self-employment opportunities. A bachelor’s degree is required for this industry, as well as licensing and certification which vary by state. Median annual earnings are $64,000, but collateral appraisers, who work with lenders, can earn in excess of $130,000.
7. Financial Adviser
A financial advisor is a professional who renders investment advice and financial planning services to individuals and businesses. Ideally, the financial advisor helps the client maintain the desired balance of investment income, capital gains, and acceptable level of risk by using proper asset allocation. With a large number of baby boomers nearing retirement, business in this area will continue to grow. A bachelor’s degree and continuing education are required for this field with median earnings of $122,500.
8. Human-Resources Manager
At more and more companies, HR is no longer about benefits administration and the employee newsletter. Even lower-level managers are expected to design employee programs that also benefit the bottom line. International HR and compliance are especially hot. There’s a wide variety of work, from self-employed benefits specialists to corporate recruiters and HR generalists. A bachelor’s degree followed by professional certification is standard for this field. Annual earnings can average $73,500, but high level HR executives can earn in excess of 150,000.
9. Database Administrator
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Answered By: bay*ley - 8/12/2009