Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monica's 5 jobs

These are the 5 jobs I researched, mainly in WA and IL, but with no constraints to location. I think they are in order by most appealing to me. 

Airline Customer Service Representative
I’ve worked in customer service for almost 10 years and enjoy working with people, most of the time, and would love to reap the benefits of working for an airline.
The salary for a CSR varies, was unable to find one employed with an airline, but I found that it can be anywhere between 27-60K depending on industry.
Although growth in the airline industry is unclear due to TSA non crowd pleasing regulations, many airlines are adding more and more destinations that could lead to adding employees as well. 

Sports Management/finance Administrative Assistant
I enjoy sports, and again would love to reap benefits of working for a professional sports team. Something I found interesting is that women account for 75% of finance assistants.
Salary for a finance assistant is roughly 30-50K, again depending on the industry- top pay appears to be for investment companies. 

Medical Transcriptionist
After taking HTML, I think this would be fun! Coding is like another language!
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.76, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $21.81. The middle 50 percent earned between $13.02 and $18.55.
Job opportunities will be good, especially for those who are certified. Hospitals will continue to employ a large percentage of medical transcriptionists, but job growth will be in other industries. An increasing demand for standardized records should result in rapid employment growth in physicians' offices, especially in large group practices.

After taking Criminal Justice for my Social Science, I thought this might be interesting.
The top 10 percent earned more than $73,450, and the bottom 10 percent earned less than $29,260. The middle 50 percent earned between $36,080 and $59,310.
There will be demand for paralegals that specialize in areas such as real estate, bankruptcy, medical malpractice, and product liability. Paralegals, which provide many of the same legal services as lawyers at a lower cost, tend to fare relatively better in difficult economic conditions.

Human Resources Assistant
Median annual wages for human resource assistants, except payroll and timekeeping, were $35,750 (May 2008). The growth rate is projected to be negative 6.
2008 = 169,700
2018 = 160,000

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