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Hey Grads! 5 Highest Paying Jobs for 2015

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For many colleges, this week and next, marks a period of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of classes, also known as Spring Break. While many students use the week to kick back and chill, the time would be better spent planning what’s going to happen in the next two months when summer break starts. The second half of the semester always goes more quickly than the first due to the influx of activity including: finals, graduation, job hunting, etc.

By the time May rolls around, many coveted positions have already been filled. That’s why it pays to do a little homework now and see what positions are most in demand and which ones yield a high salary. Even though some positions require additional years of post-graduate work, the payoff is HUGE.

According to a recent report published by Glassdoor, these are the jobs most in demand for 2015:

  1. Physician: There are approximately 8,000 job openings for Physicians. Being a medical doctor requires four additional years of med school, plus 3-7 years in Medical residency. The average base salary is $213,000.
  1. Pharmacy Manager: Becoming a pharmacist requires four years of training. There are close to 1800 openings for Pharmacy Managers nationwide, earning an average salary of $132,100.
  1. Software Architect: In most states, a bachelors degree in computer science or engineering will satisfy the requirements for this position. Currently, there are more than 3200 openings nationwide with an average, base salary of $130,000.
  1. Software Developer: The requirements for securing a position as a software development manager are similar to that of an architect. Managers usually have 2-3 years of advanced certification, earning an average base salary of $123,700.
  1. Finance Manager: Managing the financial operations of a major company certainly has its perks! Not only is it one of the most in demand careers of 2015, but the need for better fiscal management is huge. Currently, there are more than 9,000 openings with an average base salary of $123,500.

Even if you’re not graduating in 2015, knowing what jobs are in demand can help you set up internships, and gain relevant job experience that will make you a promising candidate down the road.


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