By: Richard Gibney
“Among the best paid jobs are those that feature travel perks and excellent standards of living. Others may not feature such perks, but
they feature some amazing pay scales, allowing you to live a life of luxury. Here are ten of the best roles available from around the globe.”
1. Investment Banker: Putting in 15 hour days – including weekends – with ulcer inducing mergers projects and takeovers, unless you strive under the kind of stress found in investment banking, this may not be the job for you. However, if you’re canny, you can take up offers of shares on the stock market, where there is a lot of money and, often, very little time over which it is accumulated. It’s a high testosterone world, with men working through breakfast, lunch and dinner, before their arrival home when the rest of the family is asleep. What university courses can get you into the high octane City of London, the New York Stock Exchange or the financial city of Shanghai? Try Administration, Marketing, Economics, Accounting and Finance, or International Business courses.
2. Chief Creative at an Advertising Agency: They still use the lingo seen in Mad Men, which is pretty awesome. The Chief Creative is responsible for the development and implementation of concepts and ideas, drilling jingles into the consumer’s brain. How you get ahead in advertising depends on just how creative you are, but a career in Communication Sciences may be a good one. Courses in the Liberal Arts and Psychology won’t hurt either.
3. Ambassador: A good salary, a free house in (what is usually) a beautiful city with the most impressive amenities and services that a country has, you will receive invitations to the best events and high social recognition. You can attend parties and network with people from all over the world. Your job is to improve civil and commercial relationships in your country. A rather noble purpose. What to study? Law is a good career. It won’t hurt to be in politics, and to be on the right side so that when your party gets into power, you’re ready to pack your bags to Madrid, Tokyo or Washington DC.
4. Director of a private school in Ecuador: The most exclusive schools in Ecuadr feature some pretty impressive pay salaries to its directors – comparable to that of a middle manager in a multinational. You will find the time to enjoy the wonderful Ecuadorian weather. School directors usually work from 7:30 to 3:30 pm during school time. And when school is out? Holidays!
5. Inventor or Entrepreneur: It takes a very special kind of mind to be both inventor and entrepreneur. People are either sellers of successful products or their inventors – few are both: But there are many success stories of sellers of companies and products – and partnerships that have thrived – particularly in the telecommunications and technology sectors. We’ll assume that if you have the talent as an inventor, you won’t require an education in science: Therefore, marketing is among the best options when looking for a university course in this field.
6. Cruise Worker: So you may work two months straight with one month off (or similar hours). If you are adept at languages and you’re dedicated enough, you can access a cabin on a cruise around the world, with great food and a lucrative salary. Tourism and Hospitality.
7. Secretary General of Multinational Corporation: While they work less than many other kinds of executives, the general secretary’s job is far from a sinecure, as it requires attention to detail. The qualifications for this role are non specific, as the role requires qualities that often cannot be defined.
8. Multinational CEO: Corporate heads earn their positions through the results they have achieved – in their current roles, as well as their previous experience. Prepare to face angry shareholders if you have to, to explain yourself when things are going badly, and expect little praise when things are going well. But expect – above all – to be well remunerated. Studying a management course or even Industrial Engineering can ultimately lead to this career opportunity.
9. Restaurant owners: Given the boom in European cuisine, the restaurant owner is making big money. Although among the most likely start-ups to fail, the most interesting cases are the Chefs who are the sole shareholders of their restaurants. Study in college: Administration, Catering, Tourism, Hotel Management or Economics – or all of the above.
10. Partners in a law firm: In their early years the lawyers work hard, but achieving partner status changes things. The partner receives compensation for billing clients he brings to the firm. By a smaller margin, those that have yet to make partner can also bill hours.