High Paying Jobs, Minimal Education

Who says you have to have a Degree, a Master or a PhD in order to be successful in life? You can get high paying jobs with minimal education if you know how to carve your career pathway. In US, there are 10 jobs offering high salary and yet you don’t need to have that glossy degree paper to apply for these jobs.

1. Air Traffic Controllers: $117,200

2. Industrial Production Managers: $77,670

3. First-Line Police and Detective Supervisors: $69,300

4. Funeral Director: $49,620

5. Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers: $47,460

6. Advertising Sales Agents: $42,750

7. Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents: $39,760

8. Occupational Therapist Assistants: $42,060

9. Occupational Therapist Aides: $25,000

10. Physical Therapist Assistants: $41,360

These jobs are not easy but that doesn’t mean you have to have a Degree in order to score a job in any of these fields. You can be a drop out and still get a good job with excellent pay.

Having a Degree gives an edge over the others but if you work hard, I am sure you can score these jobs easily. Determination is very important when it comes to having a long lasting career.

Recession is not going to stop you from pursuing your dream career. In fact recession won’t affect you if you take the time to search for jobs and apply for them.

You don’t even have to spend more money and hit the books in order to be better than the others. The important key is to find a job that is suitable for yourself.

Keeping Your Salary a Secret

Do you keep your salary a secret? It is very important to keep it a secret. After all, salary is supposed to be “confidential”. It is not advisable to share your salary with colleagues, friends or family. Of course, there is a reason why you should not share such confidential information.

We can share a joke, we can share a lunch but we can never share salary information with our colleagues to prevent unfairness issues. This is issue is very important especially when there are two staff working the same position and yet one of them is getting a higher pay than the other. You wouldn’t want to be alienated by your colleagues if you are getting paid much higher than them. Similarly, you wouldn’t want to be jealous of those who are getting paid higher than you.

Open salary discussion never works, no matter in what condition. By keeping your salary a secret, your manager can always discuss with your in private about why you are being paid such an amount and how you can increase your pay. This type of information can never be revealed in public to avoid jealousy and hatred in office.

Imagine is someone you know in the office, who is also holding the same position as you is getting paid higher, would you be unhappy about the fact? Don’t lie to yourself. You won’t be able to feel happy about it because you feel you should be getting the same amount but you aren’t. This is why you should always keep your salary confidential.

Office politic is always there and the situation depends on how you handle it. Money is the root of all evil so be sure to handle your salary information wisely. There is a reason why the word “confidential” is printed on most salary slips.

Banks – Will There Be Bonus?

Banks and financial related companies usually belong to the generous lot when it comes to bonus give-out.

True enough, many of the bank staff will find themselves sometimes working until early in the morning and often put in a predicament where resignation comes drumming to their ears.

But there will be happy faces as the fiscal year edges to an end. When it comes to earnings and profits, banks make most money. And this means, a super high year end bonus in the coffers.

At times, bonus payment can be as much as 10 times of their basic salary, or even more.

But maybe not this year though. With the subprime mortgage crisis and the credit crunch triggered in the US, banks and financial companies became the mostly hit casualties. It pushed Citibank down from the world’s largest bank to 7th in less than 6 months. It hit Lehman Brothers so hard that the company had to file for one of the largest bankruptcies in history. It prompted the US government to rescue the AIG Group through a multi-billion bail out.

Recession looks inevitable.

As the Wall Street continues its downfall, Goldman Sachs, a New York based international bank holding group with major interest in securities, investment banking and investment management, has made up their mind about the bonus pay out for its 7 top executives – they will get nothing. The decision was made even though the company was recently injected with $10 billion by the US government as part of a bail out exercise that included some budget for the company’s executive pay.

Public officials in New York have warned the company, together with other banks rescued by the government, not to use the tax payers’ money unnecessarily to award bonuses to their staff to avoid public backlash. Rumour has also been spreading that the habit of major banks in awarding exuberant amount of bonuses to their executives in the recent years has become a catalyst for catastrophic losses and stimulated the current economy crisis.

With Goldman Sachs’ move, questions are lingering in the air how other banks and financial companies will pay their staff bonuses. Will there be any bonus this year?

Hospital Security Staff Go on Strike

After not being paid their full salary since working for the last 5 months, disgruntled security staff working at the Hospital Tunku Ampuan Rahiman (HTAR), Klang, Selangor decided to go on strike.

Instead of getting their full basic salary of RM800, they were paid partially between RM100 to RM200 each time, a meager sum which is not only inadequate for their family, but also for themselves.

Many of the security staff have family to support.

Half of the staff which was supposed to report for night shift duty on Friday decided not to work, putting the security aspect of the hospital’s operation at risk. They are part of some 140 security personnel, all local Malaysians, employed by an outsourcing company appointed by the Ministry of Health.

Hearing the grievance, the state government, which also received complained that some of the employees were not paid EPF and SOCSO, has summoned the director of the outsourcing company for explanation. The company has promised a settlement within a week time, failing which may result the company to be recommended for service termination by the Health Ministry.