People beginning their career training or looking for career advice will want to consider the most lucrative careers. New articles at LearningAndLife.com describe the U.S. careers with five top starting salaries -- and how to prepare for them. LearningAndLife.com is a fun, informative resource for education and career advice and links to online degrees.
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July 18, 2007
Learning about the most lucrative career fields is an important step for people starting their college education or seeking a career change. New articles at LearningAndLife.com discuss the careers with some of the highest starting salaries in the U.S.: software design, management consulting, accounting, nursing and sales. LearningAndLife.com features career tips, educational advice and school listings.
LearningAndLife.com's five featured careers with high starting salaries span the business and healthcare fields, and they also have several additional attributes in common. They're all expected to maintain growth through 2014. They all require at least a bachelor's degree -- and often a master's degree -- for a top starting salary. The career training necessary to succeed in each of these fields is available through online degrees from top schools listed at LearningAndLife.com (http://www.LearningAndLife.com).
Software design currently has one of the highest starting salaries of all U.S. careers -- $53,729 per year -- and is expected to be one of the fastest-growing careers through 2014.
A management consulting career has an average starting salary of $49,781 in the U.S. Seventy-two percent of all management consultants have at least a bachelor's degree.
Private accountants start at an average salary of $44,564, with public accountants earning slightly less. Most states require a college degree to become a CPA (certified public accountant).
A nursing career is attractive because of the potential for flexible and part-time schedules -- and also because of the average starting salary of $38,775 for registered nurses. Nursing is the largest healthcare career and is expected to offer the most new jobs through 2014.
A sales career has an average starting salary of $37,130. Many top salespeople work with advertising, marketing and public relations staff to develop sales and marketing strategies, and are also responsible for developing sales territories, training procedures and goal and incentive programs.