You see, there’s a problem already. The fact that I called this article the best jobs in the world may reveal an inherent falsity in all of us (or maybe just me). This is of course the idea that money is directly proportional to happiness, which I don’t agree with; therefore I’m changing the title to “the highest paid jobs in the world”. Here they are:
Sounds like a pretty handy number to me. They travel the world, sit on their asses all day, and then get paid sh*t loads of money (anywhere up to $130,000). However a couple of months ago a pilot on an Air Canada 767 flying at 37,000 over the Atlantic went nuts and started to invoke God. He then had to be restrained and handcuffed to a seat, which suggests to me that this job may not be all that it is cracked up to be, and the long hours sitting around can be quite hazardous to your health…and the 146 passengers on board.
Depending on the size of the company you work for, you could earn billions, like our auld buddies Donald, Murdock, and Bill. But in general the research shows that the average CEO earns roughly $140,000-$150,000. This is of course the official figure, because if we knew the unofficial figures (in the form of write offs, bonuses, and tax cuts), this job would probably be featured at number one in this article.
The average shrink earns around $160,000 per annum. I reckon this is well earned as I can imagine it is a pretty demanding job, especially if you’re working in a psychiatric ward. On he plus side, they do have access to lots of wondrous medication which may help the poor souls in there. You probably have to be a bit nutty to do this job anyway, so the money is good for a reason.
If these people did 2,000 years ago, what they do now, they would probably be burnt at the stake for practicing witchcraft. It’s amazing when you think about it. They can actually manipulate your body in such a way so as to allow someone to cut you open with a scalpel, play around with your guts, then put them back in, and you don’t feel a thing. Come on, that’s a miracle! Well except in those cases where the patient wakes up in the middle of an operation, and feels everything but can’t move or speak. Not very pleasant! Anyway, the average pay check for the anesthesiologist is about $170,000-$180,000.
Now these lads & lasses really do work their asses off. The years of study, the long hours, and the nonsense they have to put up with during the intern years (come on, we’ve all seen scrubs). However, they do get to familiarize themselves with parts of our bodies that we probably don’t even know exist. An interesting job, but not for those with a weak stomach. Lots of money here; anywhere from $180,000 upwards.
Moral of the story: If you want lots of money, get a job in the medical profession.
Which jobs do you want to add to the list? Tell us why and the estimated salary involved.
This is a guest post by Chris O’Hara.