6 months ago
The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) has just released the survey on the highest-paid jobs in the UK for 2019. If you're aiming to get employed at the moment, the Typical Student team provides you with a few possible choices.
1. Chief Executives and Senior Officials
Average salary: £97,083
In the UK, CEOs are also known as Managing Directors are the highest-ranking individuals within a company. Choosing a business-related degree will definitely be a benefit on your way to becoming a CEO.
2. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Average salary: £79,258
Depending on the employer and the type of aircraft, pilot salaries may vary. As for the minimum requirements to begin the pilot training, one needs five GCSEs and two A-levels.
3. Medical Practitioners
Average salary: £75,855
To become a medical practitioner, one has to take at least five years at medical school, then complete a compulsory two-year foundation training program, then apply for training programs in a specialty. Aspiring consultants may require further specialist training. Please mind, the competition is immense on medical degree courses, so the highest A-levels in maths and science are a must.
4. Marketing and Sales Director
Average salary: £75,126
Making it to the marketing and sales director is quite a challenge as marketing is extremely competitive. Employers typically prefer graduates with marketing and business-related degrees. Previous work experience will be a benefit.
5. Air Traffic Controller
Average salary: £74,124
The job of an air traffic controller is a responsible one. Coordinating of departing and arriving planes on a daily basis isn't easy, so the requirements for the job are pretty harsh: having five GCSEs and a completed NATS course to become an Air Traffic Controller. Despite it may sound like a piece of cake, less than 0.5% of applicants (15 out of 3,000) get the job annually.
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