3 High Paying Careers for Tech Savvy Students

Last Updated on August 22, 2015

3 High Paying Careers for Tech Savvy Students

The business and career-centered world is booming more than ever with the need for more logically, technically minded individuals. Those who find themselves better suited to a career of crunching numbers and thinking logically rather than “artistically” often find their skills downgraded by being referred to as “computer geeks”. However, Bill Gates and other computer geeks can testify that being wired to think in technical terms can be a true gift, and there are many high-paying careers that require this type of thought process. Although there is a vast amount of information available regarding careers for technically minded people, three of the highest paying careers will be the focus of this informative article. Hopefully anyone who finds that he or she is a of a technical thought process will discover a lucrative, high-paying career that fosters goodwill and enjoyment, whether it be one of the careers listed below or a separate, similar one.

1) Actuary

This high-paying career choice is perfect for those naturally gifted with the ability to analyze risk factors. Technical types will be at home with this career, as they tend to analyze statistics concerning issues such as disabilities, mortality rates, and more. After analyzing the data, the actuary creates a policy based on the statistics. Statistical data is a tremendous part of an actuary's job, and any person with technical gifts and logical leanings would enjoy this career. The typical salary for an actuary is an impressive number, usually resting at an average of approximately $95,000.

2) Economist

Being an economist requires a high amount of skill, along with natural gifts for logic and technical thought processes. As one could assume according to the career name, economists typically analyze and look for certain trends that occur in economics. Basically, an economist's daily work involves discovering problems and their gradual solutions. Anyone who is gifted with a technical thought process would certainly enjoy a career as an economist. They are currently in high demand; coupled with an impressive average salary of approximately $90,000, these two factors should make an economist career a high consideration.

3) Physicist

If basic math appears too dull to some readers with more technical thought processes, perhaps a high-paying career as a physicist is what they are suited for. The study of the natural world is widely seen as a noble and fascinating practice; that is exactly what a physicist does. For the logically minded individual, performing experiments to discover natural laws and other aspects of science should be quite an enticing career option. If the concept of matter and motion was a fascinating subject in school, then one would enjoy and flourish in this highly logical career. A higher education is required for this career, with doctoral degrees being the most commonly desired for job applicants in this particular discipline. The average annual salary for this career is worth it, resting at approximately $92,000 per year.

The three careers described above are just a few of the high-paying job opportunities available for those who naturally have a more technical thought process. There is a wide amount of other jobs available, but the careers of an actuary, economist, and physicist are all equally fascinating and rewarding for the prospective employee. Logic and technical thought will always have a place in the career world, and this is a fact that will never change.

Angela Ramsey is a career counselor and guest author at BestDegreePrograms.org, where she contributed to the guide to the Top 10 Best Majors for Indecisive Students.

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1 thought on “3 High Paying Careers for Tech Savvy Students”

  1. Hertha Villalta

    The first advice I would offer is this: be wary of following the careers advice your college gives you. In journalism school, for example, students are routinely instructed that, though they may wish to write about development issues in Latin America, in order to achieve the necessary qualifications and experience they must first spend at least three years working for a local newspaper, before seeking work for a national newspaper, before attempting to find a niche which brings them somewhere near the field they want to enter. You are told to travel, in other words, in the opposite direction to the one you want to take. You want to go to Latin America? Then first you must go to Nuneaton. You want to write about the Zapatistas? Then first you must learn how to turn corporate press releases into “news”. You want to be free? Then first you must learn to be captive..

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