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Choosing the Right Career Path: Earning Potential

By February 8, 2018 No Comments

When choosing what to study, the most important thing is to really love what you’re going to be doing. However, the earning potential on a career path within your selected field is also something to consider, especially since you’ll be spending a lot of money on your tertiary education!

We investigate the earning potential of a number of different jobs within different industries. Being in the know means that you are better equipped to make the right decision regarding your future.

Information Technology

Top earning job title: Software developer (earn between R33 000 – R43 000 per month at intermediate level and R43 000 – R53 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Systems analyst, database developer, data analyst, systems administrator

Admin

Top earning job title: Office manager (earn between R20 000 – R30 000 per month at intermediate level and R25 000 – R35 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Admin clerk, HR officer, call centre operator, customer support, secretary

Warehousing & Logistics

Top earning job title: Dispatch and receiving manager (earn between R11 000 – R14 000 per month at intermediate level and R53 000 – R63 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Freight, route management, warehouse operations

Design, Media & Arts

Top earning job title: Interior designer (earn between R18 000 – R25 000 per month at intermediate level and R30 000 – R60 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Web designer, photographer, journalist

Legal

Top earning job title: Advocate (earn between R35 000 – R66 000 per month at intermediate level and R66 000 – R80 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Attorney, legal assistant

Marketing & Sales

Top earning job title: Communications & PR officer (earn between R22 000 – R26 000 per month at intermediate level and R30 000 – R41 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Advertising, brand manager, product management

Medical

Top earning job title: Physician (earn between R45 000 – R70 000 per month at intermediate level and R70 000 – R100 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: General practitioner, nurse, pharmacist

Building & Construction

Top earning job title: Construction manager (earn between R12 000 – R15 000 per month at intermediate level and R13 000 – R18 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Foreman, quantity surveyor

Hospitality

Top earning job title:  Hotel manager (earn between R14 000 – R23 000 per month at intermediate level and R23 000 – R67 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Waiter, chef, restaurant manager

Finance

Top earning job title: Corporate lender (earn between R42 000 – R60 000 per month at intermediate level and R50 000 – R75 000 at senior level)

Other job titles: Bookkeeper, accountant, portfolio manager, actuary, auditor

For more information about the possible career paths available to you, consider making an appointment with a career counsellor on campus.

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