Where's The Wealth? The Best and Worst Places to make your fortune in the World

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This article is brough to you by Sophie Hazan:

Having a valuable career is important. We spend a lot of time in our jobs, so it's understandable that we'd want them to be worthwhile. And it goes without saying that the primary reason we all go to work is for money. Whether it's minimum wage or big bucks, we all need an income to get by. And for those of you interested in earning a lot of money, it pays well (quite literally) to research the best industries to work in.


To make things easier for you, we've looked into the five best and five worst places to make your fortune in the world.




1. Considering it takes a minimum of 10 years to become one, it's no surprise that becoming a doctor in the Netherlands is one of the highest-paid jobs in the world. According to Insider Monkey, it is the best place to work, as earnings are just over £162,000 per annum.


2. At the end of 2014, it was declared by the Office for National Statistics that aircraft pilots and flight engineers were the UK's highest-paid workers. The best location for this one is sort of tricky, as you'll be flying here, there and everywhere. Think more about the airline you'd work for, as salaries can differ hugely.


3. Being a CEO is always a well-paid career. Right now, you'd do well to focus on searching for CEO jobs at tech companies, who are leading the way in innovation.


4. NASA pays $64,724 for a GS-11 to a maximum of $141,715 for a GS-14 astronaut, says Universe Today. As with any job, the more responsibility you have, the more money you earn. So take command of a mission to Mars, and you'll reap the rewards.


5. Your earnings as a lawyer increase over time, effectively rewarding loyalty and dedication. The Telegraph has revealed that the job pays £54,000 for the first five years, £76,000 for those with five to 10 years of experience, £100,000 for those practicing between 10 and 15 years, and £181,000 for more than 15 years' experience.




1. A waiter or waitress earns very little money – in fact, it's the lowest-paid job in the UK. Studies of this fact don't include tips, however, so the more efficient and friendlier you are, the more cash you'll see.


2. According to How Stuff Works, the worst paid jobs in America involve food preparation and cooking at fast food chains.


3. A career as a hairdresser is another one to avoid if you'd like to earn a significant wage. They take home an average of £13,373 per annum.


4. Forbes has put together a list of jobs, which are surprisingly low paid. It includes private investigators (who could earn as little as £16,600) and flight attendants (£16,000).


5. We'll finish with launderers, dry cleaners and pressers. It's definitely a job to avoid should you wish to make a mint, and there's very little room for progression too.


However, even low paid jobs can result in a promotion, catapulting you to stardom in your chosen career. You just need a bit of motivation and determination to reap the rewards that you crave. Just do a bit of research before you start job searching – it could make the world of difference.

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