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Old 06-23-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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It could be that you are socially introverted but would be more confident and thus more extroverted in a professional situation. I would definitely advise you to focus on what you enjoy. If you enjoy it and are good at it, your confidence with power you through whatever human interaction is necessary.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:35 PM
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Most of the world's wealthiest guys today are software engineers or hedge fund managers....quant businesses filled w/introverted, socially aloof characters who are rather creative but often "difficult" personalities who don't play well with others

Just make sure have intellectual/technical skills to compete in such high-powered industries

Saddest sight is a dumb geek, like many lower IQ engineers or "scientists" or biologists or economists or non-quant academics who are obsoleted by their 30s or by a recession

Mediocre workers in any field (even academia) need to have decent sales/admin/political skills to survive as they become older, more costly and more disposable to employers
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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Any engineering field. Petroleum Engineering is what I'd recommend. Guaranteed starting salary of $80,000+ right out of school with a BS. Will probably be making $150,000 or so after 3 years (with stock, bonuses all included)... You would have to go to a school that offers a BS in it. (Texas, Texas Tech, Colorado School of Mines...etc)

Other Engineering degrees I recommend: Anything except Civil Engineering (doesn't pay as well-- similar type of work).

Computer Science would also be good, or some IT field. To make $70K+ you probably must go get a 4 year degree.

Other science related fields would be okay too, but I'd recommend against the natural science fields: Chemistry, Mathematics-- instead I'd do a more specific major, or possibly do physics.

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Old 06-24-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Any engineering field. Petroleum Engineering is what I'd recommend. Guaranteed starting salary of $80,000+ right out of school with a BS. Will probably be making $150,000 or so after 3 years (with stock, bonuses all included)... You would have to go to a school that offers a BS in it. (Texas, Texas Tech, Colorado School of Mines...etc)

Other Engineering degrees I recommend: Anything except Civil Engineering (doesn't pay as well-- similar type of work).

Computer Science would also be good, or some IT field. To make $70K+ you probably must go get a 4 year degree.

Other science related fields would be okay too, but I'd recommend against the natural science fields: Chemistry, Mathematics-- instead I'd do a more specific major, or possibly do physics.

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As to what is in red.. that is not necessarily the case. It depends on which exact field, and location you work. My father who is a civil engineer, makes over 250k
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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Anything that primarily involves research... I worked in a biochemistry lab my freshmen year of college and can confirm I barely ever talked to anyone there, primarily because there was only 4 people sharing the space and they were all pretty busy most of the time.

Tax or legal research might be an option too, but you will probably have to explain your research to your bosses... not group presentations most of the time though.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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I have a year left in high school and I want to be 100% sure of what I want to be by the end of this year. I'm not exactly shy; I just work better when I'm on my own or near that. I consider myself above average and I'm looking for a job that I'll be good at and that will pay well, $70K and higher. I don't exactly base it off of what I'm good at, because I can gradually get "good" at anything if I put my mind to it.

I've looked at Anesthesiologist, actuaries, and pharmacist, for examples... those pay 100k that I'm interested in.

The specific field doesn't really matter, as long as I don't have to give speeches or things like that... people say, "just talk more" or "why don't you talk?"... I just prefer solitude and it's simply my personality.

Do you know of any jobs that fit my description?

Thanks for reading.
Computers / IT *may* pay $100k, depending on the specific position offered. Also a good potential career, for an introvert (I am one, and I work in IT myself).
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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