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Old 08-21-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Just curious what the most 20 or so in demand jobs and starting salaries are in Houston....want to make sure i'm in school for the right thing. Would love to start with $50k
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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I am not sure, but I think the ingeniers in astronomy/astronauts.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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I'm wondering about teachers/professors/special education teachers or xray tech's....can't do engineering and no interest in being an astronaut.....so i'm wondering there has to be a slew of them...anybody? anybody?
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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starting at 50,000 right out of school? Get into legal, oil/gas or pro basketball...
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I think you're outta luck if you don't want to be an engineer....there is HUGE demand for chemical and civil engineers around here and they do start over 50K out of school. Part of why I am one
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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If you get a PLM or EM degree you can start at 50k+ with an oil company as a Landman or Division Order Analyst. Geologists are also in high demand and starting at 50k+. If you get an education degree or x-ray tech cert expect to make about 40k for the rest of your life. Professors make good money but you need a Phd, get into a good slot, and be well published to make 6 figure salary, otherwise your looking at 40k again.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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I work for a Big Oil, and I can confirm that the oil & gas industry is short of geologists and drilling engineers (usually chemical or petroleum eng). This shortage will persist well into at least the next 4-5 years, especially if oil price continues to be at its current level.

I'm not sure what the starting salary is, but I'm sure it's more than 50K. In fact, I read a couple of news articles that said petroleum engineers are getting 70-80K right out of college.

But still, my recommendation is that you'll pursue what interests you the most. Cliche, but it's worked well for me.




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Just curious what the most 20 or so in demand jobs and starting salaries are in Houston....want to make sure i'm in school for the right thing. Would love to start with $50k
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
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Registered Nurse's make great money and are in high demand in Houston as well as everywhere else.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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I understand slinging pays pretty well in Houston.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: houston
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Just do what you love, except if it's painting, music or something that has little earning potential.


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I'm wondering about teachers/professors/special education teachers or xray tech's....can't do engineering and no interest in being an astronaut.....so i'm wondering there has to be a slew of them...anybody? anybody?
Professors make good money, but you'll have to be in school for a looooong time. Teachers are in pretty good demand in Texas from what I understand. But their starting salaries are in the low 40's as of 2006-2007.

School Zone: The great teacher pay race
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