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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    I see no motivation or drive from the people in this thread..

    Why 40k? why 50k? Think big... think 100k+. If you don't believe it, it'll never happen
    I'm not motivated by money. Couldn't give a toss. I'd rather do something I love and enjoy it.

    OP, anything from £25,000 up.
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    After reading this im expecting there'll be in a few years a lot of unhappy faces with their actual incomes haha, I applaud their optimism though.
    Me, I just hope to live comfortably in a nice house, be able to enjoy a nice holiday every year and drive a car that I love. The prospects of being able to work in places like Dubai, America, off-shore oil rigs should help that.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I'm not motivated by money. Couldn't give a toss. I'd rather do something I love and enjoy it.

    OP, anything from £25,000 up.
    I would be very happy with 50k, that's a lot to me from what I've grown up on, if was always thinking of earning 100k+ would be disappointed and unhappy for many years, no ones going to walk out of a degree and earn that much, takes time and hard work, id rather have a good career than loads of money really

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    (Original post by _anyawalsh)
    I would be very happy with 50k, that's a lot to me from what I've grown up on, if was always thinking of earning 100k+ would be disappointed and unhappy for many years, no ones going to walk out of a degree and earn that much, takes time and hard work, id rather have a good career than loads of money really

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    Exactly the money is nice but it's not a big deal. I don't know why people are so hung up on it
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    I'm not completely sure, I'm struggling about whether to go into investment banking (maths undergrad at Warwick) but I think although the actually obscene salary is amazing I don't think I would enjoy it. So looking at other alternatives and places I can go and I would be happy with about 40 - 70k at the peak of my career, which I don't think is too unreasonable if I graduate with a first.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Exactly the money is nice but it's not a big deal. I don't know why people are so hung up on it
    As long as I'm above minimum wage then I'll be happy haha

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    (Original post by TheIrrational)
    I'm not completely sure, I'm struggling about whether to go into investment banking (maths undergrad at Warwick) but I think although the actually obscene salary is amazing I don't think I would enjoy it. So looking at other alternatives and places I can go and I would be happy with about 40 - 70k at the peak of my career, which I don't think is too unreasonable if I graduate with a first.
    Hey, im maths undergrad at warwick too.

    40-70k at the peak of your career? some people start on that.
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    My dad earns £20000-£24,000 and about £11000 saved after all the expenses this year when I asked my dad. But we did buy a TV and a gaming computer as he promised us. So normally he said he would save around £15000. I think that's alright for someone with only 3-4 GCSE equivalent grades IMO. Although he works his butt off for 11 hours a day and maybe one day off every 2 weeks. Me and my bro are planning to work for 5 hours everyday in the 6 weeks holidays and give it my dad so he can ease off his work, feel bad for him :/.

    I would want to have £30k or more annually. I'm planning to get a degree(s) or A-Levels at-least. I would be really happy with £50k a year for less hours a day so I have time for leisure. Anyway atleast us people aren't living off a £1 a day like in some other countries. I could say I couldn't care less how much I earn't but then I'd be lying to myself.
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    (Original post by jj193)
    Hey, im maths undergrad at warwick too.

    40-70k at the peak of your career? some people start on that.
    Hey nice, what year?

    I know, but I'm really not interested in finance. Really looking at GCHQ jobs and computer security and cryptography jobs which vary from £70k - £110k with experience. REALLY avoiding finance which are the huge starting salary jobs.

    What're you looking at when you graduate?
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    (Original post by TheIrrational)
    Hey nice, what year?

    I know, but I'm really not interested in finance. Really looking at GCHQ jobs and computer security and cryptography jobs which vary from £70k - £110k with experience. REALLY avoiding finance which are the huge starting salary jobs.

    What're you looking at when you graduate?
    Why is it that you're avoiding Finance?
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    I'm on £18,000 a year at the min and I manage but still struggle because my rent has gone up, I'd be happy with £20,000 as I could live comfortably on that x
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    Planning on wife, many kids as God allows, so would be happy with around 50-70k a year. Will be a bit of a downgrade, grew up in a household with combined wealth of over 300k a year, but don't care really. God > Family > Money.
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    (Original post by Tuerin)
    Any degree can potentially lead to 120k+. Many people don't even have degrees and are billionaires. No degree, excepting perhaps the medicines, but definitely not physics, arms graduates with the concrete prospect of earning an average of 120k 10 years after graduation. Among the better paid degrees are probably law, economics, engineering, medicine, maths and related subjects. Arts degrees like English can ultimately be applied to lucrative careers in law, PR, politics etc. The point is, resist making up facts and figures.
    Physics (at Warwick at least) pays better than the highest-earning engineering degree (those who graduate from the mechanical engineering stream). I'm unsure to what extent this is skewed by the number of physics graduates heading off into investment banking relative to the engineers, but there are physics posts in industry (and indeed engineering posts available to physicists) at least on a par with an engineer's expected earnings.
    Physics also pays better than maths and most of the law degrees I could find. English and other arts subjects tend to hover around the bottom of the pile with £17-£20k starting salaries. Economics does better by about 1.5k (about the same as computer science), and medicine (as expected) has very high projected earnings).


    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/s...gems/external/
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    (Original post by Sami')
    Why is it that you're avoiding Finance?
    I'm not a fan of stats, I've been sticking with pure/computing maths, the long days don't sound to fun, it just doesn't look like a career I would enjoy, I haven't completely ruled it out, but there is far more that I would enjoy more. I'm going to go for something I would enjoy over the insane salaries which come with banking :/
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    No one has mentioned if we're talking about net or gross salary. I'm on 28k a year and living a little tightly - my net income is £1600 per month which, after mortgage and bills and food and purchases for the house doesn't amount to too much left over. But I guess having a house means I don't have to save up for too much anymore other than that holiday I'd like once a year..


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    I know my starting wage will be relatively low as a junior doctor (25k or so). But I hope it will move up to 300k+ when I specialise

    At the end of the day, it depends on the field, but I suppose the more complex/interesting the field the more pay
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    I think considering my chosen career path a minimum wage of 100,000 is realistic and 120,000 is achievable, which I'm very delighted with....... And it can definitely cater for my financial needs, since I'm a very heavy spender!!!!!
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    £35k...a minute.
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    (Original post by Sarah-Jane-mee)
    I think considering my chosen career path a minimum wage of 100,000 is realistic and 120,000 is achievable, which I'm very delighted with....... And it can definitely cater for my financial needs, since I'm a very heavy spender!!!!!
    What career path is this with a minimum wage of 100k?
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    (Original post by Donald Duck)
    EEM at Oxford. I'm comparing it to the first job I got.
    unrelated to the topic, but could i ask if they're still offering EEM? can't seem to find it on their website :\
 
 
 
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