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What high salary type jobs (£80,000+) can I realistically pursue with an Economics undergraduate degree?

Or do I need master's too? Well, I am just interested to know the job types/careers with high salary. Money is my main motivation.
Obviously I can't go into medicine with Economics Bsc

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Civil engineering.
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(Original post by ndkathleen)
Hi,

What high salary type jobs (£80,000+) can I realistically pursue with an Economics undergraduate degree?

Or do I need master's too? Well, I am just interested to know the job types/careers with high salary. Money is my main motivation.
Obviously I can't go into medicine with Economics Bsc

Thanks.
You do realise how small a proportion of the population actually earn 80k+?
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If you get to the top of most jobs you can earn £80k+

The highest paid newsagent owners earn more than some investment bankers.
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Oh right, but I'm not talking about highest paid newsagent. I mean median average salaries which are high in a specific career path

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You do realise how small a proportion of the population actually earn 80k+?
Well, both my parents earn that but they are in medical field.
Yes, I know it's small, but it doesn't mean you can't be part of that small proportion. Just like my parents right?
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(Original post by ndkathleen)
Hi,

What high salary type jobs (£80,000+) can I realistically pursue with an Economics undergraduate degree?

Or do I need master's too? Well, I am just interested to know the job types/careers with high salary. Money is my main motivation.
Obviously I can't go into medicine with Economics Bsc

Thanks.
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(Original post by ndkathleen)
Hi,

What high salary type jobs (£80,000+) can I realistically pursue with an Economics undergraduate degree?

Or do I need master's too? Well, I am just interested to know the job types/careers with high salary. Money is my main motivation.
Obviously I can't go into medicine with Economics Bsc

Thanks.
accountant
economist
anything else business related
but a masters would help
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(Original post by ndkathleen)
Well, both my parents do but they are in medical field.
In a medical field you say? Does that make them 'farmacists'? :teeth:
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Good at maths (especially probability)? Maybe an Actuary? You need actuarial exams though. http://www.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_o...escription.jsp
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Investment banking is the most obvious with Economics...
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(Original post by Will7805)
Good at maths (especially probability)? Maybe an Actuary? You need actuarial exams though. http://www.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_o...escription.jsp
I heard maths degree level doesn't make i much easier becoming an actuary, someone took MSc at Warwick in Maths and still flopped the acturial exams, plus there is so many of them and the train ing is long!
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The bad thing is I read 90% of investment bankers earn just over £45,000 per year.
Maybe another field is higher than that.

according to this website:
http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk...t%20banking.do
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All the high paid jobs are boring to me...
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Set up your won business. Plenty of small business owners make very respectable careers. I know a guy who ownes a kebab shop on a council estate making 100k plus.
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(Original post by marcusmerehay)
You do realise how small a proportion of the population actually earn 80k+?
Nah, with an economics degree you've got to be pretty rubbish not to be earning that by the time you're 40-50.
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Set up your won business. Plenty of small business owners make very respectable careers. I know a guy who ownes a kebab shop on a council estate making 100k plus.
Best way to go in my opinion also, it's just having that entrepreneurial streak and a nice lump of cash to set you up...
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There no better job than investment banking. Your sallary will rise with experience, you are dreaming if you expect to earn 80k any time soon even after graduation
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There no better job than investment banking. Your sallary will rise with experience, you are dreaming if you expect to earn 80k any time soon even after graduation
sorry, I didn't say 'soon'
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There no better job than investment banking. Your sallary will rise with experience, you are dreaming if you expect to earn 80k any time soon even after graduation

A couple of the tip/top law forms pay 60k to trainees. I've looked at the intake, pretty much all oxbridge, all 1st class honours, and all very personable from what I've heard.
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Lol, am I the only one to assume that OP assumes that there is a field where 80k+ is base for a fresh econ grad?
Edit: nevermind, the key is experience in any field.
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