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In your opinion, what degree or job would provide a comfortable living?

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istealcookies

Asked by istealcookies at 7:12 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Depends on what you think a comfortable living is...for some that's $40K and for others it's $240K
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 7:15 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • More than 60k and under a 100k.
    istealcookies

    Comment by istealcookies (original poster) at 7:18 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • yes, it depends on your idea of comfortable. My best friend went to school for 6 years to become a psychologist and has yet to find a decent job. she makes $8 working at a police station. I went to college for a few years but my field is medical. My program was 9 months and I make $24 and hour in Las Vegas....I technically don't have a degree but make a lot more than people with a degree....but it all depends on what you're comfortable with.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 7:19 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • my husband is a chef/general manager of a restaurant here and makes around 90K....I know you're not asking about salaries, but that's what you can get in those fields...
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 7:20 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • This depends a lot upon where you live, too, remember.
    evwsquared

    Answer by evwsquared at 7:36 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • in this economy we all better get a CDL
    sam223

    Answer by sam223 at 7:39 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • You can find a lot of info about jobs and pay at this website plus the education usually required


    http://www.bls.gov/oco/

    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:44 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Law degree
    Accounting degree
    Biochemist
    RN
    Teacher
    Doctor
    Dentist
    There is a whole world of careers out there!
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:51 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, most other engineering jobs
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 11:16 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • There's more to factor in here than just income. I know people who make $200,000/yr. and are nearly broke while others make $50,000 and are doing extremely well with their financial lives. Has to do with how well you save, invest, curb spending, and so on. And there are other benefits to consider as well from a potential employer; medical/dental benefits, 401 plans, etc. which are part of an overall financial package.

    Truth is for a comfortable living, ANY job that will cover your basic needs (food/medicine, shelter, clothing) will suffice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

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