Starting a business is an extremely difficult task. Whether you are tired of the corporate grind, lost your job, or just looking for a change. In most cases, small businesses fail. This is due to many reasons, but luck is one of them. Much of a businesses success is simply attributed to luck. In some cases, you might just be better off pursuing one of these high paying careers.
Train Conductors and Railroad Workers
It might come as a surprise to you, but according to this website, railroad conductors earn close to six figures annually. Not only that, but they receive amazing perks and benefits, are union employees, and get above average retirement benefits.
The work is tough though. You’ll be on call, work all hours of the day (night), and its hard work. But, if business isn’t for you, and not because a lack of hard work, becoming a railroad conductor is a good choice.
Now, this one may be controversial. And that’s because at the moment truck drivers don’t earn very much money. And because of that, wages are going up. In the next few years, they should be above average.
This lifestyle is probably the worst out of all occupations in this list. You’re on the road for weeks or months at a time. Forget about a home or family life. Many truckers don’t even have homes, simply living in their rig forever!
This occupation is most popular and prominent in the south and pacific northwest. Loggers work long hours, in outdoor weather conditions all year round, and it’s always ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations.
The hazards stem from dangerous conditions deep in the woods. Falling branches, trees, debris, and difficult terrain make for an accident prone environment. Not only that, but it can be difficult to get medical attention in a timely matter, leading to deaths.
Now regular security guards don’t make very much money. And armed security guards aren’t the most highly compensated either. But if you land the right gig, it can be pretty lucrative. That’s because you really don’t need much other than some training courses that can be completed on your nights or weekends. The cost is usually less than $1000 to get certified.
The most lucrative armed security positions are usually at nuclear power plants. In most cases, these guys are earning around $25-$30 per hour. For the little investment that’s needed, that’s a pretty good return.
This one is very specific because we are naming a specific job at a specific company, UPS. The drivers usually make around $70,000 per year, and no experience is required. Though you usually have to start of as a part time package handler working a few hours a night before you can get your turn to become a driver.
But if you’re determined, you can make the big bucks.
Being in business for yourself is very lucrative, but it isn’t for everyone. And hardwork or determination is not always a factor. Sometimes, luck just isn’t on your side. Hopefully these five career choices may spark some interest for our readers that need some help.