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It’s about that time of year when everyone is starting to talk about their New Year’s resolutions, so there’s no better time to discuss some of the highest paying careers that you can work from home or remotely.
Even if you’re reading this and it’s not close to the new year, it’s still a new day, a new dawn, and could be a new life for you.
Who knows, you may find your calling in this list. It’s never too late for a change, especially one to better yourself, advance your career, or start a job that you actually enjoy. What?!… People actually enjoy their jobs? Yep! They do.
*All average salaries here are reported by Glassdoor as the national average salary in The United States.
1) Scrum Master Average Salary $88,042
A Scrum Master manages a team of product developers (usually software developers.) Scrum is an agile software development framework or methodology of developing new products. A scrum master studies the Scrum Framework, gets certified, then helps their team stay on track and complete tasks using Scrum.
In layman’s terms. A Scrum Manager is basically a team manager who helps keep their team on track and structures tasks using the Scrum Framework. Scrum Framework is simply a structured way of sequencing tasks to complete a project in increments instead of all at once.
Of course that is a very broad sense of this position, and if you’d like to learn more you can check out a great course from PluralSight called Scrum Master Fundamentals – Becoming a Great Scrum Master.
2) User Experience(UX) Designer Average Salary $79,585
A User Experience Design or UX Design jobs are one of the most important components when designing software for consumers. Companies are always looking for UX designers to keep their products easy to use, familiar, and overall a good experience for their customers.
You may have heard me mention UserTesting companies before. Typically these tests are conducted by UX teams as part of their research. These teams of UX designers are researching how their products are being used, what their customers expectations are while using these products, and more to improve the user’s experience.
get started on your UX Designer career path, PluralSight has a course for beginners called UX fundamentals.
3) Software Developer Average Salary $81,994
As a software developer you can find yourself working in any industry. You could build software for the healthcare industry like a computer application that allows doctors to easily look up patient information, or a program that allows a machine to accurately monitor and patients vitals. You could build a website like Facebook or YouTube. Your options are limitless.
The great thing about software development is that a lot of people are self taught. Yes you can go to school to get a fancy degree on paper, but there are so many resources online and if you’re determined you can teach yourself.
PluralSight has thousands of premium courses to help kickstart your development career and if you’re interested in building websites I highly recommend tying out FreeCodeCamp and Udemy; At the time this post is being written I’m using these resources to gain skills in WordPress development.
This is a relatively short list of high-paying tech jobs, but if you’re looking for a change or just deciding your career path, I highly recommend getting into the tech industry. There are more job openings in this industry than people with the skills to fill them.
Contrary to what people think, you don’t need to be super good at math or know everything about computers to get started. All you need to know is how to use Google, that it won’t be easy, but as long as you don’t give up on yourself you can succeed.
No matter what you choose to do good luck with your future career endeavors.
Until next time.