Many people decide to pursue college degrees to earn higher incomes than they can with jobs that just require a high school diploma. Even with a college degree, you may still not earn over £65,000 a year. To earn six figures, you will need a job that usually requires advanced degrees and much responsibility. The more education and experience you have in your field, the more likely you are to receive £65,000 or more. There are even jobs paying that much that don't require much experience.
Pharmacy is one career path you can take to earn over £65,000 a year. Pharmacists prepare drugs for patients, give health advice to patients and physicians, and monitor health progress of patients to ensure that prescriptions work safely and effectively. To become a pharmacist, you must attend an accredited college and complete at least two years of professional study, including classes in mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics before being admitted to a doctorate of pharmacy program. A doctorate of pharmacy can be completed in four years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for pharmacists in 2008 was £69,166 (See Reference 1).
Human Resource Manager
Human resource managers organise, retain, hire and motivate employees. A bachelor's degree in business or human resource management or other degree with classes in training and development, human resources, organizational benefits, and compensation is generally sufficient to begin a career in human resources (See Reference 2). However, to become a human resource manager, you may need an advanced degree such as a master or doctorate. You may also need a few years of experience in human resources. A human resource manager can make well over £65,000 yearly.
Financial managers can work in almost any type of organisation because almost every organisation needs help in preparing financial reports, overseeing investments, controlling budgets, and setting long-term financial goals. Finance managers will need at least a bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or economics. A master's degree in one of these areas is helpful. Experience is key. You can start with a finance organisation and work your way up the ladder to be a finance manager. When you enter this job, you can make as much as £65,000 a year (See Reference 3).