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what are the top highest paid Technical Jobs?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hello everyone, 

 

what are the most highly paid technical jobs and the most in demand and will always be needed?

 

i personally have a diploma in robotics and system engineering - Computia A+ - Network + - Server + - security +

 

and currently doing MCSA - LPIC-2 - CCNA - CEH 

 

and planning to achieve an expert level in each certificate mentioned above.

 

any and all opinions are more than appreciated.

 

thank you all :) 

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Network architect/consultants can make insane amounts of money when working with big companies,. 

 

Its a position that will be needed for a long time to come and demand should be fairly constant as businesses are always going through upgrades and such. 

 

You need to be very, very good to get to that point though 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

Network architect/consultants can make insane amounts of money when working with big companies,. 

 

Its a position that will be needed for a long time to come and demand should be fairly constant as businesses are always going through upgrades and such. 

 

You need to be very, very good to get to that point though 

ok, so from what i understand , network technical jobs are the most paid ? what about system administrators and computer engineers? also what are your thoughts about Avionics technicians or engineers  ? 

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28 minutes ago, OCD-FREAK said:

hello everyone, 

 

what are the most highly paid technical jobs and the most in demand and will always be needed?

 

i personally have a diploma in robotics and system engineering - Computia A+ - Network + - Server + - security +

 

and currently doing MCSA - LPIC-2 - CCNA - CEH 

 

and planning to achieve an expert level in each certificate mentioned above.

 

any and all opinions are more than appreciated.

 

thank you all :) 

CEO of a tech company. They pay insane bonuses


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Radium_Angel said:

CEO of a tech company. They pay insane bonuses

yes, i know that. but i will be a CEO when i hit 50. i am asking for a tech job that pays the much and is always in demand. like what do you think of avionics?

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Salary depends on experience, company size, if you're an employee or a contractor, etc. If we're looking at long term goals, almost any tech job will get you 6 figures, but that usually requires at least 5-8 years of experience.

 

If you're looking at entry level, likely software development of any sort or systems support roles (like what you'd expect IT to do) are up there. 

 

Do note that if you work as a contractor, independent or through a temp agency, what you earn is misleading. While you might earn more than an employee of the same level as you, you're also likely not getting benefits. If you're an independent contractor, the company won't deduct the income tax you're supposed to pay and you need to do that yourself. For independent contractors, you're likely losing at least 20% immediately for taxes.

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Senior Project Consultants (contractor) are probably the most well paid job, but you never know how long it could be between roles (and ofc you need to be able to prove a history for these roles)

Database & Network architects again can make the 6 figure range. 

Automation Engineers & DevOps are often paid very well.

Legacy system engineers *can* be paid well such as for IBM iAccess but very few companies still have these systems. 

 

Personally im an infrastructure and systems engineer. I have MCSA (Server 2016) and VCP (VMware Professional). I've also done Unix, Firewall (Checkpoint) and Switching/Routing (Cisco). It can be quite difficult to find good paying jobs in this area, especially if you have no *Cloud* facilities near you. A lot of companies have moved infrastructure to cloud providers, and many more innovative companies are turning more to Docker/Containers than vast numbers of VM's. 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Jarsky said:

Senior Project Consultants (contractor) are probably the most well paid job, but you never know how long it could be between roles (and ofc you need to be able to prove a history for these roles)

Database & Network architects again can make the 6 figure range. 

Automation Engineers & DevOps are often paid very well.

Legacy system engineers *can* be paid well such as for IBM iAccess but very few companies still have these systems. 

 

Personally im an infrastructure and systems engineer. I have MCSA (Server 2016) and VCP (VMware Professional). I've also done Unix, Firewall (Checkpoint) and Switching/Routing (Cisco). It can be quite difficult to find good paying jobs in this area, especially if you have no *Cloud* facilities near you. A lot of companies have moved infrastructure to cloud providers, and many more innovative companies are turning more to Docker/Containers than vast numbers of VM's. 

 

so network tech jobs are better than an automation engineer? and if i have CCNP - MCSE - LPIC-2 , i get paid well ?

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17 minutes ago, OCD-FREAK said:

so network tech jobs are better than an automation engineer? and if i have CCNP - MCSE - LPIC-2 , i get paid well ?

 

It all depends on the role. Im more talking design architects when im talking about networks, as opposed to something like a response engineer - but pay doesnt reflect your qualification, it reflects your role which you often require minimum qualifications and come with some big responsibilities for the enterprise type companies that pay big. 


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Experience > Qualifications. Get a degree to find your first job or start at a really small company that doesn't even require that and then work your way up learning as you go.

 

Equally doing a job you actually want is worth a lot more than a job you applied for just because it pays more.

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9 minutes ago, Brenz said:

Experience > Qualifications. Get a degree to find your first job or start at a really small company that doesn't even require that and then work your way up learning as you go.

 

Equally doing a job you actually want is worth a lot more than a job you applied for just because it pays more.

To add to this, I've read articles saying that while more qualifications or education can earn you a higher initial salary or wage, at the end of the day you'll probably end up being paid the same over time as someone who didn't start off with those same "advantages"

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