10 Well-Paid Careers for Women

Well Paid CareersIf you are looking to get your foot on the career ladder with a view to achieving high earnings, you’ll need to know which careers pay the most.

Here’s our list of the top 10 best paid careers for women based on ONS statistics. Careers information is provided by The National Careers Service.

  1. Marketing and Sales Directors: Average salary £82,962
    As a marketing manager, it would be your job to plan the best ways of promoting your employer’s products, services or brand. If you’re organised and love communicating messages and ideas, this could be the job for you.You will need to have the management skills to lead and motivate a team. You would also need to handle pressure well when you’re working to tight deadlines.To get into this job you will usually need experience as a marketing executive. Employers are likely to be more interested in your skills, track record and industry knowledge than your formal qualifications more info…
  2. Financial institution managers and directors: Average salary £78,782
    Management accountants are responsible for managing a company’s finances. They look after a company’s accounts. They also find ways of improving profitability and growth. So if you are interested in finance and business, this could be just what you’re looking for. To do this job you will need to have good maths and computer skills. You’ll need accuracy and attention to detail. You’ll also need good communication skills. To start working you will have to finish training with one of the professional bodies. Most management accountants choose to do this with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants more info…

  1. Advertising and public relations directors: Average salary £77,619 
    As a public relations director, you would be responsible for managing an organisation’s image and reputation. If you like variety and challenge this job could be perfect for you. You will need to have excellent communication skills. You’ll also need to be good at managing your time and working with many different kinds of people. There are no set qualifications for this job, although many public relations officers will have a degree qualification more info… 
  2. Legal professionals: Average salary £73,425 
    Barristers give specialist legal advice to solicitors and other professional clients. They also give advice to non-professional clients, including the public. They represent individuals and organisations in court, at tribunals and at public enquiries. If you’re interested in a career in law and want to specialise, this could be perfect for you. To be a barrister you must have a degree and complete a training course followed by practical experience.To become a barrister, you’ll need to be confident about speaking in public. You’ll also need to work well under pressure and be able to handle a lot of information and keep it confidential more info…
  3. Medical practitioners: Average salary £69,463
    General practitioners (GPs) provide medical care for patients in the community. They diagnose and treat illness, disease and infection. To become a GP, you will need to complete a five-year degree course in medicine and a two-year foundation programme of general training. You will also need specialist training in general practice which will take three years. A GP needs to have a genuine desire to help people and a sense of responsibility. They need to be able to put people at ease, and gain their trust and confidence. They also need to be able to work under pressure and make quick decisions. If you have these skills, as well as a strong academic ability in science, then a career as a GP could be ideal for you more info…
  4. Actuaries, economists and statisticians: Average salary £61,749 
    If you are interested in the business world, and are good at researching and number work, this job could be ideal for you. As an economist, you would use your knowledge of economic theory to advise government departments, businesses, banks and other organisations about the economy. In this job you will need to work with complex information and statistics. You will also need the communication skills to explain this complex information to people with less technical knowledge than you. You will need a good degree in economics or a related subject, such as statistics, maths or business studies. Some employers may prefer you to also have a master’s degree in economics more info…
  5. Senior police officers: Average salary £58,533
    Police officers work with communities and the public to maintain law and order. They investigate crime, gather evidence and bring offenders to court. They also work on initiatives to raise awareness and prevent crime from happening in the first place. If you want a varied and challenging job and like the idea of helping to make communities safer, this could be the ideal career for you. Police officer recruitment is handled by individual police services, and their requirements can vary. In general you will need to have lived in the UK for three years, be over 18 and pass enhanced background and security checks more info…
  6. Human resource managers and directors: Average salary £56,315
    If you enjoy working with people and you’re looking for an office role, this could be the perfect job for you. Human resources (HR) officers, also known as personnel officers, look after hiring and developing employees. They look after their welfare too. Most employers will want you to have qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. You will also need to have a good standard of general education. Previous experience of office work would help. To become a human resources officer, you need to be tactful and friendly. Sometimes you’ll need to be firm too. You will also need to be careful with confidential information more info…
  7. Purchasing managers and directors:Average salary £52,683
    As a purchasing or procurement manager, you would be responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services for your company at the most competitive rates. If you are good at negotiating, networking and dealing with figures, this job could be a good choice for you. You will need a well organised approach to work, the ability to analyse data and have good business sense. There are different ways into this job, including starting out as an assistant and working your way up, getting a relevant higher education qualification, or going through a management training scheme. Professional qualifications are also important in this job more info…
  8. Sales accounts and business development managers: Average salary £51,576
    Business development managers are senior sales people who create opportunities for an organisation’s growth. They find new customers and persuade existing ones to buy extra services. If you’re interested in sales and building relationships, this job could be ideal for you. In this job you’ll need excellent communication and IT skills. You’ll also need to work to deadlines and have an understanding of how businesses operate. To get into this job, you’ll need a good standard of education including maths, English and IT. Some employers may ask for a degree. Experience of sales or marketing is usually required. It may also be possible to start in a junior role and work your way up more info…

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