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What are really the highest paying jobs in America? Here’s an accurate new ranking
combines the BLS figures with new tax data to accurately estimate the whole income distribution of the 11 highest-earning professions.This is the best ranking we’re currently aware of.

the majority of the highest-earning people are managers

Collectively, the 11 professions in the table above (excluding “Other”) account for 18% of jobs and 42% of income. They cover about 60% of people earning over $100,000 and over 90% of those earning above $300,000

Those earning $300,000 per year mostly work in management, law, finance, and medicine. Those earning over $10m per year mostly work in management and finance

The average front office banker in the UK who stays in the job past 35 likely earns over $500,000

We’ve also roughly estimated that hedge fund traders might earn a mean of $400-$900k. This would make “hedge fund trader” and “investment banking” the top of the table

Lthe average venture capital-backed startup founder earns over $1m per year

Future swings in income could be even more unpredictable due to automation. If you want to maximise your expected earnings taking account of uncertainty, then make sure to gain flexible career capital, focusing on skills that are unlikely to be automated, and can be used in lots of areas. Management skills, leadership, problem solving, creativity and social skills seem most attractive on these grounds

The key factor is personal fit – your chances of excelling in the career. The 99th percentile of a profession earns 5-30 times as much as the median, larger than the differences between professions, and you’re not going to reach this level if the job does not suit your strengths.
career  job  salary  wage  income  profession  USA  high  paid 
9 weeks ago by dandv
The Library Profession in the Time of Open Access: The Serials Librarian: Vol 73, No 3-4
Open Access (OA) publications challenge traditional library collections and the result is potentially transformative. The costs of subscriptions will be moved from readers and libraries to authors or be covered by universities, foundations, or other government funders. As a movement, it connects to a much larger cultural narrative and has given the impression of fait accompli. There is still skepticism among individuals involved in academic publishing. Applying the logic of professionalism by Fr...
librarians  profession  prospective  openaccess  role 
12 weeks ago by marlened
Opting out is not an option: Why all academic librarians must understand open access
This presentation challenges the still-too-prevalent notion that scholarly communication competencies are essential only for scholarly communication librarians and optional for other academic librarians. The session will focus on one competency in particular: a robust understanding of open access. Specific ways in which open access factors into a wide array of academic librarian roles -- or, at the very least, into performing those roles well -- will be covered as well. Together, we will conside...
profession  openaccess  training  formation 
12 weeks ago by marlened
Investigation of challenges in academic institutional repositories | A survey of academic librarians | Library Hi Tech | Ahead of Print
The purpose of this paper is to explore the breadth of the challenges and issues facing institutional repositories in academic libraries, based on a survey of academic librarians. Particularly, this study covers the challenges and barriers related to data management facing institutional repositories.
Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a survey method to identify the relative significance of major challenges facing institutional repositories across six dimensions, including: data, metada...
researchdatamanagement  librarians  ir  profession 
november 2018 by marlened
Letter to an Aspiring Doctor - Theodore Dalrymple (First Things)
https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/12/letter-to-an-aspiring-doctor
"You will also have to learn to tolerate intellectual or scientific
uncertainty and ambiguity. While there are undoubted scientific truths—such
as the circulation of the blood—that no one seriously believes will ever be
overthrown, much of your knowledge will inevitably be provisional, valuable
and viable only until better evidence comes along. This is particularly
true where prescribing medicines and performing procedures are concerned.
Subsequent research often shows that cherished treatments are of little or
no benefit, and are sometimes harmful. The history of medicine is replete
with instances of beliefs firmly held by doctors that turned out, on
investigation, to have been false and that subsequent generations of
doctors have found almost ridiculous.
One obvious example is the persistence of bloodletting down the ages,
advocated by doctors with fervor for hundreds of years until a French
physician and pathologist, Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis, showed early in
the nineteenth century that it was useless in cases of pneumonia, for which
it was then the orthodox treatment. You must therefore hold your scientific
beliefs lightly but not frivolously, and try not to invest them with too
much emotion or make them the entire basis of your self-respect. You must
understand that to have been wrong is not necessarily a disgrace, while to
persist in an error to the detriment of your patients, simply because it is
too painful to change your mind and practice, is indeed sinful.
The philosopher Bertrand Russell said that the rational man is he who holds
his beliefs about the world with a strength precisely proportional to the
strength of the evidence in their favor. This would be a counsel of
perfection even if it were true, which it is not. I doubt whether there has
ever been a rational man according to Russell’s definition, for we cannot
know with any degree of precision the strength of the evidence in favor of
most of our beliefs, and therefore we cannot order them as Russell’s dictum
would require us to do."
More on the delicate state of our knowledge:
"As doctors, we need the humility to realize that we were wrong when
research corrects false truisms. But we also need the corresponding hope
that we might be right. Skepticism alone paralyzes. An inspiring example of
the self-belief that may lead to important discovery is that of Dr. Barry
Marshall, the Australian co-discoverer of the bacterial cause of most
peptic ulceration....
Of course, it is not given to many doctors to make a discovery such as Dr.
Marshall’s, but his disciplined skepticism combined with the courage to
venture a new hypothesis is a frame of mind that you would do well to
cultivate. This is all the more the case in an age of so-called
information, when you will be bombarded with propaganda masquerading as
scientific truth. To resist it will be very difficult to do because you
will be so busy that you will have very little time for critical thought."
And:
"In extenuation of the doctors who unwittingly started the [opioid]
epidemic—not a few, incidentally—it can be said that they had been targeted
by intense commercial propaganda and reassured by supposed leaders in the
field of pain relief that their prescriptions were right and proper. This
brings to light a contradiction with which you will have to wrestle for the
whole of your career: the contradiction between the authority of others and
your own personal responsibility.
You cannot dodge your personal responsibility by hiding behind the
authority of others or the consensus of the profession. But at the same
time, you will be expected to do as other doctors do. Early in your career,
you will necessarily be subordinated to the authority of more experienced
doctors. With luck (and in most cases), those doctors will instruct you to
do the right thing, both technically and morally, but there is always the
possibility that they will not. Later in your career, you will find
yourself subject to an ever-increasing number of rules and regulations,
many of which will appear to you as absurd at best and contrary to the
interests of patients at worst. But you will have to obey them as a
condition of continuing in practice."
Profession  Vocation  Doctor  BeingWrong  Thinking  FT  Dalrymple 
november 2018 by mgubbins

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