Science and technology continue to innovate and change the world we live in, with new products, software, technology, and advancements that all benefit our lives. As innovation changes the way we work, we should always consider the people involved and the users of the new developments. These new products do improve parts of our lives, but they can also take our jobs and replace people from the labour force. The new normal creates a need for people to transition from more traditional ways of working, to a new digitally focused way of working. The more digital that we become, the more we need technology to help us work.
This begs the question; Will we be paid the same if we do not need to spend the same and if technology can replace our jobs?
Today there are a lot of people unfortunately out of work and looking for opportunities for their next project, or next employment. Looking online can show you hundreds of opportunities that await you, there are a lot of jobs for freelancers or gig workers. These professional people opt to work independently. In this article, you will have an idea of what kind of job earns the most and perhaps see a glimpse of reality according to the salary it pays. After all, there is no harm in switching careers because it is always important to know what your earning potential might be and if you’re making the average wage for your position.
- AVERAGE UK SALARY FOR THE MEDICAL SECTOR
Doctor – £41,494
Pharmacists – £41,002
Paramedics – £37,880
Health professionals ((National Executive Committee) – £35,307
- AVERAGE UK SALARY FOR EDUCATIONAL SECTOR
Higher education teaching professionals – £49,602
Teacher – £39,388
Education Support Assistant – £16,700
- AVERAGE UK SALARY FOR ELECTRICIANS
Electrical engineers – £48,892
Electrical and electronic trades (National Executive Committee) – £32,478
- AVERAGE UK SALARY FOR FOOD SERVICE AND RESTAURANT CAREERS
Waiter and Waitress – £9,189 – £19,186
Restaurant Manager – £24,609
Caterer – £9,151 – £24,336
The aforementioned average salaries were cited from a PayScale report and survey from the UK Office of National Statistics. It can be seen that jobs stated are typically from the traditional work setting but if we delve further and explore a little more into the digital world where most jobs are offered contractually (gig work), this is what you might find:
- AVERAGE UK SALARY FOR MARKETING CAREERS
Travel agents – £20,108
Marketing Directors – £93,967
Public Relations Professionals – £37,799
Marketing associate professions – £34,180
Content Writers – £33,887
- AVERAGE UK SALARY FOR ARTS AND DESIGN CAREERS
Graphic Designer – £17k – £33k
Art Director – £24k – £62k
Design and development engineers – £41,071
Journalists and newspaper editors – £37,377
Authors, writers and translators – £31,153
See the difference? Well, it is important to note that these figures are constantly changing as demand increases however, given the right opportunity it is not bad if you wanted to explore a different path of career.