How to Land a +75k Job

Why 75k is a Sweet Spot

Doing some basic math here. 75k after taxes is about 55k, depending on state income tax and what not. Housing every year would be around 18k, assuming 1.5k per month, and remaining expenses(food, entertainment, bills, vacation, etc) come out to another 1.5k per month, let’s just say 17k for the purpose of easy math. So 35k expenses yearly minus 55k after taxes is about 20k a year in savings. If you put that money into the stock market, or real estate, or some sort of other investment. Even if you don’t get a single raise going forward, you should retire with over a million dollars(having already factored in inflation).

  1. There is a lot of money in these fields.
  2. The need for good programmers and engineers is high.
  3. You do not need to depend on other people to get these jobs(as much).
  1. There is a lot of money in technology, obviously. Social media, phone usage, online retail, banking. Everything needs an app, everything needs a website, everything needs cyber security. There’s a lot of money in engineering too. Cars, planes, boats? They need oil. Petroleum engineering. They also need people to build them. Mechanical engineering. Medicine, prescriptions? Chemical engineering. The list goes on.
  2. These jobs are technical. Do be able to build quality products, you need quality engineering.
  3. You really don’t need to depend on connections as much to get these jobs. People want the best engineers and programmers, or else their company won’t function well. You can’t really compensate your technical skills because your dad’s friend is the manager at the company.

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