Saturday, April 18, 2009

Humorous Aside: Career training vs. pay

For this site's first tidbit of the funnier side of science I provide for you a carefully researched and crafted plot of how much education/job training is needed compared with the pay for a variety of jobs. Note the awkward position scientists take: the gargantuan amounts of job training is not matched by a corresponding rise in pay – this didn’t bother me in the least when I signed up for graduate school, but now that I’m burdened down with debts I’ve got a bit of a different perspective.

Here's a plot of how job training is related to pay for a number of professions.

Unfortunately, although my preferred job (lottery ticket winner) requires no education or training the coveted job is only available to a lucky few.