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10 High Paying Jobs You Can Get With A SIM-UOL Degree


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Let’s all be honest with ourselves - when it comes to starting your career in Singapore, it’s all about the money. Your parents have emphasised endlessly just how important it is for you to secure a job that pays well, and older relatives have continually reminded you that you must go to a local university in order to do well in life.

But who says going to a local university is the only way to career success? Leading private education institutes (PEIs) house a variety of comprehensive programmes that set you up for excellence, with one such place being SIM Global Education (SIM)! SIM-UOL (University of London), in particular, has courses that range from politics and economics to business and even IT, catering to interest in all fields.

Plus, SIM-UOL grads are equipped with critical thinking and analytical skills that significantly enhance their employability. If you’re worried that going for an overseas degree programme offered by a PEI won’t set you up for success, we're here to debunk that.

Here are 10 high-paying jobs you can get with a SIM-UOL degree.

 

1. Auditor/Audit Associate

 

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People used to tell me that there are only two things you can do with an accounting degree - count money, and make sure people aren’t cheating when they count money. But that’s something that’s actually really important.

An auditor examines the financial records and books of an organisation, making sure that their finances are all in order. All too often we’ve heard stories about money laundering and tax fraud, of people just generally being awfully dishonest. Well, these folks are the criminals, and the auditors are Batman, here to catch them. It may not seem like the most exciting job in the world, but it’s necessary.

Plus, many students from SIM-UOL’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance go on to have successful careers - many are even hired by the Big Four!

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance  | Part-time course also available

Ave. Salary: $3.4k/mth

 

2. Personal Banker

 

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If you’re good at handling money, and enjoy talking to people, try your hand at being a personal banker!

Lots of folks aren’t sure about what services their bank has to offer, as well as which of these services works best for them. Investments, loans, mortgages… as a personal banker, you’ll help people understand how the bank can help them, as well as figure out the best way to handle all their finances.

Money is undeniably important, and as a personal banker, you’ll be helping people make the most out of what they have.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management | Part-time course also available

Ave. Salary: $3k/mth

 

3. Business Development Manager

 

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Every business seeks to expand and broaden their horizons, and the person in charge of doing that is the Business Development Manager. Your job involves a ton of interesting stuff, like discovering new markets and building relationships to help your company expand.

What you do is about potential. Potential markets, potential partners, potential profit - it’s all about planning the best strategies and maximising the opportunities available for the business to grow. You’ll meet all sorts of people, from possible clients to business partners, and you’ll be instrumental in guiding the company on its way to bigger and better things.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management | Part-time course also available

Ave Salary: $3.1k/mth

 

4. Country Manager

 

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When you’re a country manager, you’ve got an entire nation’s worth of operations under your management. Loads of organisations have country managers, from massive global corporations to non-profit organisations, but the general job scope is the same - keeping the business in your part of the world running like a well-oiled machine.

Being a country manager entails lots of things, from working with clients, recruiting new talent, handling finances, and developing your sector to adapt and improve. You’re the big boss in this particular neck of the woods, and you’re managing everything to make sure things are running perfectly.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in International Relations
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Politics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management | Part-time course also available

Ave Salary: $5k/mth

 

5. Risk Analyst

 

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From choosing to skydive out of a plane or travelling alone for the first time, life is full of risks. We always have to weigh the pros & cons before making any decision, and as a risk analyst, that’s pretty much your job in a nutshell.

You’re the one in charge of making sure your company takes sensible risks - studying portfolios, and analysing all the potential problems that may arise. You’re also the brain that works out how to mitigate potential losses, and ensures your organisation makes the best decisions.

You know how Murphy’s Law states that everything that can go wrong, will go wrong? With you around, Murphy's got his work cut out for him.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Management | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics and Economics

Ave. Salary: $4k/mth

 

6. Research Analyst

 

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In our twenty-first century world of data overload, research analysts serve an important role - to research and analyse the data an organisation needs. Think of this job as the intelligence agency of your company - you’ll be looking at the latest trends, consumer behaviour, market changes… basically, gathering all the information your organisation needs in order to grow and develop further.

Alternatively, you could work at a marketing intelligence agency, researching and summarising data for clients and companies. You could even be researching trends in the pet food industry which, for the record, is growing bigger every year.

This is a job that values nuances and precision, as well as skill with words and numbers - if you’re interested in understanding different behaviours and analysing patterns, this is for you.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance | Part-time course also available
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Management | Part-time course also available

Ave. Salary: $3k/mth

 

7. Media Practitioner/Corporate Strategy Executive

 

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If you’ve got energy and passion, why not go into the media industry? Most people assume that the media only involves journalists, newscasters and radio deejays, but there’s so much more to it.

From working in advertising and coming up with creative ad campaigns to managing an organisation’s image and standing in the public relations sector, the opportunities are endless. You could even become the company’s spokesperson, liaising with the media and representing your organisation.

Another possibility: you could help develop your company’s strategy as a corporate strategy executive - how do they want to present themselves? What are their long-term and short-term objectives? How can they achieve those?

The world is your oyster, and the options are numerous - do what works for you.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Politics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in International Relations

 Ave. Salary: $3.1k/mth

 

8. VWO Executive

 

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When you think of social services, the first job that comes to mind is that of a social worker. But there’s a lot more to the social services sector than we think! If you want to help people in need, but don’t have the skills that’ll enable you to be an asset on the ground, you can be an executive in a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO).

Whether it’s managing communications and branding for the organisation, or overseeing the day-to-day operations of a non-profit agency, the back-end work of the social services sector is vital. It’s what keeps the cogs in the wheel turning, and allows social workers to do their best.

You’ll be able to interact with beneficiaries, depending on what organisation you’re working with, so you’ll be able to see first-hand the fruits of your labour.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management | Part-time course also available

Ave. Salary: $3k/mth

 

9. IT Consultant

 

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Computers are life. Tech is so deeply ingrained in everything that we do, the moment the Internet in the office goes down, all hell breaks loose.

As an IT consultant, you know what’s happening in the tech world, as well as what all the latest developments are. You’ll help companies make the most out of new technology, whether it’s as simple as developing a cloud storage system for internal file-sharing, or completely overhauling how records are kept in an organisation.

From upgrading PCs to revamping data security, you’re the mastermind keeping the company up-to-date with all the latest tech.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and Information Systems
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Systems and Management

Ave. Salary: $4.4k

 

10. Web Developer

 

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What’s a company without a website? In our day and age, web developers play a crucial role in any organisation - they’re the folks who give a company their online presence. Company websites are the first place anyone goes to for information, which is why they’re so important.

As a web developer, you’ll be the brain behind making sure your site does everything it needs to do, from creating enquiry forms to having a detailed company organisational chart. You’re also in charge of making sure your site is user-friendly, and the one who’ll help your organisation’s online presence develop with the latest trends.

In a world where the Internet is our go-to place to get all our questions answered, your job is incredibly important.

Recommended Courses:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Computing

Ave. Salary: $3.4k/mth

 

Do what you love!

 

Money matters, sure, but what matters more is doing something that you really love. And if your bank account grows bigger as a consequence of your job, hey, that’s all the better. SIM-UOL offers degrees in many disciplines, so you can study something you’re passionate about. They even offer post-graduate diplomas! Check out their full list of programmes here.

The University of London is one of the renowned universities of the world, and by becoming a student at SIM-UOL, you’ll get to reap the benefits of an overseas university education without the costs of studying abroad.

SIM and UOL have been in partnership for thirty years, and students at SIM-UOL receive a top-class, global education that lays the foundation for their careers. You’ll also have the opportunity to go abroad with SIM’s Global Learning initiative to experience different cultures, develop interpersonal skills, and apply everything you’ve learnt in class in a global context! In our globalised world, that’s something that’s sure to come in super handy.

So forget the naysayers that tell you the only road to success is to go to a local university. Armed with your skill and determination, the world is totally your oyster.

Find out more about SIM-UOL here!


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