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TACAA320
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Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:09 am

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You've had it. Enough with the boring drudgery. You want glamour. We're talking globe-trotting, footlights, camera-snapping glamour -- the jobs that everyone envies. While every job has its good and bad points, let's face it, some are just more glamorous than others. Outplacement firm Challenger, Grey and Christmas suggests these glamorous jobs:

Airline pilot:
Salary: $53,000 - $144,140
Becoming a commercial airline pilot, for some, is a life-long dream. But before you head for the cockpit, you'll need a commercial pilot's license issued by the FAA. This requires at least 250 hours of flight experience.

Commercial and multi-engine pilot training and flight instructor courses can cost from $50,000 to $70,000. Brian, who has flown for two major commercial airlines, started saving to go to commercial flight school when he was 13. He loves his job and says his hours are flexible, allowing plenty of time for family.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), FAA regulations restrict airline pilots from flying more than 100 hours a month or more than 1,000 hours a year. Most fly an average of 75 hours a month and work additional hours performing non-flying duties.

Executive chef:
Salary: $10.75 per hour - $26.75 an hour
Food is a staple of life. But to some, it is both art and passion. To join the ranks of executive chefs, most candidates will have trained at a culinary school, worked as an apprentice under another chef, and put in their time in the restaurant industry. Many of the great chefs first started out working in fast-food restaurants, sharpening their skills as they moved up in the trade. Their greatest accomplishment is creating memorable meals for their patrons to savor.

This glamorous occupation does come with its pitfalls. Chefs work very long hours (sometimes morning until night and most weekends), are always on their feet in a hot kitchen, and must deal with the pressure of delivering top-notch meals that will make their patrons want to come back. If you can handle the heat... hop in the kitchen.

Movie producer:
Salary: $35,500 - $88,000
Producers are entrepreneurs who are full of business savvy and have creative flair. As a producer, you'll be the boss, so selecting the right script, cast and crew will make your job easier.

While there is no specific training required, it is helpful to have some knowledge of film, broadcasting and the movie making industry. Your biggest task will be to oversee every aspect of movie production, making sure it stays on schedule and within budget. You can expect long, stressful days while on set.

Not ready for the movies? Consider working for a news station or in broadcast advertising.

News anchor:
Salary: $37,000 - $122,800 (varies by market size and experience
If you are ready for your close-up, can think quickly on your feet and work well under pressure, you may be suited to be a news anchor. A strong voice, excellent grammar and good looks help, too!

Many anchors start out working in smaller markets on community stations or even public access. They groom their talents by working long hours, researching topics, interviewing people and asking the hard-hitting questions.

A degree in broadcast journalism is preferred, but some make it into the industry with other professional backgrounds like health or business. Internships are often the first step into this exciting career.

Fashion model:
Salary: Ranges from $500 to $5000 per assignment. Top level models range up to $10,000 per assignment.

According to the BLS, employment for models is expected to grow 10 to 20 percent between now and 2014. If you can strut the catwalk, are expressive and hard-working, modeling may be the glam job for you.

As a model, your job is to express an "image" and persuade people to buy the products they are selling. Not a 6-foot cover girl? There are other modeling opportunities out there. Plus-size models, petite models, hand, feet or hair models are in demand also.

First, you'll need to build a portfolio showcasing your talent. Next, hook up with a reputable agency that will help get you work in the industry. Assignments can vary from working in a photo studio to going out on location. Some may require travel. You'll need a positive attitude and must be flexible when working on set.

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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:22 am

Military Historian didn't make the list?

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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:28 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Thread starter):
News anchor:



Quoting TACAA320 (Thread starter):
Fashion model:

I wouldn't give a plugged nickel to be either one of these, but at least the anchor is a worthwhile pursuit. Fashion modelling is one of the most worthless "professions" out there, IMO.
 
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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:45 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Thread starter):
A strong voice, excellent grammar and good looks help, too!

I thought mindless, yet accurate reading of teleprompters was most important.





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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:10 am

I thought this was the dream job.





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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:25 am




Quoting TACAA320 (Thread starter):
Airline pilot:
Salary: $53,000 - $144,140

A starting salary of $53K? On what planet?


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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:32 am

I'm surprised bus driving didn't make it.

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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:20 am

I'm surprised running your own website didn't make the list

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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:39 am

Fluffer!
-Obtain a constant and Fabulous complexion!
-Meet new friends!
-Meat new friends!
-Refine social techniques!
-Work behind the scenes with stars!

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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:44 am

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
I wouldn't give a plugged nickel to be either one of these, but at least the anchor is a worthwhile pursuit. Fashion modelling is one of the most worthless "professions" out there, IMO.

Ok Zoolander...you rage on there...

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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:49 am

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 4):

Can't stop laughing.  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):

A starting salary of $53K? On what planet?

I really don't know.
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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:00 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):

That first news anchor vid is from my favorite station, KOAT. Cynthia Izaguirre doesn't make mistakes often, but boy was that a doozie.

That second guy, though, dang. It was painful to watch.  fight 
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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:08 pm

Flight Attendant didn't make the list? That one is usually high up on the list of GLAMOROUS JOBS!
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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:52 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):
A starting salary of $53K? On what planet?

 checkmark  Many pilots starting out with a regional airline earn so little that they qualify for food stamps. You have to work your way up for a while to even hit the 53k "bottom mark" on that scale.
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RE: Five Most Glam Jobs

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:53 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 9):

Happy Anet Bday!
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