High-Earning Prospects Are Easier to Find Than You Think

Doctors, nurses, heavy-equipment operators, lawyers: They’re everywhere! (Credit: Shutterstock)

Advisors need to keep the prospecting pipeline filled. This presents many challenges, including knowing which jobs and professions pay well. Many confident advisors can feel awed when talking to professionals like doctors or lawyers. This feeling increases if the other person considers the advisor or agent a salesperson. Let’s look at a four-step process to address these problems.

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Step 1: Find Those High-Paying Professions

This will be far easier than you might imagine. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks this data. Do an internet search on “BLS Salary” and the name of your metro area. The results should include “May 2019 State Occupational and Wage Estimates,” followed by the name of your city. In some cases, the 2019 report isn’t available. You will likely get the 2017 report.

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These apps make mental health easier for people in the margins

When people of color have found themselves marginalized and shunned from mainstream spaces, they’ve historically built rooms for themselves.

That initiative and resistance is what some people of color — Black, Latinx, Asian American and Native American — have taken up by creating digital spaces and organizations for the mental health needs of their communities.

In a world where the mental health workforce is predominantly White — especially in countries where White people are the majority — people of color’s access to mental health services can be hindered by socioeconomics, stigma or language or cultural barriers.

“There’s a long history of building out ecosystems of care in our communities,” said Erica Woodland, the founder and executive director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network.

That makes sense: Racial and ethnic minorities, studies have shown, respond well to mental health professionals who are culturally relevant and understanding of

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Paul Bristow: Ministers must make it easier for the NHS to recruit dentists from overseas

Paul Bristow is the MP for Peterborough and a member of the Commons’ Health and Social Care Select Committee.

As we prepare to leave the European Union on January 31, the UK is forging new bilateral relationships and turning towards our long time Commonwealth allies. As we do so, we will gain the flexibility to solve many of our national challenges, both big and small, as a part of the global community. One such challenge is improving access to dentistry.

Across Britain, NHS dentist numbers are falling. My own constituency is no exception, with Peterborough seeing a decline of 2.5 per cent in NHS dentists from 2018/19 to 2019/20. In other areas the latest figures show dentist numbers dropping more dramatically, and it is local people who are paying the price. A recent report found that Plymouth had 14,000 patients, including 3,000 children, on a growing waiting list for dental

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