If you were to honestly give an answer to the question ‘what are the most important things when choosing a career?’ You would most probably say: doing something you love, having power and making lots of money. Many people claim that money can’t buy happiness but the reality is that very few rich people are miserable and if you can get a career that pays well then you’ll be a lot closer to happiness than those living on the bread line.
It’s important that you choose early on what kind of career it is that you want so that you can steer your education in that direction. If you want to become a neurosurgeon like Dr. Joseph Yazdi for example then you’re going to need to have extremely high grades from early on in your education. Let’s take a look then at some of the highest earning jobs out there for you to dream about.
Chief Executive Officer
CEOs constantly occupy the list of the World’s richest people, they command respect, they have power over many people and huge companies and they make an eye watering amount of money. To become a CEO you need to get an MBA at college and gain as much experience as possible in the world of business. Once you find a job in your chosen industry you need to be a forward thinking, responsible and creative member of the team and make friends in high places. You will have to work your way up through the company before being offered the chance of CEO, a dream job.
The medical profession is where salaries are huge and you will have the opportunity every single day to improve or save the lives of others, personally and financially rewarding. In order to get into medicine you are going to have to work very hard and ensure that your grades are impeccable. Once you have graduated from college you will go on to med school where once again you’ll have to perform to a high standard. After completing your education you’ll have to show talent in your chosen role to progress through the various salary levels and then you will start to see the real money rolling in. Here are some of the highest earning medical professionals.
Lawyers can make a vast amount of money depending on their success and if you have a passion for argument, persuasion and the truth then you could be in for a large salary as a lawyer. You will have to go to law school after your education and pass the bar before you can start in the industry and then you will be a low level lawyer for some time. Keeping your nose clean and win big cases at the law firm however and you will soon be boosted up the ranks. If you are good enough you could also start your own law firm where you can decide what your fees will be.