TheFishGuy99 wrote: ↑
Fri May 11, 2018 11:06 pm
I’m 26 years old planning on going back to college to finish my undergrad and I’m unsure what I want to do as a career. I thought maybe bogleheads may have some suggestions. I’d like to someday make 100k a year (who wouldn’t)
Careers I’ve looked into are:
-Law (I love law, I read law books for fun, but the job prospects look terrible for grads and if you don’t make the top law schools it’s a bad investment according to some)
-Medical - rn or pa or do (great pay and security but I find medicine very boring and I’m just not the right guy for the job honestly, I’d be in it for the money which is wrong. Patients need good people in there )
- biology careers ( I’d be very happy doing this because I love animals and biology but most biology jobs pay 60k or less, which is good pay but less than I’d like to make someday)
Is there any other careers that are in demand and pay good? Maybe some of you my age or older can give me some insight on choosing a promising career. Thanks
Some random actionable perspectives that might work for a few folks, not all.
Think of it as a 3 legged stool.
Academics, application, work experience.
Law > R/E and Construction or industrial specialty > field experience.
Law degree: speciality in business law > etc, etc.
Combine the things you enjoy. IE: being outdoors, construction is tangible vs paper, and so forth.
Love animals and biology . . . . veterinarian?
Love animals and biology and law . . . etc etc.
You can combine several things you love, and are good at, and are schooled in, under one "hat" to your best advantage.
The alternative it to focus on a single profession to greatest intensity or safety. . . ie: MD, Engineering, Public Service or position in Gov't work.
Accumulation of seniority, benefits, pension, over decades in a gov't position with funds amassed the "Bogle way" could also end up lucrative in the long run.