Whether you’re headed to undergrad, pursuing an advanced degree or want to change fields entirely, picking a career path is a huge decision. Especially if you have multiple interests and aren’t sure which one you like (or will pay) the most. Of course, choosing a career solely based on how well it pays is not automatically the key to success. We spend a large portion of our lives working, so choosing a career that is well-paying and passion driven is always ideal.
However, it can be difficult to decipher what you’re passionate about and what is actually going to pay the bills. This is where you have to really start weighing the pros and cons of your potential paths. It’s important to realize no matter what path you choose, no career is 100% fun and exciting all the time, so don’t be detracted by unrealistic ideals. Success will always require hard work and ups and downs, so if you’re willing to put in the effort and ride out the highs and lows, you’ll be more likely to end up in a field that is both well-paid and rewarding.
The infographic below will help you zero in on careers that have the highest pay and best return on investment. It will help you explore your options and kickstart your decision making process so you can pinpoint fields you may enjoy.