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Jhermerlyn Garo Rosario
Money is important but at the end of the day, you want to find the right career. If you are not happy with what you are doing in the future, would the amount of money you make really matter?
Wanting to make a lot of money - is nice but should not be your major goal in life.
What if you make a lot of money but hate your job???
Money can buy many "things" but it can not buy peace of mind and happiness.
What do you LOVE to do??? This should be your first consideration. Make a list of the activities you like to do best and what subjects intrigue your imagination. Then begin your search from that point.
Going to college is not easy - and taking classes that don't really interest you, can be down right BORING!!!
Hope this helps....
Never let money be the main determinant of the career you choose. Otherwise, you could end of never getting the gold at the end of the rainbow. You may get tired of training for a profession you will despise. Keep in mind, the majority of high-earning professions take a minimum of 10-15 years of school and training before the job becomes lucrative. Also, think about how the debt load will offset the salary. Also remember, most high paid professionals work a TON of hours. So think about what kind of life you would like to have.
Best case scenario if you do it primarily for the money, you could end up being a miserable physician, stock broker, or attorney (among the many high-salary professions).
Initially, I wanted to become a neurosurgeon. Thank goodness I first embarked on a career that allowed me to become immersed on the healthcare experience and work side by side with the physicians I thought I wanted to become. Ultimately, I learned that a different option would suit me better because I had other life priorities and interests.
Consider your interests FIRST. Then you will find suitable rewards, financial and otherwise, in whatever career choice you make :-)
I would look into Health Information Management. You can start at a community college and get a certification call Registered Health Information Technician. Upon completion of this two year this program you will be well versed in the legal aspects of the medical record and will be working as a supervisor either with a private hospital or with government hospitals. With in three years I was making at least $50 K. Great field!
You have plenty of time to decide what to do. I recommend going to a university with a broad spectrum of majors and programs. So, when you decide what to do, your college will already offer that major. Consider a profession that offers a high likelyhood of employment and a high paying job. So, business, architecture, investment banking, engineering, computer science, optometry, dentistry. Depending upon your definition of a high salary, any of these jobs fall into that category.
Monique Rew-Cornish, MSN, RN
If you are looking for a job to make a lot of money and does not have the passion to care for sick people...please do not become a nurse. You must be in it because you have a passion for people not a paycheck. Of course, you need to get paid for your work but it can not be just about the paycheck. You will find that making a lot of money does not always equate to happiness.
Monique Rew-Cornish, MSN, RN
If you are going into nursing for the money...please don't do it. You must have a passion to care for sick people. I have seen so many young nurses in it for the money and they become bored or burned out very quickly.
Jimmy Tam Huy Pham
How much is 'a lot' to you? What are you interested in? Any 'medical-related' profession can bring you 'a lot' around $80-100K minimum but schooling maybe a bit longer than other professions