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When Choosing a Career, How Much of Your Decision is Based on Money?

Article by Nicole on 07 Nov 2012

As you start thinking about what you want to major in for your college degree, and begin considering possible career options, how much does your potential salary factor into your decision?

 

The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics provides a great resource to give you information about the potential earnings for all kinds of careers, highest to lowest. We've compiled some of that information for you right here. You can see which careers typically earn the most money and which earn the least ... and all points in between.

 

Of course, money matters. But how much? Will you begin your list of possible careers by looking at the salary data and then choosing careers that seem interesting? Or will you start from your interests and then use the data to verify that those careers will potentially provide the salary you hope to earn? What role does the earnings potential of your possible career paths play for you now? Leave a comment below to continue this conversation.

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