High-Paying Careers You Need to Decide on Early

Everyone wants to make the most of their life, and it’s an unfortunate fact that life tends to be fairly expensive. Naturally, that means that you want to find a career that pays well. There are plenty of options out there, and if you set your mind to it, you can achieve it. However, some of the most well-paying jobs, that aren’t excessively difficult on your body, require you to start early if you want to advance fast enough to start accruing wealth while you’re actually capable of taking full advantage of it. 

Today, we want to highlight some of those jobs so our younger readers can start getting an idea of what they want to go into before time keeps ticking by. 

Let’s get started. 

Doctor: 

This is the most obvious one. Doctors do have stressful jobs. Depending on what part of the medical field they get into they can deal with some very traumatizing things on a daily basis. However, being a medical doctor not only pays extremely well, but it’s also one of the most fulfilling jobs someone can have; for every traumatizing event, there are countless more situations where you get to save or positively change the lives of others. 

Unfortunately, it can take 16 years for you to qualify to be a medical doctor. So, if you start fresh out of high school at 18, you won’t be starting your career in full until you’re 34. By then, you’re hitting middle age. If you take longer to start, you might be in your 40s before you finally start making really good money. 

Health and Safety: 

Health and safety professionals are needed in just about every industry. They work within companies to spot unsafe work practices, dangerous conditions, and other things that shouldn’t be happening to prevent mistakes. They also perform investigations when mistakes do happen to find out who or what is at fault and prevent them from happening again. In short, health and safety professionals are instrumental in ensuring everyone gets to go to work, perform their job duties, and return home to their families safely. It can be stressful, but it’s rewarding. 

Again, this takes a while. While you don’t need as much education as a doctor, you do need years of education, and then you need years of hands-on experience via lower positions. 

Check out a health and safety jobs board to see how much experience employers expect for high-paying positions. 

Lawyer:

This is another one that everyone thinks of, but what they don’t consider is how much time goes into becoming a lawyer. It can take seven years. 

That’s far less than a doctor, but keep in mind that you do not pass the BAR and suddenly make millions of dollars per year. That’s just to get your foot into a firm, and you’ll be on the bottom of the totem pole. You can spend another decade proving yourself before you rise up to the big leagues. 

Start Early and Succeed

None of this is meant to scare you away from the top-paying positions in the world. We just want you to understand what you need to do. So, start early, understand what you want, and give it everything you’ve got. 

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