- Aug 6, 2005
We're not there yet, but when I was an academic advisor I'd see a lot of freshmen write on their orientation paperwork that their goal upon graduation is to have a high paying jobs that's six figures. Clearly they hadn't yet had realistic conversations about salaries. Also, don't go for the highest paying job, especially if you don't like/will struggle in the courses to get you that degree. Think about other pathways to get you to a similar career. Or if needed, think of what you're good at or what makes you happy.