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Highest-Paid Careers of 2017

Some people would have a hard time choosing the path that is right for them and at the same time what they really want to do. A lot of people choose a particular career path because they wanted to get rich, and then there are people who choose the path where their hearts and minds want them to go.

However, not a lot of people are fortunate enough to actually get into the career path that they really wanted. One of the reasons is the amount of time and money that is needed. Some people had to work first just to save enough money for it, and some people just choose to go to a different direction. It is it really about what you want to? Or is it about the salary that you wish to have? Here are this year’s highest-paid careers.

[su_quote cite=”Tom Freston” class=”cust-pagination”] “A career path is rarely a path at all. A more interesting life is usual a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It’s almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you.”[/su_quote]

PHYSICIAN – Median Base Salary ($180,000)

It is kind of obvious why this is the highest-paid career out there. Saving people’s lives is a pretty big deal, but it is not just about that. Studying to be a physician is one of the most difficult things to do because it involves so much time. A four-year course premed course must be taken, depending on what kind of doctor you want to be. Unlike any other careers, it could take more than 10 years to actually be a certified physician. General practitioners must choose what kind of doctor they wish to be since they would need to have a specialty.

So much time, money, and effort just to get through medical school is needed. However, it doesn’t just stop there. Once you’re finally a doctor, you would have to sacrifice more time because you’re technically saving lives. That is why it is pretty obvious that they actually deserve to have that much of a salary.

PHARMACY MANAGER – Median Base Salary ($150,000)

If you think studying and being a physician is hard, well, there is one more career that is a close second. Being a pharmacy manager is pretty difficult as well, even if it wouldn’t exactly take them more than 10 years to be one. A pharmacy manager is obviously the one overseeing and leading a group of pharmacists, and in order to be one, you must first be a pharmacist yourself. Pharmacy managers are like the captain of a ship, they take full responsibility of the entire pharmacy, including the records and the distribution of the drugs. If you can imagine how many types of drugs there is, it could definitely make you crazy, that’s why these people are paid that much.

PATENT ATTORNEY – Median Base Salary ($130,000)

Being a lawyer is considered to be one of the most difficult jobs in the world because it is simply dangerous. Lawyers could be dealing with powerful clients who could easily get rid of them if they lost the case. Lawyers are known to be great liars, but not exactly all of them. Just like doctors, they have different specialties as well, there are divorce lawyers, and then there are also patent lawyers. A patent attorney is the third highest-paid career of today. Their job is to basically advise large companies and organizations when it comes to legal matters.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER – Median Base Salary ($110,000)

Finally, it is not that surprising that being a software engineer could definitely make you rich. In this modern world, people who know their way into a computer software and hardware, are considered to be geniuses. They design, maintain, develop, and evaluate different software, that could be a really difficult job.

[su_quote cite=”Michael Mullen” class=”cust-pagination”] “Basically, we’ve grown up very confused in the institution. The institution tells me what to do. It tells me what my career path is, and then, I sort of, attach my own personal desires, my own personal interests, I think we’re living in a time where we’re going to have to change, to put people in the center.”[/su_quote]

Having a huge salary could definitely change people’s lives, but keep in mind that it is not always about how much you make, it is how you do your job and how you can actually contribute to the community. There are physicians all over the world who gave up their hundreds of thousands just to be able to do medical missions to places and people who cannot afford it, and they are not just considered as doctors, they are considered as heroes.

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