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Are you in it for the money or for the love you have for the career you chose?

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Drew’s Answer

I would say the important point here is to know a good balance of the two. If you love what you are doing, but cannot provide for your family, then that is not a good career, and the same goes in the other direction. You have to understand what is best for your financial future, but if you are going to work every day and are miserable, aside from the pay, then it is not a great position to be in.

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Sirisha’s Answer

It has to be a good balance. It's hard to live a quality life without the money to support it, but at the same time you have to at least like what you are doing if not passionate about it. Follow your dreams, while ensuring your financial well being

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Laura’s Answer

Money is a important thing for me, but my focus in my career is make money doing something that i love

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Keith’s Answer

Do what you love. The rest will follow. If you love what you do, you will never "work" a day in your life. You will have a long career and if you focus solely on the money, you may end up in a situation where you hate your day to day life for the sake of being able to buy more things.

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Sirisha’s Answer

It has to be a balance. At the very least you have to like your job and cover your financial needs. I think there are vey few fortunate people who have it both ways. Most don't.

Liking what you do for a living is essential for career success and personal happiness.

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Raj’s Answer

If you love what you do - you will never work another day in your life. Also if you know that you love what you are doing and adding value - then you will always make the money that you need to make.
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Nisha’s Answer

Horizon,

I am 39 years old with a Masters degree and somehow I still haven’t figured out what I would like as a career. I’ve worked in customer service, technical support, real estate, teaching, and now IT Networking. I love technology, but I still don’t feel like this is what I enjoy. I really enjoy creative technology, things like building websites and photoshop (things that are hard to find a job in and don’t pay well).

So my answer is..the money. I’m in my current job for the money. I think I’m done with career exploration at this point and I’ll settle for it.


Good luck to you in your career pursuits!

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Leïla’s Answer

I believe that these two are not exclusive of one another.

As you advance in your career, and grow, you will realize that a good salary is not all that is take to be contend and enthusiastic in what you do. Likewise, you should not sell yourself short and accept a low salary just because you love what you do.

Good luck with your next career move!

Signed: Data Nerd for Goods

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