Skip to main content
3 answers
6
Asked 380 views

What do you honestly think of your career?

What is your average salary?
What is the best route to take in college?
Is there many passion oriented coworkers in your field?

My favorite classes are science, more importantly, biology. I am in 12th grade and fascinated by the inner workings of living things.

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

6

3 answers


0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Bob’s Answer

I have had a great career - studied to go in the navy as a n electronics officer, but joined oil and gas as a field engineer, travelled the world, became manager, then project manager, then moved to procurement and supply chain, then to management consulting, then e-commerce product development , supply chain consultant and eventually VP AND CPO at a major oil and gas company - today I am a Director Supply Chain for a utility company …,,,,,….. I say all this to say you can focus on one career or be flexible and expand/have multiple careers.

My salary is not for sharing but is made up of base salary, bonus, stock and benefits.

Best route - 4 year degree, then masters - most fortune 100 looking for masters. Then work for 5-10 years and get an MBA to equip you for management

Most people I work with are passionate of what they are doing.

Great that you are passionate about the sciences and biology - aim high in
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Mary Carol’s Answer

I am a Registered Dietitian. A 4 year degree that meets the requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is required in addition to an Academy approved internship. There is ALOT of science involved, and most health care providers are very passionate about what they do. I have enjoyed my career because I know that I have helped many people live healthier lives. It is also very practical. I can apply what I know to help my friends and family as well. According to a Compensation and Benefits Survey of the Dietetic Profession, the average salary of a dietitian is $72,000. I was able to significantly exceed that in my career.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Vivek’s Answer

While I may not have as much experience as some other contributors, and can't provide specific advice about the best academic path to take, I'd like to offer some general guidance that applies to any career.

In my own field of Software Engineering, I've seen firsthand the power of passion. Colleagues who truly love what they do thrive on overcoming the challenges and obstacles they encounter. The mantra of "Follow your passion" isn't just an inspiring catchphrase - it's a reality for many. However, it's essential to remember that even when your work aligns with your passion, there's a risk of burnout.

Therefore, it's crucial to have other interests, even if they're not as intense as your main passion, to help alleviate the pressures of your professional life. The truth is, even when you're working in a field you love, it can still generate stress and frustration. There will be times when you'll need to step back and take a break.

Don't let your job engulf you, as often happens with newcomers to the workforce. Strive to maintain a balance that allows you to keep moving forward at your own pace. It's all about ensuring that you can continue to enjoy what you do for as long as you choose.
0