What is the career you wanna take up?
I would love to take up becoming a lawyer. The reason I would love to be a lawyer because I wanna make money because I wanna be making money to provide for myself and my family.
Picking up a career is not (only) about making money - it's about doing something you're deeply passionate about and which is aligned with your values.
It's important & honorable to think about supporting yourself and your family however you might want to consider different career paths.
If Lawyer is the career you'd like to pursue then I'd encourage you to meet up with different lawyers to get their insight about the job.
Wishing you the best !
I've been a lawyer for 54 years. It's always been difficult and takes long hours, but the pay put three children through six degrees of education taking 17 years with zero borrowing, leaving plenty for my wife and I to live on indefinitely.
Edward recommends the following next steps:
The income of a lawyer depends on a combination of individual factors, including career choices, location, and personal circumstances. It's advisable for individuals considering a career in law to research the specific legal market and opportunities in their chosen area of practice to better understand potential earnings.
I work for a large law firm doing corporate litigation and it does pay well but it's a huge commitment and is very demanding. I also have friends working at smaller firms, such as a litigation boutique or an insurance defense firm who probably work less hours for slightly less pay. I also know people who work for the government doing criminal defense and public interest work - the way differs quite a bit.
I wish you the best of luck on your endeavors and do hope that you join the legal profession! But do make sure to consider all of your options and take into account your objectives before deciding to embark down this challenging but very rewarding path.