Choosing a career is a difficult prospect for anyone. You want to pick something that you are passionate about, is good at, is in significant demand, and hopefully pays enough to make a living. Add to this that you’re usually asked to make this decision when you’re 18 and trying to pick a major in college and it’s easy to see that the game isn’t exactly fair. To help you out a bit, we’ve highlighted the three worst careers to choose based on the potential salary you could earn.
In the first position (or in the worst position) is primary education. While you love working with children and want to inspire the future of tomorrow, you should stay away from this one. Teaching young children is not well paid and there is already too much supply in the workforce, which means it will not be in high demand. In these areas, it’s also hard to stand out from the competition, so getting hired is often a gamble or knowing someone well.
Librarianship occupies the penultimate place. While the library was always a romantic job in the past; looking after books, helping people find the research they’re looking for, this job isn’t so pretty now. The fact is that the Internet has greatly disrupted this area of the world. Libraries are being used by fewer and fewer people and it is not a growth area for the future.
In the penultimate place is secondary education. While some see teaching as their calling in life, they must prepare for a life without much money. Secondary education positions have low starting pay and low career growth. Demand is high but supply is higher.
We hope these three areas to avoid will help you decide what to rule out in your choice of races. Whatever you decide, don’t worry too much, as a college degree is now seen as more of a foot in the door and less of a definition of your lifelong career. Enjoy your time at university and make the most of every moment.