Dream Job vs High-Paying Job

Can you remember what your dream was when you were young? Did you want to become a doctor, an engineer or a movie star? What are you doing right now? Are you doing your dream job or did you settle for a job that is more financially rewarding?

Because of dreams to have a better life, most people just settle. Following the money means bridging the gap between your income and expenses. However, studies have proven that doing what you love will make you work harder and stay focus in the long run. People who align their chosen career with their strengths and weaknesses became more successful. Your key to success lies in your passion.

In pursuing a career, choose something based on your interests. Happiness and job satisfaction are essential to success. For parents, the biggest mistake that you can do is to force your children to take courses based on what you want them to be. This should not be the case. For their own good, give them the freedom to decide on their future career.

There are sixteen career clusters to choose from. Tap into your natural talents and you will be appreciated and acknowledged by your peers. And before you know it, you will be creating the lifestyle that you love. Wealth and prestige will follow suit.

Source: Our Kidz First

If you will look at the top 10 highest paying jobs in the world (see video below by Most Amazing Top 10), you will notice that most of them involves highly-specialized skills and entails years and years of studying and training. If you don’t love what you are doing, it would be very difficult to be successful in that particular field. Although there are other professions in the list that do not involved years of studying, they are physically demanding, very risky and involves working away from your loved ones.


For what it is worth,  here is a list of the highest paying jobs for newly graduates in the Philippines according to Rappler based on the 2018 report of Jobstreet.


Remember that choosing a career that offers a high-paying job may have its immediate benefits but it will not be so beneficial in the long run. Your peers in the same industry who chose that specific career because they love what they are doing will definitely outperform those people who are doing it for the money. Thus, the climb to the corporate ladder will be easier and faster for these people.

On the other hand, choosing a career based on your interests may not be as enticing as the ones that are offering high salaries but if you enjoy what you are doing you will be more productive. You will  be promoted faster. And obviously, managers earn more than twice the amount of any junior executives out there. This choice is obviously much better than being stuck in the junior executive level for a much longer period doing something that you don’t enjoy.

If wealth is your goal, remember that wealth is a mindset . It does not matter how small or how big your salary is. If you don’t know how to handle money, it will  never be enough for you. It is best to start by learning ways in which rich people think differently and applying them in your life.

Rather than chasing the money, it is better to know yourself first. What are you good at? What do you love doing? What are your skills and talents? What is your passion? Unleash the genius in you. Chase your dreams. Then, believe in yourself. Trust that someday you will be able to make it. 

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