Best non-science/engineering/medicine jobs without accruing more debt?
I graduated from college years ago, having been working for the past several years, and have recently decided not to attend law school, primarily because I have no desire to accrue $100–150k in student loans in addition to my undergrad loans (which are about a third of the first number) for what does not seem to be a safe bet. I feel myself to be at a crossroads of sorts, as law school would appear the only suitable “track” for me given my educational background. I seek the wisdom of Flutherites to determine what the best course of action would be to have an interesting job and make a respectable salary (this is a dubious qualifier best, but for the sake of candid discussion, let’s say roughly enough to support myself and a family, so maybe in the 80k+ range?) in my adult life, let’s say, beginning 5–10 years from now. I realize the limitations of such a question, and that oftentimes you just need to accept the first job you get and you go from there, but my current job is such that you can only advance by going to law school; it is a legal assistant position. I am also cognizant of the restraints of the current recession and fully appreciate that many of us do not have a job, and so perhaps I should not ask such questions. Still, I’m interested in alternatives to law school and other “tracks” and careers, etc. that might be accessible to a young man like myself with competencies in project management, research, writing, public speaking and persuasion, etc. I’d be thankful for any words of wisdom. Cheers.
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