Well paying careers/ looking for direction

What’s up yall. So as I’ve learned more and more about investing, the most important key is to have MONEY to invest. I recently lost my job due to Covid and am looking for some direction in life as I will have to start all over from scratch. Goal of mine is to eventually make 6 figures a year, so just wanted to ask anyone on this thread who might make 6 figures, What do you do? And would you recommend someone following that path? THANKS!!

A few ideas:

  • I would say anything in tech is a good direction to go in. Working as a technical person directly is probably the most valuable way to go. (You could consider doing a bootcamp style education to get up to speed on a certain technology that’s in demand in the market) But working for a tech company in some other capacity (marketing, sales, HR, etc) is also probably a good idea.
  • I don’t have any direct knowledge of this but whenever I hear of someone making $500K+/year and I ask what they do, they always seem to say “medical device sales”. I have no idea what that is or how to get into it, but they all seem to be making bank!

Thanks a lot! That is so weird, as “med device sales” and “pharma sales” seem to be the 2 careers that I also keep coming across. My problem is I have been touring with the Harlem Globetrotters the past 10 years so now I am almost 32 with no experience or skills other than putting a ball in a basket. Just trying to reach out to people like yourself who are smart. From the research I have done, it seems like the only way for someone like me to ever make a decent living ( To me that is 6 figures) is to go into Sales. Thanks!

I make 6 figures and I work in the IT department as a Director of Business Systems and I have my Project Management (PMP) certification. I’ve worked my way up in this field, but it is steady and lots of opportunities to advance. I’ve applied these skills at software companies and now I am at a behavioral health system in Corporate IT. Both are fast paced environments which keeps things interesting, there’s always some project or product to work on, requires creative problem solving. Overall, I love my industry and field. For reference, I’m 37 and got my BA in Communications in 2011 after I got out of the Army. I got hired after college at a software startup off Craigslist for $18-25/hr, changed employers 5 times and have moved up to 6-figure salary 10 years later.