ResolutePear wrote:JazzOne wrote:canuck wrote:I think it is completely possible to make 6 figures and work reasonable hours 50-60 per week. People do it all the time with BAs....certainly a law degree can't hurt.
I wonder how many years it takes those BAs to earn six figures. What industries do you suppose pay that well?
CPA's and Engineering majors... though tbh, CPA's are usually 150 credits so it's a master.. though you can just double major.
Of course you can make six figures in those fields, but I was questioning whether you could make that coming right out of school. I have a friend who's an engineer. He went to work for Dell after college, and he didn't make six figures. In fact, he went back to school a few years later to get an MBA because the jobs were more attractive in the management side of the company.
AreJay711 wrote:A lot of people do regardless of major... and a lot of people don't regardless of major. Most federal workers in D.C. will make nearly that much if they stay in long enough and will surpass it if they enter management. I know people making 100K in the gov with their GED so it really depends on the person.
That's my point. Who wants to "stay in long enough"? The great thing about biglaw is that you can come out of school banging. Biglaw doesn't pay "six figures"; first-year associates make well above $100K. Sure, it requires a lot of work, but in three years, I could basically save enough money to take the next year or two off.