For the last few weeks, you’ve seen this Clueless Dad go on and on about science, technology and engineering and the importance of these subjects for our future. Raising Nerd’s purpose is simple: help you, the Clueless Parent, inspire your kids, the Nerds, to embrace these amazing subjects. But now, according to an annual salary research report from online jobs and recruiting site, The Glassdoor, these subjects are paying off.
According to Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016, 15 of the 25 top paying jobs are technology (Software Development Manager, Circuit Design Engineer, etc.) or science (Physician, researcher or Pharmacist) based. Add in “Creative Manager” and the list grows to 16 (I believe that creativity and design are equally as important as science. Plus, the best design minds love to tinker!).
Wow! Right? Nearly two-thirds of the top paying jobs this year go to the Nerds!
Now think about that for a second. Imagine if your Nerd, with their love for science, math, technology or design (remember, tinkering and creativity), they could not only love what they do and potentially change the world with their big, creative minds, but they will also get highly reimbursed for that passion.
Not every kid will grow up to be the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, and that’s okay. These billionaires never set out to be the next richest people in the world anyway. Their goal was never about the money but instead, they simply followed their passion of making an impact on the world. Getting incredibly rich was only a positive byproduct of their genius minds.
Confucius says: “Choose a job that you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
It’s not about the money. It’s about curiosity and discovery. Keep your Nerds curious and focus on discovering new things. The money will follow.