Overrated Careers? Some May Surprise You..

Some things are not as they seem. When it comes to earning your degree, make sure you know what is in store for you. Some jobs require long hours, tedious tasks or battles in bureaucracy. This might cause some jobs to lose their luster after a bit. US News reports on some overrated careers:

It looks glamorous on TV. Or you've got an uncle who does it and seems to like it. Or you heard you could earn a lot of money at it, without much extra training. People pick careers for a lot of reasons"including some bad ones. So in addition to identifying the Best Careers for 2007, U.S. News has also highlighted 10 occupations with a mystique that exceeds reality. This list is purely subjective, and, indeed, many people are happy in those careers. But these conclusions derive from more than 2,500 confidential counseling sessions I've conducted with real-world professionals over two decades as a career coach.

Overrated Careers

Advertising Executive
Nonprofit Manager
Police Officer
Real Estate Agent
Small Business Owner

You don't necessarily have to end your dream of becoming an ad executive or a small business owner for example. Just know that some of these jobs require more from you than you might imagine. Being armed with an understanding of expectations of certain careers can better prepare you for your future.

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