Hi everyone, As the forum topic shows, should I go into Education? Can you please share your thoughts? I'm graduating soon with a MBA in Nonprofit Management. I have a GPA of 4.00 and a couple of honor society membership. The common pathway would be joining some sort of corporate. I talked about this with my school career service department and eventually I shortlisted my career options to Education, Banking or Oil and Gas Industry. From my research, the salary between these industries are as such (This is for Houston TX): Banking: Analysts are in the 60s to 70s. Associates are easily 70s to 80s. Oil Industry (Shell): Interns starts at high 50s to low 60s. Analysts are in the 70s to 80s. Education: New teachers are on average 51k. An average of 195 work days a year. You get stipends in Special Education, ESL etc. Assistant Principal & Principals can make from 60s to 70s. Superintendent will go higher. At first, I thought that the higher pay means I could fund my doctorate. But when I think of it, I would only need a doctorate if I go into Education. That would be something like a EdD. I doubt I would need a DBA for the Banking or the Oil Industry. The thought of helping people, seeing children learn is very satisfying. I did some volunteer work with children and I definitely like the satisfaction I get in seeing them grow. Summer holiday where I could visit family is enticing as well. But the differences in salary is also something I should consider. Please share your experience.