Parenting, of course, isn't some sort of new and exciting job that may have mixed reactions attached to it, but from the bewildered and sometimes even frustrated reactions I receive, you might think I'm announcing that I intend to teach at Hogwarts.
Newly-minted petroleum engineers can expect to start out at about $100,000 per year. At the other end of the spectrum are students with degrees in social work, elementary education, and child and family studies. Their starting salaries are just over $30,000.
Enjoy the football games, adventures in studies and late nights that are all in the college mix. Choose the school that's right for you. Just don't forget to factor into the equation the ultimate goal after graduation: getting a job.
I'm struck by the public's double standards when it comes to judging kids' career choices. It's not unusual for children to imitate their parents or to choose a profession they have come to know. So why are so many people hesitant to give celebrities' kids the benefit of the doubt?
It's ludicrous to think that our fulfillment in life or our sense of who we are is wholly dependent on what we end up doing -- on whether we find ourselves teaching arithmetic or doing taxes, walking dogs or waxing eyebrows.
Which will be the best jobs to apply for if Romney wins the election, and who will be hiring if Obama is reelected? Although this is somewhat speculative, making career choices with election results in mind is not without merit.
I may not have the next 20 years of my life planned out, but I did set a college and career goal: to take all the time I need to find my answer to the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?"