So I recently graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors in History and a minor in Political Science. Overall I have a good GPA of 3.4 and am currently in a Single Subject Teaching Credential Program. I originally wanted to be a teacher but now I am having second thoughts due to the salary. I enjoy helping people and making some what of a difference in people's lives but I also want to be able to make some money down the road.
I originally told my father that I wanted to think about what I wanted to do and didn't want him to spend money on the teaching program since I wasn't sure if I wanted to do it. He re assured me saying that it would give me a stable job and if I wanted to pursue Graduate School he would help me out a bit. I am in a teaching program and have been enjoying it but I can't see myself being one for the rest of my life due to the money. I like the job but the money part bothers me.
Possible Jobs I can see my self realistically doing are staying in education and becoming a Principal, staying as a History Teacher, or becoming a Professor or a Lawyer. Part of me has thought about pursuing Law School or going to Graduate School to become a administrator or professor but I have heard some horror stories such as crippling debt in Law School and unemployment. If anyone has any opinions of what they think of Law School or their opinions on becoming a Professor or other job ideas I am happy to hear them. I just am on the fence on what path I want to take for a career.