If you’ve spent any time trying to figure out the color of your parachute, you know how frustrating it is to not know what career path you “should” be on. Whether you’re an entry-level worker trying pay off your college loan, a middle manager looking for change, or a top-level executive ready to dominate another field, deciding which fork in the road to take can overwhelming. A good starting point is figuring out what you like to do, what you’re good at, and what you can do for a minimum of eight hours a day, five days a week that won’t drive you completely insane. Research into different jobs and fields can help clarify the right path for you. Luckily, someone else has already done some of the legwork for you.
Before you embark on your career path, take a quick look at this infographic by Cedar Education Lending. If you’re still in school, or are considering pursing additional education to help you switch fields, the infographic points out which fields have the highest levels of unemployment, and the highest and lowest ranking careers based on factors including income and job stress.