Career paths that WILL lead to success

You don’t want some workaday, nine to five, humdrum job that pays a pittance. You’re on the hunt for something with a little more class, a smidge more cultural cache and a few thousand more pounds per month.

We understand – you’re a greenhorn in the world of work and you want the most out of life.

But understand this – if you want a high-end career you’re going to have to work for it, and work hard.

Most of the career suggestions on this list require an exemplary level of education and commitment, along with the kind of smooth-talking personality reserved for the cream of the crop in every generation.

But if you can get your foot in the door, these are jobs that will reward you with oodles of cash and plenty of fringe benefits.

Anyway, enough of our babbling – here are a few career paths that are worth putting in the extra effort to get.


Careers in law are notoriously difficult to enter. University degrees in the subject receive prodigious levels of dropouts thanks to their complexity and precision. And finding a top job in the industry is about as easy as riding a unicorn to the moon.

However, there are a number of expanding legal practices in the UK that will welcome a talented junior with open arms. Switalskis, a legal firm based in Yorkshire, is a prime example. This long-established firm, and many others, are the bedrock of the British legal system.

Rise to heady heights in this industry and you’ll enjoy one of the most highly paid jobs in the UK, alongside benefits like a company car, private office, flexibility in the clients you take on, and the chance to make decisions which affect the direction your firm goes in.

In return for these benefits you’ll have to commit long hours of slog for your firm – but the rewards make this weighty task well worth it.


The field of science is a broad church, but each facet of this industry has one thing in common – the rewards are handsome.

To enter most fields of science you’ll need a relevant university degree, the knowhow to come up with unique projects, and the ability to work on the projects of others.

Science (and STEM subjects generally) is one of the great stimulators of the British economy, and the hard work of these horny handed sons of toil includes a fat paycheque at the end of every month.


Doctors are worked hard in the UK, not least because of a failing NHS and a government unwilling to increase expenditure in the sector.

But these are also highly paid professionals who receive great wages.

On top of financial rewards are altruistic ones. This is one of the few jobs where you could feasibly save someone’s life.

And that’s our list. Can you think of any other jobs that are worth their weight in gold? Then let us know in the comments below.

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