Correct, I know someone who is an engineer (not sure what type) but he's doing very well for himself, rarely spends money or goes out but is also really socially awkward. That aside good for him, he's gotta be making at least $90K-$100K/year.BoogieWilliams wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2017 1:59 amLike most people have mentioned OP should have taken any underpaid job that closely aligns with his field and build his experience from there instead of being depressed and wasting time in retail. OPs best bet now is to go back to school before wasting even more time - to separate yourself even more from the rest of your competition (unfortunately) . Nothing is guaranteed, it doesn't take just grades and coop farm experience to be successful in your career you got to have excellent communication, social and emotional intelligence skills. Yes, top engineers are usually smarter than most individuals but it doesn't mean that you will succeed in corporate or if you did an MBA where things are measured by how much you can BS most of the time.
I myself am only making what I'm making because I've been at it for over 9-10 years. A position just opened up after 2-3 years that would be a very good fit for me (I used to do the exact job but wasn't allowed to anymore due to many reasons which were entirely out of my control). If I get the position it will likely at the start be the same pay if not a bit more, but it will definitely be good to have for future jobs.