“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Work shouldn’t just be a means of paying the bills. For your own sense of self-satisfaction you should wake up excited to get to work. Did you know that recent chemistry graduates who find their work challenging actually make more money?
Data from the 2014 Survey of New Graduates reveals a direct correlation between being challenged professionally and being compensated well. Full-time workers who strongly disagreed that they were being challenged at their work only made $28k a year.
By contrast, graduates who strongly agreed that they were being challenged at work made $51k! That’s almost twice as much.
So get out there and make your skills count and don’t settle for mediocrity. To find out exactly how much money your skills should be making for you, try out the ACS Salary Calculator™ It has been newly updated and adjusted for inflation to 2015!