19 prestigious jobs with surprisingly low pay
It's probably safe to say that one of the main reasons people go to college is to find a fancy, high-paying job when they're done.
But, as it turns out, a college education and a prestigious job title do not necessarily mean you'll be raking in cash.
Some gigs, like architect or optometrist, actually pay below what you might expect.Using data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
on the mean salary of full-time civilian workers, we've picked out some of the most prestigious jobs that have surprisingly low earnings. Here are 19 of them.
Max Nisen and Aaron Taube contributed to earlier versions of this article.
Accountant or auditor
Architect, surveyor, or cartographer
Zoologist or marine/wildlife biologist
Marriage and family therapist
Chef or head cook