Can you envision yourself earning $150K or more per year?
I ask this because I come from modest blue collar roots, my family never had extra money, just keeping the lights on was a struggle sometimes. I have a friend who has a similar backstory, her father was a steel worker who lost his job in the early 1980's and they lived in poverty in rural Ohio. Needless to say, we have both done well for ourselves and we both make more than that now. She pursued a career in finance after a short period in the military and I pursued a career in business (later in compliance).
We are working together to help other women in our home communities to realize their potential. One item we both agreed on was that as a girl, we NEVER dreamed we would make so much money. By some measurements this isn't a lot of money but in an east coast metro area, it provides for a good upper middle class life.
We both grew up surrounded by people who worked blue or pink collar jobs, the few white collar people we knew seemed to be "rich". Reality was they were just middle class!
Are there any proven strategies to help show young people that good paying jobs are possible? I had no idea what finance was growing up, no one I knew was in finance, I stumbled into it as a freshman in college and realized I had a knack for business analysis.