Almost all of us could pursue any of a variety of occupations with similar levels of enjoyment and satisfaction. There is no single occupation or job that is exactly 'right' for you or me. Whether we are aware of it or not, we choose from a set of alternatives. In fact, part of a career developer's job is to help clients simply become more conscious of the career choices they are making.
It's natural to ask, "Which alternative will afford the best payoff?" Canadian economist Professor Frances Woolley offers some interesting advice right in the first couple of paragraphs of Men, women, and law school tuition.