Median Salary: $112,760
"The perception is that just be a lawyer and you'll be in great shape," Lee said. In fact, the legal profession took a huge hit from the recession. Turnover is high and the work is grueling. It's not all golf and coming down hard in court with an Oscar-worthy "You can't handle the truth!"
"You don't expect when you're in law school that you'll be spending 70 to 80 hours a week reading contracts!" Lee said.