Tech leads the way when it comes to salary growth potential, as one might expect from all the headlines about the shortage of qualified people to work in the industry. NBC reports that looking at the long-range potential of a job can be more beneficial than chasing a quick raise today, particularly since a job’s salary growth potential may end up at a higher level than a current high entry-level paycheck.

A report from the Society of Human Resource Management also emphasizes that the highest growth potential doesn’t necessarily mean the highest salaries—something that it would be well for job candidates to remember. Careers with high entry-point wages won’t necessarily offer the opportunity to rise substantially higher—to grow considerably from median to upper wage earning levels. Also, some high-paying jobs haven’t grown as much in median pay over the past few years.

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