There's been a lot of talk on this above already I just wanted to add a point.
A primary motivator for me to practice law was to get paid a lot of money to do something I thought I would love.
Now, here I am, loving my job and making (what I would deem) a shit ton of money - and every year it just turns into more.
So yep, it can happen. #KeepTheDreamAlive #MakeAShitTonOfCash