I can tell you, if you are looking to make lots of money, you may have to work for yourself and be great at it...
If you don't want that, I know few great paying jobs:
1- Movie Catering, but it's pretty hard to get IN!
2- Private Chef for CEO, Celebrity, or any other very rich people:):)
3- Cruiseship work is hard, but money is pretty good if you have at least 4-5 years experience managing people.
:chef: Personal chef is what I do now, I work for myself, it's a never ending process of promoting yourself, but I make $300 a day doing what I love!
I work 50-60 hours a week, but I only cook 5 to 15 times a month, the rest of the time, I promote my book, my company, I speak in high schools about being a chef, I sell kitchen knives, I go to function to meet more customers and I take care of my website... OH, and I spend time giving my help to who ever is willing to listen:):)
Money is important, obviously! But find out what you are passionate about first. Don't say cooking! but really find out what you like about cooking...
Schedule, the energy, the creative side of things etc...
then look for a job that will fill those needs. You will come home happy, and money will come in time. Most chefs that made it big, have diversified themselves to have potential to make money in all kinds of way... Not just from a JOB.
Invest, take chances, and money will come...
Author of "My Daughter wants to Be a Chef!"www.thechefinstead.ca/beachef.html