What is the value of a career?

This is what my English teacher put: Though the essay must address the topic, you should feel free to focus on an aspect of the topic that interests you, and not take the question too literally. For example, The essay might consider how a career can help shape you as a person, the social aspect of a career (marriage, friends, networking, etc.), the value that a career holds for a man vs. for a woman, or any other focus of your choosing.