Profession to Passion: Woman gave up her job to open an animal sanctuary

Most people just imagine their dream job from time to time -- but some are willing to risk it all to pursue their dreams.

In the newest episode of AOL's Profession to Passion you'll explore the unconventional careers of the few who have said goodbye to their traditional nine to fives to pursue their passions.

Tamala Lester went from running a construction company for 32 years to opening a farm animal sanctuary with more than 700 animals. Lester's non-profit rescues farm animals, and today its home to several cows, water buffalo, horses, sheep, llamas and even emus.

Learn more about how Tamala made the change from construction to animals in the episode above of "Profession to Passion!"

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25 highest-paying jobs in America, according to Glassdoor
1. Physician
Median Base Salary: $195,842
Number of Job Openings: 3,038
2. Pharmacy Manager
Median Base Salary: $146,412
Number of Job Openings: 2,009
3. Pharmacist
Median Base Salary: $127,120
Number of Job Openings: 2,534
4. Enterprise Architect
Median Base Salary: $115,944
Number of Job Openings: 1,097
5. Corporate Counsel
Median Base Salary: $115,580
Number of Job Openings: 693
6. Software Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $108,879
Number of Job Openings: 1,064
7. Physician Assistant
Median Base Salary: $108,761
Number of Job Openings: 8,616
8. Software Engineering Manager
Median Base Salary: $107,479
Number of Job Openings: 1,105
9. Nurse Practitioner
Median Base Salary: $106,962
Number of Job Openings: 14,931
10. Software Architect
Median Base Salary: $105,329
Number of Job Openings: 1,130
11. Engineering Manager
Median Base Salary: $105,260
Number of Job Openings: 4,738
12. Applications Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $104,048
Number of Job Openings: 360
13. Plant Manager
Median Base Salary: $103,892
Number of Job Openings: 1,182
14. IT Program Manager
Median Base Salary: $102,969
Number of Job Openings: 218
15. Solutions Architect
Median Base Salary: $102,160
Number of Job Openings: 5,899
16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Median Base Salary: $102,155
Number of Job Openings: 108
17. Data Architect
Median Base Salary: $101,900
Number of Job Openings: 1,472
18. Strategy Manager
Median Base Salary: $101,754
Number of Job Openings: 2,641
19. Systems Architect
Median Base Salary: $100,984
Number of Job Openings: 1,146
20. Scrum Master
Median Base Salary: $98,239
Number of Job Openings: 1,876
21. Consulting Manager
Median Base Salary: $97,154
Number of Job Openings: 1,536
22. Attorney
Median Base Salary: $96,678
Number of Job Openings: 903
23. Cloud Engineer
Median Base Salary: $96,449
Number of Job Openings: 1,077
24. Tax Manager
Median Base Salary: $96,175
Number of Job Openings: 3,690
25. Data Scientist
Median Base Salary: $96,116
Number of Job Openings: 4,986
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