All skills are valuable. Not all skills have equal value.
Value is relative to supply and demand.
Value is in the eye of the person providing paychecks or whether you derive personal satisfaction, or both.
A good plumber often makes more than a scientist.
You can discover your future through taking a simple personality test. Some people are very good at what they do, but are miserable doing it.
Do what you are, not what you were told that you are.