From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.When trying to make a successful career, which is better: being a generalist or a specialist?In other words, should you generalize and know a little about a lot of things?Or should you specialize and have a deep understanding of only one area?Well, that depends."So, when we think about generalizing versus specializing in our career,we're really talking about can you do a broad number of tasks versus do you drill down and do one specific thing really well."That is Natasha Olinger. Olinger is a human resource expert in Washington, D.C.She talks about the benefits of both.However, the main reason for specializing is an important one: more money."So, generally speaking, the common wisdom out there is it's always better to specializeand that you can demand a higher salary if you specialize."