In some fields it's a given that graduates will enter the workforce and enter business, research, and government settings. Many students in doctoral programs, however, feel pressure to pursue a career in academia, as a professor. Academic careers aren't right for everyone - and there's a great deal of work, stress, and luck entailed in securing a position and earning tenure. Despite this, faculty often pressure students subtly (and not so subtly) to apply for academic jobs and shun the notion of leaving academia. Given that we are socialized to desire university careers, it's very difficult to consider other options.
Take time to evaluate your options and consider your own perception of what makes for a successful career. The first step is to recognize that graduate students have options outside of academia -- and selecting a career outside of academia is a personal choice that may be right for you. Your professors might tisk-tisk, but ultimately this is your life and your personal view of what it means to be a success.