At a young age, people are faced with one of the biggest decisions of their lives. After graduating high school, you have to choose the career industry you want to pursue. Although it is possible to change careers at any stage in your life, it is quite common for people to stick with that same job for nearly their entire life.
It’s a tough choice nonetheless. However, there are some tips and tricks you can use to really have some clarification when trying to choose a career. It is also worth remembering that jobs don’t last forever, and you can always change at any stage in your life.
Choosing a Job That is On the Rise
Jobs are constantly changing in terms of what’s hot and what's not. What may have been the most in-demand job 20 years ago, might be one of the most declining jobs in the modern day. An example of this is public healthcare. But why choose public healthcare? It’s an industry that is seriously on the rise. Considering the fact you will be spending a few years in college for this role, it’s reassuring knowing that the industry is growing. Compare that to a declining industry, like nuclear power reactor operators, it’s a lot better of a choice to get into. You can usually see trends in why jobs begin to decline. For example, the role of nuclear power reactor operator is declining due to the world being more aware of eco-friendly alternatives.
Is College for You?
Whether you have just graduated high school or looking for change in your life, ask yourself, do you want to go to college? Some people don’t feel as if they are academically talented. Although it is worth remembering you may thrive studying something you enjoy, it is still very much an option to not go down the college route. Thanks to freelance, apprenticeship, and internship opportunities, there are still plenty of options if you do decide against college. If you would like to go to college, it’s worth considering factors such as location, travel, and fees.
Follow Your Passion
You want to be able to have a job that you thoroughly enjoy. Having a job in an industry that doesn’t interest you at all will lead to a very bad time. Although some jobs may offer great wages, you have to ask yourself is that money worth it. When choosing a job based around your passion, it’s best to write down 10 things you have an interest in. From here, you can then look at different jobs that each interest offers. This is better than just going with your number one interest. Considering just one interest could lead to unrealistic job opportunities as well as being very restricted in your job choice. It’s worth considering as well that if you are following a passion such as music, literature, or professional athlete, to keep your current job. These are all things you can work on in your spare time. So until you start getting consistent income from your dream career, stick to the day job.