Imagine the convenience of knowing which box to tick when submitting the application to enter a higher learning institution. No hesitation, no headache and absolutely no hair loss issue. Well, doesn’t everyone want just that?
However, not everyone is lucky to enjoy such luxury. Some people are unsure on what they wish to do after high school that they resort to study the pattern and the trends in the job market. From here, they choose the most popular programmes. Although this is not wrong, there are certain things to consider before making the decision.
‘What do I like?’
This question is very important. Unless we do something that we like, we would not be happy. Take Sara for example, she loves singing. She might want to consider signing up to a related programme instead of studying to become an accountant.
‘Do I have the skill?’
Sara may love singing but does she have the skill? Acquiring new skills may not be entirely impossible but the process of getting there may not exactly be a walk in the park. No one can predict how it would be; whether it’s easy or not.
‘Do I have other options?’
Johnson is planning to work in healthcare services. He wants to become a doctor but as a backup, he looks for other options too. Although he might end up being a general practitioner anyways, he is happy to know that he has the freedom to choose, just in case things do not turn out as planned.
‘What do I need to know about my choice?’
A job as a doctor may be perceived as glamorous, no thanks to the TV shows. However, the truth may not be the same with what those on the screen. In order to save us from the discomfort in the future, it is best to know what is exactly waiting for us once we decide to embark on the journey.
Thankfully, we are never alone in making this decision. We can either talk to counselors, former teachers or even the professionals themselves. The easiest way is to look it up on the Internet but make sure that the source is credible.