Choosing a career is a difficult decision for a lot of students. After all, once you choose your career, you most likely will be in that field until you retire, so you should put a lot of thought into the decision. You most likely will be majoring in a field for a specific degree so it is best that you choose your career field early in your college career. This is especially important for students who wish to enter the medical or law field as they will have to continue their schooling well after their bachelor’s degree.
What if you are undecided as to which career to go into?
Consider your Hobbies
You will most likely excel in a career where you actually enjoy what you are doing. If you like to read or write then maybe a career as a proofreader, copywriter, or even an English teacher would suit you. If you love numbers, then you should consider something in the field of accounting or math. It is best to try to choose a career as close to your hobbies and your likes as possible.
Consider the Job Market
Run a quick Google search for your intended career to see if it is one that will be around in five years or if it is something that may be phased out by technology. Jobs in the computer and technology field are in high demand as are nurses and doctors. Do your research and see if the career you are thinking about is something that will be around for a while.
Maybe you have a wide range of interests and you have considered a career in law or education. If you think you may need help narrowing down your decision then you should consider taking a self-assessment test. You could take one online or you could call an employment agency and have them administer a professional one to you. These tests ask you a variety questions from your favorite activities to your questions about your personality. The results will let you know which careers you are best suited for and which ones you should probably stay away from. A test like this could help you to narrow down your decision and possibly point you in the right direction.
Job fairs are held often in most areas of the country. You should attend one and talk to the representatives on hand about the positions they are offering. Ask them what their degree requirements are and the average pay scale. Ask them any questions you may have about the field so you can better assess which career is best for you.
Remember, you can obtain your degree in one field and enter another career. In the end, you want to make sure that you enjoy what you do to make your living. There is nothing worse than sitting at a job that you hate for thirty years just to pay bills; therefore you should make your decision after a lot of thought and planning.