After the excitement of finishing school dies down, matriculants find that choosing a career path has somewhat a lot of pressure. For some this pressure tends to be overwhelming, while some already know what their career path is. This decision is one that is very important because it determines what you are going to be doing for the rest of your life.
There are many career paths to choose from, there are those that are esteemed more than others, so if one would choose to be a lawyer, doctor or an accountant they would be said to have chosen a great career path, this also poses as one of the things that make it difficult for the matriculants to choose the right career path. Many are in tertiary studying towards a career they will not enjoy, some even struggle during the entire duration of their course of study, proving that what there are studying is totally wrong for them.
When considering what career path to choose the matriculants must first know themselves, know their strong points, and their weak points; so if you know that theory is one of your weak points, you cannot then choose Law as a career path, because you would struggle. Schools should also have career guidance workshops, this would make it easier for the pupils to be able to decide which career path they want to choose, in these workshops, guests from universities and guidance counselors can be invited to bring clarity about how to choose the right career path. It’s important to know that the job market is huge, so one should choose a career that suits their personality and abilities, so doing a self-assessment is important before choosing a career path, by knowing your personality type, your interests, strength, and weaknesses it ensures you choose a career path that suits you.
There a number of study fields that are scarce, there are not many people qualified to do the job, while many people sit at home with degrees because jobs are no longer available. When matriculants choose their career path they should also consider these fields, one would ask how do they find these, my answer would be: nothing beats research, you must ensure that there isn’t any stone left unturned when looking for what you going to do for the rest of your life. There are many career path websites on the internet that matriculants can find helpful, choosing a field of study should be something not taken lightly, because some matriculants enroll late in tertiary because they do not know what to study, or parents don’t want them to study a certain course because they do not approve of the career path the pupil has chosen. Which is another struggle that matriculants face, parents should also be invited in these career guidance workshops to receive clarity on different careers.
An incorrect career choice can lead to job frustration and unfulfilled life. They say “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”, matriculants must choose the right course, to ensure they have a fulfilled life, so they don’t have to go through the trouble of changing their career at a later stage of their life instead of enjoying their life. Let’s have more people who are happy in the workplace, especially those that serve the public, it’s important to know that money doesn’t guarantee happiness, you can have all the money in the world but it cannot buy you happiness.