Last modified 09/11/2023
Choosing a career or training program is something every young person who finishes high school must ponder when coming to the existential dilemma of defining your own future.
The right choice makes the difference between a successful professional or specialist and a frustrated professional or specialist. Furthermore, you could drop out in the middle of a career others chose for you or to please your parents, and so you turn into someone without a profession and whose only goals are minor jobs.
Being a senior at high school in recent years has become a torture not just for students, but also for their parents. While students decide what they will do with their lives, whether working or studying, their parents must evaluate their economic possibilities, and they actually make the final decision.
According to what they can afford, parents will decide where their child will go on to study a career, either at an institution that offers training programs or at a professional institution. The more they can afford, they will choose an institution outside the city where they live, and they will prefer a private one.
We will not tell you here which career to choose, but we will give you the tools you need to identify your career, consistent with your skills and personal interests. A good choice is the difference between a successful professional and a mediocre professional, who is frustrated for making a bad choice or letting his parents decide which career to choose.
Therefore, the main advice we want to give high school graduates and their parents is just one: parents should not decide their children´s future; they are not the ones who will study or test their skills and interests.
It is often difficult for a young high school graduate to choose a career, as he is not aware yet of what he would like to become; for that matter, he must examine himself and find out, based on his performance at school, in which areas he has had the best results. He must also discover his personal positive and negative sides.
As can be seen, we are analyzing some aspects that will let the student discover his vocation by himself, based on his own dreams, interests and skills.
But students usually make a bad career choice because of the lack of information about what a career involves. Thus, we think it is necessary that each student explores on any online search engine (Internet) the features of the careers he is most interested in. Once he has that information and the results of his self-analysis, he will then be able to pick a career in line with his interests, skills and personality.
With the career selected, he must now choose the university or college with the best learning and teaching conditions and costs according to their home country. A ranking of universities in the country will help compare with what his parents can afford; they will all talk it out and make the final decision together.
It must be noted that choosing an appropriate career can mean achieving a new economic status, and thus a new role in society, though some experts deny it.