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Choosing The Right Career

A job can be anything, but choosing a career requires a real commitment. Why? Because a career is more than just a job; it�s a path that, if chosen correctly, will lead you to new ventures and financial security during your lifetime.

When choosing a career, the first thing to consider is what you most enjoy. Work isn�t supposed to be fun, right? Wrong. If you do not enjoy your work, you will not likely find as much success as if you were to choose a career that was both rewarding and enjoyable. If you enjoy participating in a debate or have a knack for arguing your side of a situation, perhaps a career in law or public speaking would be ideal. If you are better at writing words than speaking them, you may want to consider a career in writing. If you love animals, a career as a veterinarian or animal trainer may be a good option for you. The bottom line is that, before you decide on a career, make sure that it is something that you are involved in for the love of the work and not strictly for the money.

The next step to choosing a career is to determine what goals you will need to achieve in order to find success in your career choice. Will you need to attend college? If so, how many years will it take to earn a degree in your chosen field? These are all important considerations when choosing a career. If you need to find a job to help pay for college, you may find that enrolling as a part-time student and taking classes on a per credit hour basis will make the process more affordable. It may take longer to receive your degree, but you will avoid having a large student loan to repay after graduation.

Another important consideration in your career choice is a look at how you envision your future. Do you plan to get married and have children? Do you already have a family? If the answer is yes, then you may want to choose a career that will allow you to spend time with your family while also enjoying the rewards of a stable job. For many, starting their own business and determining their own hours is the best way to balance a successful work and family life.

Whatever career choice you make, it will be one that requires a commitment and determination. When you set out to succeed in a career, you will have to overcome certain obstacles that may include starting at the bottom of your industry and working your way up to the top. It takes awhile, but a view from the top is definitely worth the climb.

Submitted by:

David Sanders

The author is a regular contributor to Better Career where more information about career paths is available.


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