Choosing an Occupation
One of the most difficult
problems a young person faces is deciding what to do about a career.
There are individuals, of
course, who from the time they are six years old "know" that they
want to be doctors or pilots or fire fighters, but the majority of us do not
get around to making a decision about an occupation or career.
Choosing an occupation takes
time, and there are a lot of things you have to think about as you try to
decide what you would like to do.
You may find that you will
have to take special courses to qualify for a particular kind of work, or may
find out that you will need to get some actual work experience, to gain enough
knowledge to qualify for a particular job.
Fortunately, there are a lot
of people you can turn to for advice and help in making your decision. At most
schools, there are teachers who are professionally qualified to counsel you and
to give detailed information about job qualifications.
And you can talk over your
ideas with family members and friends who are always ready to listen and to
offer suggestions. But even if you get other people involved in helping you to
make a decision, self evaluation is an important part of the decision-making