Many high school graduates are not sure what study discipline that they wish to take for their higher education, or what career aspiration they would pursue.
How do you know what is the right one for you? The choices are unlimited, but you'll need to ask yourself questions such as:
- Do you like to work behind the desk?
- Do you like working with numbers?
- Do you like communicating with people and presenting ideas?
- Do you like social work?
- Are you expected to continue a family business?
- Are you artistically gifted?
- We found out that the following websites provide some good advice:
http://www.kidzonline.org/streamingfutures/ (from USA)
http://www.yourcareerguide.com.au/grad/advice.htm (from Australia)
To go for a course according to your personal interests does not mean that you can ignore realities, find out about career prospects, and from the people who have already done the course, or already working in the related area all about it.
Prospect of Employment
Obviously some areas will offer better employment prospects than others. Please keep in mind that this is not always static. There will be times when oversupply of particular skills happens. Always have reasonable expectation and prepare yourself for the hard work. Choosing a highly specialized skill can be rewarding, but by the same token, there will be less jobs for those particular skills.
Unfortunately, it is almost certain now that the costs of providing good education can be significant. Parents or the financial guarantor will need to ensure that it is manageable. People can factor the fact that overseas students in Australia are allowed to work part time to earn some pocket money.
The following are general tasks description of some of the popular jobs, which hopefully can help you make a decision.
If there is any particular career that interest you but not listed here, please send us an email and we will do our best to assist.
Summary of Careers that are available in Australia.