5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Career Path
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5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Career Path

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5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Career Path
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Selecting a career path can be a daunting task for any college student. Can I see myself working in this field in the future? Will I make enough money? While some of these may be obvious, here are some things to consider when choosing a career path.

1. Job Prospects

Will it be easy for you to find a job after college? Some occupations such as healthcare and engineering are always in demand but require intense schooling. Weigh the pros and cons of each industry you're interested in.

2. Your family

Would your family be able to grasp that fact that you are trying to become a petroleum engineer? What might be the factors that may come into play? Listen to what your parents have to say. The adage "mother's always right" didn't come from thin air.

3. Money

Do you have the money to pay for law school? Are you able to work part-time and get good grades at the same time? Will you need to take out a loan? You don't want to end up in a situation where you're drowning in debt and unable to find a job at the same time.

4. Your future

Will you be able to spend enough time with your family when you get a job? Would you wish to meet your significant other in the industry you're thinking of working in?

5. Yourself

Are you going to be happy where you are? Can you live with sitting at a desk all day every day? Often times, a career choice turns out being a compromise of all these factors. Very rarely do you get a perfect situation where all the stars align in your favor, and that's okay. There may be a few bumps in the road, but as long as you work hard and stay persistent, you will be fine. Good luck!

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