SHS Graduates | Choosing The Right Career Path

Choosing the perfect career path is your road to an independent life.

After graduating high school, you may or may not be prepared for what course to take. You may feel like having a thorough thought about sorting through your options is the best way to decide on how to choose what course to take. This same goes with selecting university or college offering the best learning grounds into shaping your career up.

The plethora of courses to choose from seems limitless. One of the keys in choosing which course to take after graduating high school is to follow your interests. You can have an overall plan while you’re still in high school because it’s an immense time for college preparation. Some who have experienced working and being an intern offer an excellent jumpstart to choosing the right path.

In high school, we study almost everything that we need to get a determination of what we want to take up in college like deciding which subject interests us the most. We plan out strategies in choosing the field that can be both beneficial and fun for us. One of the keys also is passion. Ask yourself: What are the things you are passionate about?

Some people consider which universities or colleges specialize the course they will take up. In general, colleges tend to have a smaller student body and faculty than universities. This is a natural result of the limited degree programs they offer. Universities include graduate studies and tend to offer a greater variety of degrees and classes than a college.

It’s also good to consider your learning style when making decisions.

If you prefer night classes, you may check community college. This type of educational institution provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs that’s why they have graveyard schedules for classes.

Careers and Technical Education (CTE) is about the same as Apprenticeship. They are college alternative into a new kind of college pathway. They are designed to prepare students for work.

They are also not too different from vocational education. They prepare students for jobs that don’t typically require college degrees such as Cosmetology, Caregiving or Computer systems servicing.

Associate (Undergraduate) degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study intended to usually last two years or more.

If you chose to aim for a Bachelor’s Degree, some institutions and educational systems award bachelor’s degrees that can only be taken as graduate or post-graduate degrees after a first degree has been completed. Bachelor’s degrees are normally one of the major levels in the framework.

If you put enough thought for it, you will increase your chances in making the best decisions. Firstly, you have to make a self-assessment. Learn more about yourself, like your interests, your personality type, passions, attitude, and skills.

At this point, you can create a short-list of courses and narrow them down to which is appropriate for you. Identify your goals – long-term and short-term. Doing this will eventually allow you into your chosen field. Do some research and once you identified the information you need, you are bound to set for your goals.

You can write down a strategy that lays out steps that you think are necessary to come down to a course-taking decision.

Once you identify your decisions on which course to take after graduating senior high school, you are now ready for a course that you think will bring out the best in you. Don’t be scared because you are allowed to change your mind and start over if you don’t feel satisfactory in your first choice. Many people change their courses a few times until they find the one best suitable for them.

Keep in mind that decision-makings change over the years. Sometimes, your interest in life adds up as you get older and wiser, and it’s never harmful to take second or third courses. They just add up to your personality and character. Remember the keys in choosing your path: interests and passion combined with skills and follow your heart.

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Kath Borja
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Kath Borja is a fanatic of Logic, Science, Arts and Literature. An advocate of peace and feminism. Moon worshipper. Writer, performance artist and master of ceremonies.

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