In today’s economy knowing which path to take with Jobs and Careers that provide security and stability is important. For some they are just beginning to evaluate this choice while for other reevaluating is important. Regardless of the reason there are several things that should be kept in mind before a decision is made.
First and foremost is the amount of education one would need to invest in before they could actually begin to work. Although many funding sources are available it’s important to remember that it will eventually need to be paid off. For careers in the medical field this is often not an issue since the expected salaries will more than compensate the cost to be paid back. However, for someone entering a labor related field, the salary may not be sufficient to meet the monthly obligations of the loan.
A second consideration is interest. If a person can’t seeing themselves doing the work on a daily basis late into life, it is probably not a good choice. This is often determined when people are very young. During play as children people often gravitate toward various ways to amuse themselves. By looking back on childhood activities it is easier to determine the career field that will be a perfect match in adulthood.
One should also consider preferred lifestyle. If living in a cottage along a lake with few demands and lots of time for leisure activities, a job that reflects a slower pace and few demands will more than likely supply the monetary needs that can maintain that way of life. However, if living in a big house or condo in the “center of the action” and driving fast cars is the vision one has for their future, a position that is high level, fast-paced, and allows promotions on a regular basis will be preferred, but more education will probably be required.
Today one of the most important considerations are job availability. There are certain careers that will always need people. The medical field and technology are two such areas that seem to always have positions available. Part of this is due to the rate of growth and turn-over in the field, which should also be taken into consideration. Asking oneself “Why don’t they stay?” is a good way to determine if longevity can be achieved.
Especially in the hard economic times of today, finding Jobs and Careers that fulfill the desires of the individual as well as providing the security and financial means to achieve the desired lifestyle is difficult. However, this takes not only looking at interests, but may require more education as well. If so one must be willing to do what is needed in order to feel they have succeeded in life.