Students entering into the middle school feel the confusion as what career option to choose so as to emerge the victor. The confusion is not unfounded because there are multitudes of reasons that affect the thinking and decision making of the student’s mind. In most countries including India, the career options start to diversify after class 10th and the student who is still not very mature finds difficult to think rationally and arrive at an apt conclusion. Career counseling has therefore grown as a specialist service and students entering their middle classes seek the advice about the best choice. Some important determinants that should be considered include –
- The prospects in immediate future
This is the most important factor that comes in while choosing the career! The students often get inspired by the fancies at an early age of 15 years and they get attracted towards specific profession. However, a good choice is one that takes into account the prospective value of the career stream.
- The competition indexes
Always consider the competition index in the particular academic field. Does it demand immense of labor and time and guarantees the least? Do not choose such career as it could more be a casino at a crucial juncture! Make a balance between what you can deliver through your learning and activity and what best outcomes could be achieved.
- The aptitude of the student
One of the core ingredients of success in academics and career is the aptitude of the child. A specialist would take into account the abilities and guide the student in the best ways.
- The likes, affinities and inclinations of the student
Student would automatically perform his best in the field with which he feels the generic bonding and affinities; hence this should always be considered.
- The cost burdens involved in any probable choice
Cost is also a determinant for students. Hence this should be considered; except financial aid mechanisms are available.
- The availability of the seats in higher academics
Always inquire about the availability of the seats in the chosen career field at higher academics’ level; else you could be left unattended in the lacunae looking for the opportunities.
These dimensions are always relevant to the career stream choice at the middle school level. Therefore, a student should always take the decision after consulting the experts and knowledgeable persons.