Finding Your Ideal Career
by Waller Jamison
You probably have a vague idea about the type of career you
would consider ideal. there are many factors to be taken into consideration if you want to get a more precise
picture. A good starting point to help you figure out what you'd most enjoy doing, is taking a look at your talents
Artistic, Acting and Musical
If you are a gifted artist or musician you might be
considering a career in those fields, but what if you have talent but not at the level needed to be a concert
pianist or to exhibit your paintings in the top gallery?
Some other careers in the artistic and musical fields include
music,drama and art therapy, teaching children these skills, either through the traditional education system or in
private lessons or possibly as a youth worker or in an after school club.
There are plenty of talent competitions on TV which will give
you a chance to show your abilities in areas such as dance and singing and don't forget that it isn't only the
winners of Reality TV shows who find work in a related field afterwards.
Consider combining a more traditional occupation such as
teaching or therapy with performing in fringe events or local venues.
These involve working with people is some way and can often
combine other areas of interest. If you love languages and want to work with people, you could teach or become
involved in travel and hospitality. So, although working with people is often linked with helping professions such
as medicine, nursing and social work, there are plenty of other options. So make a list of all the things you enjoy
doing and see which career paths would allow you to combine them with spending time with people.
If you are mechanically inclined, you may like the idea of
working with machines, whether it's building them, fixing them or selling them. And machines come in all shapes and
sizes. New techonology is constantly creating many amazing gadgets which you could design, operate or teach others
Number crunchers can be involved in many different careers,
not just accountancy. All areas of finance as well as working out probabilities and possibilities, and any form of
statistics are all number-based jobs.
There are many interesting and unusual careers in the field
of science, ranging from working with environmental issues, weather forecasting and more exotic careers like storm
chasing and tracking volcanoes and earthquakes.
Space is another area which holds a great deal of attraction
for would-be scientists.