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    Life & Relationships - Thread: Best careers to get into

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      Best careers to get into

      If you were to give advice to a high school student about careers which ones would you suggest are the best ones to get into?
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      I would have to get to know the student because, you know, aptitude. If the student had an aptitude for numbers, I'd say investing or business. If they had an aptitude toward helping, I'd say nursing. If they're good with their hands and physically able, I'd say trades - electrician or plumbing pay well. If they don't like people, I'd say vet or accountant. So many variables. Whatever the aptitude, though, I'd steer them towards the ability to make enough money to support a spouse and children.

      I know what I'd advise NOT to do. Don't become a social worker! It's demanding, exhausting, and doesn't pay enough! I do it for the satisfaction, but could never sustain a family as one.

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      something in the medical field either nursing or if the person can't do blood coding

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      If you were to give advice to a high school student about careers which ones would you suggest are the best ones to get into?
      A lot would depend on what life goals the student has. If they just want to accumulate money and have the skills and willingness to work insane hours then investment banking, law, hedge funds etc would make a lot of sense. If they aren't as bothered about money and want to make a huge difference to people who have nobody else to fight for them then something like social work might be right for them. You just don't go into social work for the money, just like you don't go into investment banking if you're concerned about helping the people at the bottom.

      In the middle of ranges like this, someone who is good with their hands might do well as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, mechanic etc. Unless someone is truly brilliant academically speaking I'm increasingly inclined to suggest people learn a trade - it seems there are more than enough underemployed graduates with a huge student loan and a job that didn't require a degree and doesn't pay enough to deal with the student loan, while at the same time it's increasingly difficult to find a plumber or an electrician without waiting an age.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ValleyGal View Post
      I know what I'd advise NOT to do. Don't become a social worker! It's demanding, exhausting, and doesn't pay enough! I do it for the satisfaction, but could never sustain a family as one.
      I must admit I have an admiration for social workers. I loosely know a couple of younger women (both married, one with kids) who are social workers. One of them recently mentioned how her husband said she got too involved in her work, when she got home in tears because of trying to deal with a situation regarding one of the children she was working with.

      It's obviously not a line of work you'd choose for the money but I can only imagine the satisfaction of reaching a point where the most broken child is finally placed into a family that cares for them.
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      It all depends upon the interest of student and their is no one can suggest a wrong field. As per your request I suggest medical group anything either Doctor or nursing. This will be good for those who are interested in doing, other than Blockchain in computer field.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      If you were to give advice to a high school student about careers which ones would you suggest are the best ones to get into?

      What is your passion, your heart? What inspires you? What jibes best with what seems important to you?


      Because when you WANT to do something, it's not work. When you hold that what you do COUNTS, it is your ministry - and the "reward" is not the money or power or fame but the opportunity to bless.


      Now, if all that matters is MONEY (and there's NEVER, EVER enough of it) .... consider crime or politics. If neither of those appeal, consider engineering or geology, or maybe business. Of course, one could chose all those (except crime, lol) because it is your calling, your ministry, how you can bless others and thus serve God (doing that AND making money are by no means mutually exclusive). When I was an undergrad, the people who had lots of job offers were the geology majors and engineering (except civil engineers - there's too many of those).




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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      If you were to give advice to a high school student about careers which ones would you suggest are the best ones to get into?
      Well, whatever their aptitude is and the passion level, I would suggest something with the medical field. Whether it’s research, working with people, working on medical equipment, some jobs require interaction, and some are fit for loners. Some require working with your hands like specializing in medical maintenance, hazardous waste cleanup or working in administration, management, finance (billing), and clerical work. The options are limitless. The pay is all over the chart, but will have a career for a long time, even as medical technology explodes. Whether it's helping people directly, or just doing your 9 to 5.

      As the population ages, there will be a need for the medical field more and more.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      I must admit I have an admiration for social workers. I loosely know a couple of younger women (both married, one with kids) who are social workers. One of them recently mentioned how her husband said she got too involved in her work, when she got home in tears because of trying to deal with a situation regarding one of the children she was working with.

      It's obviously not a line of work you'd choose for the money but I can only imagine the satisfaction of reaching a point where the most broken child is finally placed into a family that cares for them.
      Thank you, Tango, we don't usually get a whole lot of respect. Our reputation is that we just go about snatching children away from loving parents. The reality is that it's really hard to remove a child from a parent who is unsafe, because the parent really does love the child, but they have their own childhood wounds and traumas, and are unable to be safe. That's just in the family social work, though... even medical social workers, addictions, homelessness, poverty, etc social workers have many stressors. This is why I don't recommend it... in addition to not being paid enough, we also have very high-stress, demanding jobs that require the use of "self" as a tool of the trade - mental awareness and verbal clarity, the ability to think and respond quickly and with good judgement. It's hard work... so thank you for your admiration for those who do this thankless job!

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      Interesting how none here have mentioned Christian ministry.... pastors and such. No comment, just interesting.
      We are justified by works - just not our own.

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