"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius
Utilise your potential and capabilities to serve the society.
Enjoy challenges and make life demanding and interesting.
Many more personal and other reasons...
Most of the time require higher education.
Has more individual/social responsibilities.
Demand high level of commitment and dedication.
Typically more rewarding financially and social status.
Skills and knowledge (expertise)
Interesting/challenging vs. routine/repetitive
An engineer vs cashier
Graphic designer vs data entry operator
Note:* For some people challenging work induce stress, and for talented others doing monotonous repetitive work results in greatest stress and frustration.
Futuristic vs retro
A software developer vs account clerk
Skilled vs unskilled (less skills needed) works
A carpenter vs a helper
Open vs closed professions
Entry into profession is tightly controlled by giving various unrealistic reasons
Effective mostly in countries with traditional and colonial mind set
Example: Doctors, lawyers
Almost all the other professions
Example: Engineering, Management, Business
Easily self-employed vs employer-employee oriented
Solving problems vs creating (exploiting) problems
Some professionals solve (individual or social) problems.
Some other professions (In fact bulk of the people practising those professions) inherently exploit or create problems to the society.
Ethical (can be practised ethically) vs invariably unethical careers
A medical practitioner vs a butcher
High salary vs low salary (in general)
Pilot vs driver
1. Identify your individual need/aspirations.
2. Identify your personality
3. Do a SWOT analysis.
4. Select a suitable career for you.
5. Work on studying to get necessary academic/professional competency.
6. Practice your profession, serve the society and enjoy your life.