What are some of the best courses to study in school if you wanted to become a politician or an entrepreneur; what field of study will fit better if you are an introvert or maths lovers? How about if you are more concerned about the future prospect of a career than how fancy it sounds? We try to answer these questions in this article.
You don’t want to study architecture simply because you like how your architect uncle dresses or because you admire the sound of the name; like the student who chooses to study Psychiatry only to find out in his second year that he actually meant to choose Psychology.
Apart from choosing a professional career or picking a life partner; choosing what to study in your higher education ranks high among the most important decisions you’ll have to make. So you want to consider important factors to help you make the better decision. Here are the best careers to choose in 10 different conditions.
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1. If you hate mathematics
Most students hate mathematics. In fact, many people believe that mathematics is the most hated subject among students. While some of us loved mathematics in school, a lot of students, if possible, don’t want anything to do with it. If you want to pursue a career that has the least mathematics as possible, some field you should consider includes writing, film making, philosophy, sociology, psychology, political science, nursing, law, mass communication and language-related courses.
2. If you love mathematics
How about if you love mathematics, which are some of the best courses you should consider? Most STEM courses require a level of mathematics; that is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Other courses include accounting, actuary science, and economics.
3. If you want to become an entrepreneur
Generally, you don’t need a university degree to become an entrepreneur. You can start and grow your own business without higher education. However, the knowledge you gain from getting a degree in some fields can facilitate your entrepreneurial pursuit and offer an added advantage. Courses like Economics, Psychology, marketing, finance, computer science and engineering degrees are some of the best course to study if you want to start your own business.
4. If you want to become a politician
You will find politicians from diverse fields and works of life. But if you want the 4 to 5 years you spend in a higher institution to add as an advantage to your political care, these courses will be a good start; Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, and Public Policy.
5. If you want to make a lot of money from a job
To make a lot of money from a job, you want to build your skills around high paying careers. While there are no guarantees that you will have your dream job waiting for you, your chances of getting a job either increases or decreases based on your field of study and qualification. If you want to get a job that will make you a lot of money, studying some of these courses will make it easier; most engineering degrees, computer science, and software development. Careers in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and data science are also among high paying careers.
6. If you don’t like working with people all day long
If you have an introverted personality and tend to prefer working on your own, there are careers that are best suited for you. A career in software development, graphic design, statistics, and accountant are some courses that are well suited for you. The bulk of your job in these fields will require more time working on your own or with a hand full of people. If you don’t want a career that is dependent on how many people you have to work with on a daily basis, you may want to consider some of these courses.
7. If you don’t want to be unemployed for a long time
If getting a job after school is important to you, some degrees will make it easier than the other. Some career offers more employment opportunity in the job market than the other. So if you don’t want to be unemployed for a long time after your graduate, consider a career in these fields of study; data analytics, computer science, nursing and medicine and surgery.
8. If you love working in the field, that is hate sitting at the office for long
Some people don’t have a problem working in a cubicle year in year out. While some people would rather you shoot them in the head than have to sit at a desk all day. If you’ll prefer a bullet over having to sit at an office all day long, consider a career in the following fields; civil engineering, petroleum engineering, marketing, forensic science, solar engineering, hospitality and hotel management, teaching, travel and transport related fields.
9. If you hate small talks and long stories
Some of us prefer getting to the point as quickly as possible. If you like getting to the point and no beating about the bush, some courses will be a better fit for you than the other. Most STEM courses will save you from compulsory small talks and long stories. You simply get straight to the point.
10. If you love selling
Ultimately, we are all salesmen and women in some form. Some people are just better at it than others. If you have a particular interest in sales and marketing, you’ll want to consider studying psychology, marketing and finance, estate management, or mass communication. Though the best education you can get in sales is to start selling stuff to strangers.
Ultimately, the best career choice depends on who is asking and what you want. Which career do you think is not for you based on your personality and what you want? Please share with us in the comment section.
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