Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career
Everyone wants to find a job they enjoy, but we often don’t know how. Many people choose careers that don’t allow them to reach their full potential. Fortunately, LA ORT makes it their mission to help students along their career path, offering career training and employment assistance.
If you are considering a new career or just starting, the following three questions can help you find a career you enjoy.
What types of careers fit your personality?
It’s important to know your personality when it comes to a career. Get Rich Slowly explains, “A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities.” Unlike a job, a career is something you plan. For example, if you hate the idea of doing deskwork, then you shouldn’t consider a career where this is one of the main tasks.
Your personality plays a part in how well you will do in a certain career and how much you will enjoy it. Consider your strengths and weaknesses. Think about your interests and talents.
What type of education and training is required?
When choosing a career, you need to understand what type of education and training is required. Some careers require many years of education, while other careers require you to train for a shorter amount of time and earn certification. If you want to start your career sooner rather than later, then one of the career training programs at LA ORT can help you make that happen.
Will the career have employment openings and provide a living wage?
The third question to ask yourself is whether you will be able to find a job in this career field and if it provides a living wage. One easy way to know if you will be able to find employment means looking to see if it is a career in an industry that is growing, such as healthcare. You don’t want to waste time planning for a career and then discovering there is little need for employees. Plus, it is necessary to have a career that has a salary that will meet your needs.
LA ORT Works with Individual Students to Answer These Questions and Find Employment
As a non-profit career college, LA ORT makes it our goal to help train students for a career. Career training does not end with our outstanding vocational training programs because we also offer Employment Assistance. Each LA ORT graduate works one-to-one with the College’s Job Placement Officer to come up with a plan to improve the student’s employment opportunities using the answers to all the questions we discussed above. Visit www.LAORT.edu or call the ORT career college in Los Angeles near you at (800) 998-2678 to learn more.