Sooner or later, a person faces the question of choosing the right profession. It is important to approach this consciously, since a mistake can lead to a waste of time, effort and money. There are factors that influence the choice of a particular specialty.
Focus on your personal plans for your future. Think about who you see yourself in five, ten and twenty years. Choosing a profession means defining your lifestyle. Often, the characteristics of different specialties are judged by their external manifestations. For example, a famous surgeon is shown on television, he is known and respected by students and many doctors, and healing seems to be a tempting and noble cause. But in order to achieve this position, you need to spend a lot of time standing at the operating table, sacrificing your health and personal life. You need to be ready at any time to go to a patient who needs your help. Therefore, in order not to be mistaken, collect information about different specialties, study the specifics of future work.
Explore your inclinations. Those areas that you especially like not according to the level of income of individual people, but precisely because of their occupation. If you like alpine skiing, you should not go to study to be a programmer, because this specialty is in demand. It is better to develop in your favorite direction and find an instructor position for yourself, or some other related specialty.
Think about your abilities. Not only explicit, but also hidden, which could appear in you. If you love literature and art, you are unlikely to succeed in becoming a talented engineer. Look at yourself as if from the outside - do you have a tendency to generalize or do you like to put everything on the shelves? If you like to think globally and easily perceive a large amount of information, you will make a good analyst, economist, or high-ranking executive. To work in these specialties, it is necessary to be able to think strategically. And if you like to delve into the little things and pay great attention to the details of the process, you perform all actions sequentially, step by step - you have a good chance of becoming a doctor, journalist, accountant or engineer. Those. you are capable of working in areas that require meticulousness and diligent execution of every action.
Determine the source of your motivation in evaluating events, whether it is internal or external. That is, how do you know how well you did a job. If the assessment of your work by the people around you matters to you, then external motivation prevails in you. You will become a designer, waiter, musician, journalist, administrator and representative of those professions that provide for the implementation of instructions drawn up by other people. And if you apply your own criteria for assessing your work, then your internal motivation prevails. You rarely listen to the opinions of others and are responsible for the decisions you make. You will become a representative of creative professions - a musician, artist or poet. And also you will feel comfortable in the role of the head of the procurement or sales department.
When choosing a profession, be guided not by the opinions of others, but by your vision of the future. Those professions that were "fashionable" 15-20 years ago may no longer be in demand, because technical progress does not stand still. Collect as much information as possible about various specialties, "try" them on yourself and make an informed choice.