What subjects to study for your dream job
Deciding what to study and what career to pursue can be one of the most stressful things for a young choma. Jobs are not always easy to come by and finding something that you love is even trickier. But there are ways you can plan for that dream career. Step one is to pay attention to the right subjects in school and focus on the things you're good at and feel passionate about.
Take subjects that interest you
If you like keeping fit and healthy, then maybe being a personal trainer is for you. Focus in subjects like biology or life sciences.Subjects like accounting or economics are helpful if you want to be a bank teller, book keeper or work in sales. The sky’s the limit if you’ve really good at number crunching – think chartered accountant or actuary.If you are interested in a job in the travel industry, get started at taking subjects like Geography and Tourism. If your heart is in being creative and inventive, your subject set will include dramatic arts or music if your school offers it.
If you’ve planning to start up your own business, subjects like business studies, accounting and maths (you don’t have to be a whiz at it, basic computing skills might be all that is needed rather than calculus).
Maths and science
For most of us, maths is a swear word and not all of us are passionate about science. However, studying maths and science may very well open doors to high paying jobs in the field of engineering, aviation, medicine, finance as well as computer and information systems. If you have flair of these subjects, you would do well to excel at them.
English and language studies
Having good written and verbal skills and the advantage of knowing a second or third language (local or foreign) might be what will land you your first job out of school. You never know. English and history are a good option if you are thinking of becoming a legal secretary or even a lawyer. You might want to even think about a career that requires good communication skills like journalism, teaching or sales.
Computers and technology
In this day and age, you need to be technology savvy and knowing how to use a computer is essential. Taking on a subject like computer applications technology/ computer studies might not be a bad idea.
Don’t forget to put in the effort to get good grades. Having good school grades overall shows employers you have potential and are worthy of internship or training opportunities
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