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Career Options after class 10th
Career Options after class 10th

Career after school and providing a lot of career options from which they can choose one, of their own interest.

I don’t_know___’_one_often hears these words from youngsters who are confused about what to study and career paths to followAround 90% of the teenagers are confused, not having a proper guidance for their career and what to do?? Unaware of their potential and strengths. It is very natural for a student in our country, to not know how to proceed. The aim of Tawi Career Mentors is to guide the students in choosing the right

Career after school and providing a lot of career options from which they can choose one, of their own interest.

What is your career?  Forget about how you define this to others for now, and just think for a bit about how you define your career to yourself. What does it mean to you to have a career? Is it just your job? Is it something you do to make a living? Is it what you do for money? 

 

Your career is the jouey you take to reach your goals throughout your life including the progress and

actions taken by a person throughout his lifetime. It is a lifelong process and defines where you will

stand in your life. Wait a minute.... What are your goals in your life??  Are you still thinking, then believe me, you haven't achieve your goals yet and there is a long way to go and you are unaware of what you are.... 

“You must remember that just completing any course does not guarantee a job, lifelong satisfaction,

which comes only from within One must look for different components that can add values to one’s profile.

Besides, there are certain careers which are preferred over the others, as they are deemed to be more

lucrative / respected / successful. As a result, many students sit for entrance exams under immense

pressure. Other courses have high cut offs where students who are equally bright but  have scored

moderate marks get left behind. 

Thus, their course choice leaves them struggling to barely manage the course which they have joined.

Those who manage to pass the graduate course are again at crossroads as when they join the work force

they are dissatisfied and unhappy. All this arises because the students do not do any career planning

and choose institutes giving little weightage to the course or choose a course giving a little weightage to

their own strengths and capabilities.

                       This is exactly Tawi Career Mentors is determined to help the students so that they make right choices. The

surest and shortest way to do this is by empowering each and every student by helping them discover

their inherent talent, their unique aptitude combination, and thereby guiding them on to the right

career path and helping them make the RIGHT career choice.

                        In addition to empowering and guiding the student towards the right career, we are also dedicated to providing

 detailed information on various career options, courses, and colleges in India which help the students know a career in details and make an informed choice.  It’s time to say good bye to all the confusions, tensions and apprehensions about your future. We are  here  to guide you in this not-so-easy task of choosing a career. We  have tried to make it simple for you by providing complete information regarding different fields – the usual and the not-so-usual, the different  and the not-so-different, the exciting and the not-so-exciting. In short, we have attempted to cover each and every topic to facilitate you choose your career. Read carefully, and make the right choice. Thus with sincere dedication and a hundred percent commitment you can achieve whatever you want.

Choosing a career is a big deal, it is an involved process that is based on a number of things, including

your interests, skills, work-related values, and personality.

Here is what an individual says about his career dilemma........ I personally went to college to be a high

school teacher. I realized after a year and 1/2 that I hated it. I worked in a restaurant for a year, then

taught tuitions for 2-3 months, then when I was 25 I stumbled into a marketing position and have been

in marketing ever since (for 7 years). I wish I'd gotten a degree in marketing.

I am sure you would have come across instances like the one above; unfortunately we come to realize

the mistakes we have made only in the later stages in life when situations cannot be changed or

reversed.  These kinds of mistakes when making a career choice can be avoided by simply follow ing the two steps listed below.

Exploration:     The most important factor in choosing the right career is exploration, the more we explore

and understand ourselves and our likes and dislikes, the more likely we will be able to find a fulfilling

career. Unfortunately, many put no more thought into choosing a career than they do in buying a new

pair of Shoes Unfortunately  you can’t get a refund on 4 or 5 years of education if you decide you don’t 

like it.

Exploration are of different types but the one I am referring to is “Exploration of oneself”, you need to

find out everything that you can about your needs, desires, wants, aptitudes, talent and person al

preferences. Once you have a solid grasp on this then you begin exploring ways in which you can put this

special combination of attributes to beneficial use for yourself.

Exploration of yourself should involve discussion with friends, analysis of your background and

experiences you have had both professionally and personally; tests and quizzes that will help you better

understand yourself; leaning to trust your feelings and instinct

Having explored yourself and optimized your resources don’t wait "Get out there and do something",

once you’ve found out more  and then you need to get yourself someexperience.

 

 Making the right career choice

Choosing the right career might be one of the most important decisions that one makes. Being satisfiedwith what you do on a daily basis is the key to success and happiness.

Step 1- Know Yourself

1. There is no universal right career. What you have to find is what the right career is for YOU. 

2. The first step in finding the right career for you is knowing yourself. While there are many ways

to introspect and analyze yourself the most scientific way is to go by your hobbies, interests

and aptitude. Build your hobby into your passion.

3. The right career assessment test can also measure your interests, aptitudes and personality

traits and then integrates the results to provide you with the career best recommendations.

 

Step 2- Know your options

1. Once you have completed the test you will get a better understanding of what the right career

choices are for you. The next step is to better understand these career options which are

provided in the book.

2. Lea the details about what it means to have a career in a particular field. What d oes a

particular career option mean, what are the educational requirements, which colleges offer

these courses, what are the job options once you get the degree?

 

How do you find out all this information?  

  1. This book will help you to find your career.
  2.  Read articles on the Inteet, browse through websites, ask industry experts and career counselors / career guide and gather as much information as you can.

Step 3- Make an Informed Decision

1. After step 1 and 2 are complete you are ready to make an informed decis ion. Take the

information you gathered about yourself in step 1 and couple it with what you leaed in step 2.

2. Introspect, speak to your family and friends and then make the right career choice and go on to

have a successful career.

 

 CAREER PLANNING? Importance of Career Planning .

Planning a career is a lifelong process, which begins by choosing the course stream of your choice,

getting a job and growing in the job. It is important to think wisely while selecting the right career and

arriving at the right decision. The process of choosing a career is an introspective and important task.

Here are some tips that will help you decide how to choose a career option that suits you:

Interests

It is the most important thing while deciding a career. When you study a subject and enjoy attending

lectures, performing practical or doing the course work, etc. it will increase your chances of improved

grades in colleges and further success in the profession when your work life begins.

 

Skills

Another important aspect while deciding a career to be taken into account is your skills set. Talk to your

family members, friends and teachers to find more about your skills. Doing a course work where your

natural skill sets utilized, increases your chances of success both in the academics and further in the

profession.

 

Priorities

Prioritize your choices; you will enjoy working if you are comfortable and have access to facilities you

need. For example, if you hate traveling then do not choose a career which involves touring. 

Work Environment Preference

Choosing work environment that fits your lifestyle including surroundings, people etc. and the sort of

duties you will prefer your work life will be an advantage. Choose for a course where you may find

suitable environment to work. For_example__if_you’re_an_asthmatic_then_do_not_choose_for_a_course_in_

civil engineering. A civil engineer requires lot of field work.

Work Satisfaction

Satisfaction in work is very important. Choosing a career, which may give you a sense of satisfaction,  is

important and ultimate key to success. For example, if you enjoy design building then you may choose a

course in architecture. Select a career options which you enjoy most like the sports, painting, designing

etc. 

Knowing Your Career Options

Make a list of the career options which you think suit bests to your personality and strengths. If you like

working in the nonprofit sector? Maybe you’ll want to consider a career in social work Do you like to 

create things? Maybe a job in engineering and development for a large corporation is in the cards. Are

you inclined towards glamorous jobs? Maybe a career in films or aviation will be the best for you.

Now it’s time for you to decide Keeping in mind people switch careers between five to eight times

during the course of their working lives. For now, choose a career based on your careful research and

analysis and Good luck!

Career planning is one of the most important factors of your professional life. First, you should have a

clear idea whether you want to pursue a job or would like to prefer to be on your own. One should

always remember that there is a throat cut competition for creating space in this world of work.

Second, keep this in view of new developments primarily created by the information technology (IT) and

globalization of the economy; there are more options than ever before. You must have to look for these

options. Never forget that specialization is really important in today's world.

Excel your strengths/weakness??

? Why do I need to know my strengths and weaknesses?

? How do I know my strengths and weaknesses?

? Can I work on my weaknesses?

? Should I be capitalizing on all my strengths?

Get the answers of your questions, and get away from all of your confusion related to career related

choice and future.

ROLE OF PARENTS 

? Encourage your child to pursue extracurricular activities.

? Cultivate productive habits.

? Take help of professional counselor.

? Be open to the inclination oh the child.

ROLE OF TEACHER IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT

? Help student to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

? Counsel and provide information in time.

? Encourage professional habits.

? Lead by example-Walk the Talk and Talk the Walk.

One of the best ways to choose the right career is to go by your hobbies and interests, be it sports,

fashion, writing, meeting and interacting with people, teaching, cooking, dance, music, fine arts etc.

Focus your strengths on the career you choose. And you must advance confidently in the direction of

your Dreams and Endeavour to live the life which you have imagined.

The following guidelines in this regard may prove useful:

? Ideally the choice of a career should be an individual’s own because it is the individual who will 

face the consequences. Any kind of pressure, be it parental of from the peer side, can prove

harmful to his or her interests.

? An ideal career for you would be the one which ensures a perfect match between your interests,

aptitude, abilities and the requirement of the profession, so giving you the job satisfaction in

terms of work and retus.

? The right choice of a career begins with a dream. A dream is where you want to see yourself one

day. It could be flying an aero plane, performing a complex surgery, leading an inteational

company, to be a top class engineer, biotechnologist, film actor, model, singer, and musician

and so on Chinese proverb says “People who don’t have dreams don’t have much”

? Dreams help us to have a goal. If we go through the success stories of people who reached the

top of success and analyse the secrets behind their exemplary achievements in their life, one

common thing they all share is to have a goal. In this sense, your dream tuing into a goal, will

define the direction for action.

? To realise your dream and achieve your goal, you will have to plan your and start as early as you

can. Postponing the essential activity could cause delay in fulfilling your career aspirations.

? The biggest advantage of career planning is that you choose your career in the right eaest 

You get focused. Secondly, in the process of career planning, you go through relevant

information in many forms i.e. newspapers, magazines, inteet, TV etc., consulting your

parents, teachers, seniors, career counselors or knowledgeable and experienced persons.

? Next essential step is to know yourself. Discover you talent and determine your interests i.e.

what you love to do. You have to honest with your interest, aptitude and abilities.

? Similarly, there is an equal need to identify your skills, upgrade or lea new ones in accordance

with requirements of the profession. 

? Personality and one’s outlook towards life in general and career in particular makes a 

significant difference with regard to the fulfillment of one’s career goal Thus you need match 

your personality with your career.

It is time to say goodbye to all your confusions, tensions and apprehensions about your career,

We are here to guide you in this not so easy task of choosing a career. We have tried to make it simple

for you by providing complete information regarding different fields- the usual and not so usual, the

different and the not so different, the exciting and the not so exciting. In sort, we have attempted to

cover each and every topic to facilitate you choose your right career.

Read carefully, and make the right choice.

 

Choosing Career clusters after 10th.

Career Clusters provide students with a context for studying traditional academics and leaing the skills specific to a career. Each of these career clusters relate to several different careers that share the same skill sets as well as working traits. While for many careers the academic requirements maybe different, it is useful for a student and parent to know what careers are available today, as well as for a working professional to know what career avenues are available where he/she can jump.


The following are the 17 career clusters:-

 

Arts, Design, Media & Communication

This career cluster relates to creating, designing, communicating ideas to people in an effective manner. The field of arts can be grouped into fine arts (paint, sculpture, etc) and designing (graphic, fashion, interior). Each of these subgroups have huge scope and incorporate specialties of being unique, effective, presentable and appealing. Many artists work with a concept where their work speaks out a thousand words and clearly expresses the motive or the feeling of the artist. Photography, videography and editing is another component of this cluster which deals with live video footage and pictures and effectively uses them for presentation, film production or cinema purpose. Actors and performing artists (standup comedian, dancers) form the fourth component of this cluster. Bollywood, theaters, events are all stages for the performing artists.
Joualism, PR, Entertainment and TV industry form the fifth component of this cluster. Writers, Authors, schedulers, presenters, advertisers and various other careers are attached to this industry.A person with zeal of creativity doing work, knack of doing something new every time, and self motivation is extremely important to be successful in the field of arts, design, media & communication.

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

 

Management

Management includes, but not restricted to, getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, strategizing, staffing, leading, delegating, communicating and monitoring an organization (a group of people or entities) for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. 

 

 

 

Management requires:-

 

  • Excellent communication & persuasive skills
  • Strong creative skills
  • Well organized & structured
  • Good analytical & logical reasoning
  • People Skills
  • Confident & presentable personality

 

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

 

Business, Accounts & Finance

This career cluster relates to terms like Balance sheets, Taxation, Audits, Accounting, Budgeting, Profit-Loss, Assets, Investment, Risk Analysis and Planning, Forex, Financial Report analysis & preparation, Pay roll, Revenue, etc. 
When we hear of accounts the first job title that clicks is a CA, similarly finance reminds of financial analyst. However there are many more Job titles in Accounts & Finance.
Being in Accounts would require a person to have strong mathematical sills, Analytical & logical skills, well structured, organized & a lot of perseverance. The common job titles in accounts are CA, CWA/CMA, CIMA, CPA, CIA, CFAP, CFE, Accounts Manager, Book keeper, Bank Accountant, etc.
 

A typical day in an accounts job would include:-

  • Analyze company budget, expenses and revenue, bookkeeping and payroll,
  • Figure company benefits, auditing, manage bank accounts and investments,
  • Prepare profit and loss statements,
  • Compile and analyze financial information,
  • Billing invoices and accounting policies,
  • Handling of financial data and reports, and so on.

 

Finance requires a person to have strong analytical & reasoning skills, excellent mathematical abilities, having updated knowledge of the finance - economic markets, good oral & written communication skills, etc. The common job titles under finance are CFP, CFA, FRM, CFM, researcher, Forex trader, venture capitalist, stock broker, etc.

 

A typical day in a finance job would include:-

  • Research the global trends & the market,
  • Help in maximizing the financial resources,
  • Study & suggest the investment options, wealth & assets management,
  • Deal in foreign exchange,
  • Budgeting & reviewing expenses, etc.

 

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

 

Medicine & Healthcare

Medicine is the applied science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness in human beings. You might enjoy a career in medicine if you enjoy helping people feel better, pay attention to small details and have an excellent memory for remembering symptoms and remedies.                                                       
Over the years, the field of medical studies have undergone various stages of development, it has become so vast that specializations within are increasing day by day. Dental surgery is another specialization for those who are interested in dentistry and not the entire human anatomy.
The major Specializations include General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, etc.                    c                                                                                                                      
Other than Allopathy, medicine also covers different systems like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani etc. These are considered as allied medicine or alteative medicine. 
Apart from doctors, paramedical professionals play an integral role in an efficient functioning of the healthcare mechanism. A Paramedic is a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment. Various disciplines of paramedical sciences includes pharmacy, medical laboratory technology (MLT), radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy among others. 

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community & Social Service

Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of an individual, group, or community of people by intervening through research, policy, community organizing, direct practice, and teaching on behalf of those afflicted with poverty or any real or perceived social injustices and violations of their human rights.
Doing social work would require one to be genuine, helpful, generous, empathetic, caring, good communication skills, extrovert, active, dedicated, sensitive & compassionate to make a difference and should be able to extend one in all situations, etc
Community and social services are about creating and maintaining supportive, healthy, stable, and caring communities.                                                              .   
 

Social work and Community welfare have much in common. They both are human service professions that share a commitment to social justice, human rights and social welfare and are recognized by State and Commonwealth govements.                                                  .
 

There are some differences between the two professions which lead to different educational paths. Community Welfare tends to be more focused on what might be considered direct practice: casework, group work and community development. Social workers are expected to be competent in these areas but also in fields of ‘indirect’ practice such as research and policy development. Within organizations there may be different expectations and career paths open to the two professions.

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

Office & Administrative Support

An administrative assistant supports one or several professionals for an organization. These professionals ensure successful business operations by performing a variety of administrative and clerical duties on a daily basis.                                                                         . 
Discipline and persistence helps to excel in this field of office administration. 

 

 

 

 

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

Education, Training & Library

This career cluster comprises of teachers, librarians, library technicians, assistant teachers etc. A librarian is a person in charge of a library, and is usually trained in librarianship commonly known as library science. Library technicians and assistants help librarians acquire, prepare, and organize materials. One can consider librations to be Google of their library who know where to find a particular book based on patron’s requirement.                          
Training and education are both different facets of leaing. Training skills are undertaken in the hopes of gaining a specific skill. They may be helpful in getting a better job. These skills can be manual.eg carpentry, weaving or plumbing. They can also be mental example: Computer Programming, Education is undertaken in the hopes of furthering your individual knowledge       
and developing your intellect. While a highly educated person is often more employable, education is not just about getting a job. 

The following careers fall under this cluster:-

 

 

Engineering & Technology

Engineering is a branch of science and technology that deals with the designing of technology and feasibility of applications in the easiest possible way. One who studies and then practices engineering is called an engineer                                             .     
Engineering combines the fields of science and mathematics and applies it to solve real problems to improve the world around us. What really distinguishes an engineer is the ability to implement ideas in the most efficient, practical and cost-effective approach. Engineers are problem solvers, organizers, communicators, calculators and designers.                   
Engineering is a broad discipline which is often broken down into several sub-disciplines. These disciplines conce themselves with differing areas of engineering work. Engineering is often characterized as having four main branches: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.                                             
The boundaries between engineering branches are fast diminishing. New disciplines are coming into existence. Branches like Ceramic Engineering, Aeronautical, Automobile, Computers, etc. are up and coming in today’s engineering scenario. Also inter disciplinary engineering fields such as Mechatronics (Mechanical + Electronics); Biomedical (Biology + Instrumental), etc have come up in today’s day and age.                                                                 
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem and achieve a goal or perform a specific function. 

The following careers fall under this cluster:-