With changing times, the possible career opportunities are also undergoing changes. Newer avenues are opening up, and there is a persistent shortage of good talent. This makes an ideal case for considering starting your career right after high school. In no way are we saying schooling or college is not important but to be able to figure what your area of interest is early in life and pursuing your studies in that field is what is becoming the mantra of today. “Your interest”, we say, because this is a path that demands dedication and is not going to work otherwise. Marks are only going to play a limited role.
So without further ado, here are some examples of avenues open to you after high school, and the challenges they carry:
- Gaming: Do you love games? That’s very nice, because there’s a very demanding, very rewarding industry out there. You can opt to become a game programmer, texture artist, sound artist, level designer, project manager, and what not! This will require some knowledge of advanced mathematics and physics (which is introduced in senior secondary schooling), but is nothing you can’t master with a little hard work and proper training.
- Designing: Designing is not only limited to advertisements and websites. These days, aesthetics has found its way into jewelry, footwear, textile, interiors, and so on. There are specialized designing courses for all of these. The only challenge is that there are a lot of creative people out there, so you should practice really hard!
- Medicine: Medicine is now not just the five year program that it used to be. It involves some exciting fields like biotechnology, clinical research, pharmaceutics, cosmetology, physiotherapy, lab technology, etc. All these are wonderful fields with plenty of scope.
- Writing: Thanks to the Internet, more good writers are required now than ever. You’ll need a deep interest in books and writing, and would have to undergo a copywriting course to be able to use your words creatively. After that, the world is yours!
- Food technology: This involves knowledge of the various food and packaging processes followed in the industry, and can open up career options such as that of a dietician, food inspector, etc.
Don’t let anything restrict you. You can go for sports, music, and just about anything else you want. Be brave and work hard. Success is bound to come!