Planning Career

Tuesday, 29. December 2009


A career has to be planned by the parents and teachers in consultation with the child, taking into account his/her aptitudes, likings and aspirations to take up a particular vocation in life. A particular career should not be thrust upon a child because it is in the family such as doctor, engineer, lawyer, banker etc.

Early Signs of Career Inclination:

Parents/teachers must watch the early signs shown by a child for a liking to a particular career to plan his/her career. Often children will role-play as doctors, engineers, actors, architects, dancers, sportspersons etc. Some children are deft with tools, some have remarkable gift with numbers and others have great communication skills. These are pointers to their aptitude and likings which must be factored in to plan their careers.

Professions & Vocations:

  • Government Jobs: All India Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC for IAS, IPS, IFS, IR&AS etc.Graduation. For details, please visit the official website of the UPSC
  • Business & Industry: Jobs in private companies in the fields of HR, Finance and Marketing. MBA Degree. Qualify in MBACET Exams of different States. For details, please visit
  • Engineering & Medicine: Professional careers as Engineers and Doctors. B.E/B.Tech for engineering careers via IIT JEE Entrance Exam. MBBS Degree in Medicine via EAMCET Entrance Exam.
  • Information Technology: Jobs in Software, Computer Applications, Tele-communications, Aerospace etc. Similar to Engineering Degrees.
  • Banking & Commerce: Jobs as Portfolio Managers, Accountants, Auditors, Credit analysts etc. Similar to Business & Industry careers.

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