Choosing a Career

People choose careers for many different reasons.  Some find the process easy while others struggle to work out what they would like to do after school.

While at school, students do better in subjects that they enjoy and this fact doesn’t change outside of school.   Research suggests that the happiest employees are those that are doing something that they enjoy doing.

Questions to ask for Career Decisions

What are my Strengths?  What do I like doing?  What are my interests?  What are my hobbies?  How am I going academically at school?  Do I want to go to University or TAFE? What are my favourite subjects?

To help you make some decisions based on subjects you enjoy, the Federal Government has produced a series of posters matching subjects with career options.

Choose a school subject from the list below.  You’ll find the various careers listed in levels depending on training and education requirements.  For more detail on each career, read the description in the Job Guide.

Art

Automotive

Biology

Business Studies

 Chemistry

Community Services

 Computing

Construction

Economics

Electrotechnology

English

Entertainment

Food Studies

Geography

Health

 History

Home Economics

 Hospitality

 Industrial Arts

 Languages

Maths

Media Studies

Metalwork & Engineering

Outdoor Education

 Performing Arts

Physical Education

Physics

 Retail

 Rural Studies

 Textiles & Design

Websites to help you discover a Career

www.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au

www.getaccess.com.au

www.myfuture.edu.au

 www.alife.net.au


Industry

Geography: http://www.geocareers.net.au/

Need more help?
  • TAFE Careers Advisors
  • University Careers Advisors

Remember, you are always welcome to arrange an appointment with the Careers Advisor who can help you clarify your career options and pathways.