There must have been certain times in your life where you were heavily influenced or mesmerized by the dance moves of certain actors in a film or the sporting spirits of some players in popular matches. Right? Although these thoughts are quite natural during the teenage period, making career choices based on these influences can be good provided you have the required skills. However, if you are devoid of such talents and simply make such career choices just because these actors or sports personalities fascinate you, you may suffer later and frustration may eventually creep into your mind.
Career choices have to be made based on your interests, aptitude and personality and not under the influence of your friends or parents. Never think of becoming a doctor just because you are impressed by the work of a good doctor or you saw a good-looking doctor in a movie. You should bear in your mind that if you want to become a doctor you should have inclination towards biological sciences and chemistry. Moreover, you should have the desire for treating patients. Therefore, making career choices based on the mentioned qualities is necessary for students.
For making the right career choices, students can take the help of career counselors. They will assess your aptitude, personality and interests and on the basis on these factors, they will give you a clear picture of the career choices you can make. You may also be required to take a career assessment test.