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With so many careers to select from, it’s no wonder that our choice of careers is one of our dominant life themes, right from our earliest years. Children as young as two can often be found playing around the theme of careers. At this tender age, career selection is one of the many ways to demonstrate our human need to participatemeaningfully in our community. Of course, awareness of careers at this time is limited and so favourites – like fireman, ballerina, cowboy, police officer and pop star – outstrip other careers. For most, these early choices represent just one of many careers considered over a lifetime. However, some are so passionate in their early choice of careers that the decision remains firm well into adulthood.
Earning potential begins to play a bigger role in the preference of careers during high school, particularly when children enter career guidance and are required to choose subjects to focus on in their last three years of school. Indeed, it’s not rare to hear teenagers debating the earning potential of a variety of careers, careers that were unimaginable in toddler years.advent of the internet, career selection, dominant life, life themes, selecting a career