Career planning is one of the most crucial factors in your life, which needs no emphasis. It is important at least for two reasons. First, whether you opt for a career in jobs or prefer to be on your own, you must appreciate that there is fierce competition for getting a space in the world of work. Remember the old adage, "Survival of the fittest". Second, in view of new developments primarily triggered off by the information technology (IT) and globalisation of the economy, there are now more options than ever before. You will have to look for these options. Remember also that these are days of specialisation.

The following guidelines may prove useful in making your career a success.

  • While academic merit is generally pivotal in making an entry into any career an individual's level of understanding, his application of knowledge and professional training are necessary. Personality and even one's outlook towards life is general and career, in particular, plays a significant role in ensuring continuous progress.
  • Success in your career in the new millennium necessitates firm commitment, vision, managerial ability to solve problem at your place of work and continuous upgradation of professional skills in your field. This is besides competitive score in examination results and hard work.
  • To think and act big is indispensable to rise rapidly in your career.
  • Whatever be your choice, it is necessary to identify and explore the opportunities that are available.
  • To innovate and create opportunities for your career enhancement is also necessary

MEDICINE AS A CAREER

Medicine is one of the most sort out and rewarding career for those interested in Science and dealing with sick people. Over the years, the field of medical studies have undergone various stages of development, it has become so vast that specialisations within are increasing day by day. There is great scope for medicine as a professional career.

A doctor's profession involves a lot of hard work and at the same time, it gives the satisfaction of curing patients at times even saving lives. It is a very demanding profession. To be in this profession is more a responsibility than a privilege. It is more of what you can give the community than what you can get from it.

The increasing complicated lifestyles giving birth to a variety of ailments have made it impossible

for General Physicians with an MBBS degree to handle all ailments. It is here that specialisation in a particular branch of medicine becomes a necessity. The major Specialisations include General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, Anesthesiology etc. There is also Super Specialisations which require a further 3-5 years of study in areas such as Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardio-thoracic surgery, Conito-urinary surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Clinical Haematology.

The demand for medical professionals are tremendously increasing with the unfortunate upsurge of diseases and ailments day by day. At the same time super specialty hospitals are mushrooming both within the country and abroad offering employment opportunities.

ENGINEERING AS A CAREER

One of the oldest career options though, engineering still remains the choicest career option among the youngsters. The stream offers lot of opportunities for the graduates, who are in great demand in almost all type of organization. Unlike yesteryears, when students had limited options to choose from, today, with development of science and technology, engineering offers a wide range of options like aeronautical, computer science, electrical, electronics, textile, agricultural, industrial, production engineering, etc. Engineering is a profession full of challenges where creativity and ingenuity know no limit or boundaries. This is one profession which can make you explore the depths of ocean and take you to as far as the outer space.

MANAGEMENT AS A CAREER

Management as a word holds multifold connotations, but it does have a certain meaning as a field of career. In our age of technology, when we view our very global market, it is amazing to find out career opportunities in different fields of management, wherein human resources, financial resources, natural resources and of course, technological resources are used. In the field of management, one is taught to work with a team, in order to achieve some pre-defined goals and targets of the particular organization. Definitely, the field asks for some intrinsic managing traits, to excel. Logically, management can be done in every field, but generally, management is denoted to a career in corporate houses, hospitality industry etc., after pursuing popular courses such as MBA, PGDM etc. In today’s world, management is one of the few highest paid careers.