When considering different careers it is critical to find out further information as some careers may require specific qualifications which you have not considered.
Here are some of the important questions to consider when deciding on different career paths.
- Do I need to go to university?
- What subjects do I require?
- What other entry routes are there to my chosen career?
- Is it a growth area or is it a declining industry?
To research into different careers please find below links to a number of relevant websites:
- National Careers Service – job profiles, entry requirements, training routes, salary and labour market information.
- First Careers – Using this website you can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice.
- icould – offers you the opportunity of starting with a simple psychometric test to establish more about your personality and will suggest some different career areas which you can research into. You will be able to watch numerous videos on different career areas. This website also includes the required entry routes, salaries and local labour market information.
- UCAS – some careers will specify that you will need a university degree. To research into different degree areas look at the University College Admission Services website. You will have the opportunity to establish which subjects you may require for certain degrees but also some of the grade boundaries that different universities are looking for.
The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
The data are organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.
More detailed information regarding different job roles can be found on the the National Careers Service website.