I would now like to focus on one of the most important points when it comes to the choice of study or, in general, to the professional orientation. I'll call him "Fun & Vs. Money & Security ".
And even this thought is utter bullshit! Fun, interest, money and security do not have to be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, if I am interested in and enjoy my work, then the likelihood that I will do it well and thus earn well, is significantly greater!
Nevertheless, I am justified in asking again and again the question of whether to align his studies to the interests or the current future prospects.
Many say that it is better to choose a course of study with good salary opportunities than to orientate oneself towards one's interests.
In my experience, however, this is one of the biggest mistakes, if you have the desire to study and find a job that really excites you.
"If I win the lottery, I'll quit my job first"
I have already experienced for myself what it's like to focus your studies solely on salary and future prospects. Those programs that are said to be in demand in the future are mostly dissatisfied students, who often can not really deal with the study content.
The question of whether they enjoy it is all too often answered with "No, but I have to go through this now". But where does it lead you, when you have decided to study because it has good prospects for the future and now has to go through this?
The likelihood that you end up in a job in which you do not deserve bad, but in the long run relatively little fun, is great. To drag myself daily into a job that does not interest me and to hope for the lottery win is not such a desirable goal for me.
And yes, a colleague who had just bought a new business car, once said to me that he would quit this job first, if he won the Lotte.
The stupid thing is that he does not have it in his own hands, whether he wins the lottery and probably will never do it. What he can do, however, is to look for a job that will make him enthusiastic and happy.
That's not always like that!
I have to admit, that was a very one-sided view now. One should not generalize, because not everyone is like that!
Of course, there are also people who are totally enthusiastic about a profession with particularly good future prospects. And these people are happy in their studies and the profession!
However, one can ask oneself the question of whether one is one of these people or whether one only looks at some statistics and leaves oneself completely out of the question when choosing a university.
If you've always wanted to be a doctor and are passionate about medicine, then study it. If you're interested in engineering and computer science check this site out, then study computer science or business computer science. But do not study it because you have supposedly good salary and future prospects, even though you are not interested!
What is important to me?
The question is, of course, what work should be for you and what is important to you. If you say work is just making money, whether it's fun or not, then it may make sense to go to university because of the good salary opportunities.
But if work is more for you than just earning money, inspiring you, and wanting to make a difference, then focus on your interests, skills, and talents.
Become aware of what you really want, set worthy goals that really come from you and try to reach them.
To decide whether to align your studies with your interests or future prospects, you need to be aware of what's really important to you. What are your most important values?
If your highest values â€‹â€‹are freedom, meaning and fun, then choose a career field where these values â€‹â€‹can be fulfilled. If prosperity, security and prestige are particularly important to you, then you can think about studying with good salary opportunities.
So you decide right
The orientation towards interests and future prospects should be as balanced as possible. Because what brings you a job that makes you fun, but no one needs, for which there is simply no market? On the other hand, working in a profession for 40 years can not be an ordeal just because you get paid quite well.
My tip is the orientation to one's own interests, strengths and talents taking into account the current situation on the job market.