I want to make a myTake about careers; well, to my knowledge I haven't see a lot of myTakes on this topic. I wanted to make this because I"m tired of people spreading bullcrap about career choices to young people. So this is mostly about certain careers where you're kinda being lied to.....a lot in north America.
I think its great if you want to be a nurse and if you really want to be a nurse go follow your dreams, your choice. But I hate that people just don't speak the beans about nurses. For one, yes healthcare will always need people in this industry. But no one is bringing up on how hospitals are laying off nurses or refusing to hire more nurses when clearly they need to hire more. Now I know this for a fact in Canada since my aunt is becoming a nurse and her area. They laid off a bunch of nurses to cut costs. I just hate how no one mentions, hey it's possible you might find it hard to get a job in nursing since now all the government want to do is cut back and lay off people so they don't have to pay a lot of nurses.
Even though nurses are so fucking useful! Sure you can find work in other places in nursing but like what if you can't even find a job there? Hospitals are the biggest employment places and if they are not hiring people..... maybe you should really think about not going into nursing. Especially if you're not excited about health sciences in the first place and your parents are forcing you into it. Plus the biggest factor is the burn out and overworking the health force is becoming a issue you really need to think if you can adapt this into your life for years to come.
I get it, a lot of people want to be able to brag that their kid is a lawyer to a friend they really don't like or to their siblings or what not. Reality is too good to be true. Lawyers are having a shitty time finding work. If it isn't obvious, there are many lawyers out there anyway so yeah there a reason why its hard to find a job. Even Harvard grads are having a hard time finding work. Just because you got into the #1 school for law doesn't mean you get a job. Plus, it's really hard and competitive, if you still want law but you can't compete with others or can't get the marks you need, paralegal is a perfect option. My sister friend is a paralegal and she living the life and she very glad she gone into and she was able to find a job right away as well.
i haven't heard a lot of people wanted to be a architect but those of you who do. Just so you know it was recently listed as being super hard to find a damn job in it. So yeah its extremely hard and plus you competing to get in the top programs for this...for what? Just for debt and degree that would 99% not help you get a damn job since the career pool is limited at the moment.
I might make another one and I'm not a expert on this but seriously do your own research and do you. But just keep in mind reality for your future career planning.
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There's a lot more to this story than your take provides.
Like most millenials, you have shown your sense of entitlement. A degree never guarantees you a job. The degree you hold provides you with the OPPORTUNITY to get a job because it shows you meet the minimum educational and training requirements.
There are many people who hold a degree in nursing, law, etc... but... they are severely lacking in other aspects. For example, in interviews, they are terrible at communicating. They are socially awkward, they do not speak with confidence etc... These all play a role in whether an employer will hire a candidate.
Pretend you're hiring nurses for a hospital. Every applicant MUST hold a nursing degree. That is your OPPORTUNITY. But when you start interviewing, 70% of the applicants just sound completely clueless, incompetent or whatever. You're obviously going to pick the top 30%. The other 70% failed because they did not perform well enough.
Usually, like-minded people tend to associate with each other. Those who are very intelligent, stick around others that are bright. The rich stick with the rich. The poor stick with the poor. Rich families rarely interact with poor ones, because they do not lead the same lifestyle. Similarly, very intelligent people who study sciences, law... etc are going to have colleagues with similar backgrounds, and won't be hanging around burger flippers with a high school degree.
If all of your friends seem to be failing at getting jobs, you're probably in the bad bunch. I have many friends that have entered the teaching, nursing field, and they all managed to get jobs. A couple of friends who graduated with a JD Law, also got jobs at top New York and Toronto law firms, because they were some of the smartest and robust people I've ever known.
I get what your saying but with the economy is being right now even if you get your foot in the door your job probably not going to last. If you cut or laid off then you back where you started. it really does depends how the career is with positions being open or not.
What you're describing has nothing to do with the career path. You're talking about the oscillation of the economy, and most jobs are dependent on the state of the economy. Jobs are being lost in almost every sector including energy, tech/IT and base commodities - so singling out nursing or law completely misses the mark.
If you want a stable job, I suggest you go into non-cyclicals and work for a toilet paper factory. People don't shit less or stop wiping their asses during a recession. But if you work in an area with a cyclical nature, you better aim to be better than the average joe.
*eye roll* if you can't accept that people are covering nurses, lawyers and architects as amazing career paths then that be you man. But people to say the truth about these careers because its the truth.