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Children today are exposed to so much more, thanks to the Internet, television and devices such as Alexa and Google. Their knowledge of the world is much more than what we knew when we were their age.
And part of this expanded knowledge is the awareness of different kinds of occupations, some of which weren’t so popular when we were children. Careers have now branched out from the basic doctor, teacher, lawyer, creative person choices, and children today often form an opinion about their occupation of choice at an early age. So, if your child has an interest or inclination towards any of the below, there’s no harm in steering them towards that field.
Personal Injury Attorneys
If your child has a flair for argument (not in a negative sense of the word but in a more prudent way to prove their point), then they could be cut out for a career in law. There are plenty of choices within the field – successful personal injury attorneys, corporate law, family law, criminal law etc.
Most kids like and enjoy animals, but you can make out a real animal lover from a mile away. These kids just instantly connect with animals and have a deeper empathetic attachment to them. A career related to animals would be perfect for them, and a vet would make a perfect one.
A lot of kids – especially little boys – love dinosaurs and because of their interest also have an immense knowledge about them. Of course this does not mean they have to become paleontologists; but if this fascination isn’t just a phase and they genuinely enjoy finding out about past species and times, then it might make sense to see if a career as an archaeologist or historian might be in the offing.
Career In Coding
Kids today are far smarter than those from the previous generations, again because of the constant barrage of information and technology that they are exposed to. And with the advancements in technology, even toddlers know how to handle smartphones and smart TVs! Which is why it’s not surprising to see coding apps and classes for children as young as even five; and the basics of coding is even taught in some schools (of course in a more fun, lighter manner) from a young age.
So if your little one shows an inclination and interest towards coding, definitely encourage it and sign them up for more advanced classes as the future is all about information and technology!
Mental Health Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
Counselling and psycho-therapy are more acceptable today than they were a decade ago. The world is becoming more accepting of mental health issues, and more accepting of seeking help for the same. So if your child is empathetic by nature, and a natural listener, and has a knack of finding solutions to problems, then it might be beneficial to introduce them to the world of councelling.
Of course, it does not mean that your child has to follow these professions if they show these personality traits; it’s just that they might be predisposed to a career in that field so there is no harm giving them the opportunity and encouragement.