In selecting a career, certain criteria should be considered. As the previous writer stated, choose a profession that is both fascinating and appealing. If one intends to make this his life's work, passion must be at the top of the list. There is nothing more distasteful than going to a job that no longers attracts the person's interest.
Mother Theresa declared:
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
Secondly, examine where the profession falls within the technologically based future. Will there be a need for this job now and in years to come? How will the profession change with the times? Questions to answer before making the final decision.
Finally, what kind of life style will come with the career? The time involved, the cost of the education, the best location for the profession--these must also be given consideration.
What does the person want from his life and what does he want to achieve? Select the career not on what you know, but on who you are. This is one of the most important decisions made in a person's life. Remember this famous quotation from Confucius:
Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.