What does the public think about you, they may think you are crazy; how you can be a medical doctor and go to trade. Many may think you are wasting your time.
Hence after University, people take many decisions and of course what is very important immediately is get a job especially for those who come from poor families, they are the bread winners and yet they have to struggle to study and also find the bread that their family members will eat. They also have a burden possibly of educating their own siblings who have no school fees.
But, what is the ideal? The ideal is as we grow up, parents should be able to expose their children to various professions if possible sothat they can monitor and find out if these children are interested in a certain career. Is the child oriented to Mathematics, literature, music, engineering? Let us establish this early, encourage the child to get into to study that, get to understand the profession better. As a parent you must harness the child’s talents to ensure that the child is able to build skills in that area.
Related to this is passion; you may have talent in singing or debating but you may not have the passion for it. The combination of talent and passion is going to be the most ideal career one is going to pursue. As parents, we need to support our children in enabling them to focus on their careers and we should be able to enable them harness and become good at what they want to do and build passion in them by telling them how good their profession of choice is. If we do not do that, we will have a very big challenge that our children may end up in careers which they did not like, very desperate just because they had to find something to do and earn a living.
As we think about this, you are already fixed because you have a degree so to a great extent, you career path is formed. However, is that your passion, if it is not what are you passionate about? I would wish to encourage you to rethink and purse a career that youare most passionate about. But then is there money to do that? These are some of the challenges one goes through after university; career or survival. Remember life is a race against disappearing time.