“Planning a career is, in many ways, choosing one of life’s most important paths. Deciding how you want to earn a living can certainly require careful planning. Career choices are many, but what you must keep in mind is that how you earn your living does not affect you only in a financial way. The work you do also affects you in psychological, physical and emotional ways. Therefore it is important that you give serious thought to your planning. Career choices are available today that didn’t even exist a few years ago, and new opportunities are opening up almost every day.
When you are planning a career it is important that you have a good understanding of the vocabulary of careers. There can be subtle differences between words that, at first sight, seem to mean the same thing. Consider these words: career, position, employment, job, occupation. They are not necessarily synonymous, though they appear to be so. A medical doctor and a paramedic both have employment, but the doctor would be much more likely to consider his or her work a position.