10 Worst Careers to Study in School if…
What is considered the right career for one may not be the right one for another? For instance, if you like to travel a lot, choosing a career that will keep you in one place for a long time will be a bad decision. Or if you don’t like mathematics, you would want to avoid careers that involve a lot of maths calculation. So what are some of the worst careers to study in school if you have a particular interest or desire? You will find out in this post.
1. If you want to become an entrepreneur
Generally, you don’t need a university degree to become an entrepreneur. You can start a business without higher education. Although getting a degree in some field may facilitate your interest and entrepreneurial pursue, studying some courses will be almost a waste of time. Studying Humanities courses like History, literature, human geography, and archaeology would rarely add to skills you will need as an entrepreneur. These courses are primarily critical and speculative as against being an entrepreneur which involves being realistic and proactive. If you want to go to school and become an entrepreneur, these may be among the worst courses for you to study.
2. If you want to make a lot of money from a job
Who doesn’t want to make a lot of money anyway? Most of us do. To make a lot of money from a job, you want to be looking at building your skills around a high paying career. If you want to get a job that will make you a lot of money studying some of these courses will make your dream a lot more difficult; Theatre Arts, Teacher Education, counselling and psychology, Social Work, Theology and Religion.
Most successful actors in the film business did not study theatre arts in school. The film industry is more about talent and persistence than academic qualification. And there are few seats at the top. Also except in a few countries in the world, teachers are among the least rewarded professionals. Counselling is also not a very lucrative job in many parts of the world. Unless you want to start your own business or organization, these careers will not add a lot of money to your bank account.
3. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time in school, reading big textbooks
Academic education is generally built around boring textbooks. You just cannot escape meeting some of those boring subjects. But some courses take it to another level. If you don’t want to spend more than four years in higher institution reading lots of big textbooks, don’t study medicine, or the law. Leave it for the bookworms. Engineering fields also comes with textbooks with crazy diagrams. Generally, you have to fall in love with books, to study for most STEM careers.
4. If you hate mathematics
Most students hate mathematics. In fact, many people believe that mathematics is the most hated subject among students. Unless your interest in a field is stronger than your hatred in maths, you want to stay away from careers that require a lot of maths. Stay away from studying accounting, Mathematics, actuary science, economics, any engineering field, data analytics or statistics.
5. If you don’t like working with people on a daily basis
If you have an introverted personality and tend to prefer working on your own, don’t pursue a career in law, nurse, theatre Art, public relations, or marketing. Unlike a programmer who sits in front of a computer to do his job, these careers require that you work with people to actually do your job. If you don’t want a career that is dependent on how many people you have to work with on a daily basis, these careers are not for you.
6. If you don’t want to be unemployed for a very long time
If getting a job after school is important to you, some degrees will make it more difficult than the other. For instance, studying archaeology, zoology, or history wouldn’t offer you much in terms of job opportunity in most regions. How often do you find job opening for an archaeologist needed? Not very often I guess.
7. If you love working in the field, and hate sitting at the office for long
Some people don’t have a problem working in a cubicle year in year out. While some people would rather you shoot them in the head than have them sit at a desk all day. If you’ll prefer a bullet over having to sit at an office all day long, don’t study economics, accounting, computer programming, customer service relations, graphic designing, or software development.
8. If you hate small talks and long stories
Some of us prefer getting to the point as quickly as possible. If you like getting to the point and no beating about the bush, you want to stay clear of studying history, government, literature or law. These courses will take you through a lot of fiction and non-fiction stories from the past. You may find some interesting, but you’ll definitely get used to being bored with long, sometimes irrelevant tales.
9. If you are a jolly good fellow
If your mission on earth is to just have a good time and live a happy life, you don’t want to study tedious careers like medicine, engineering and any STEM career for that matter or law. These careers are not for the fainthearted. You have to be serious-minded to sit through the tedious course work. Students who study these courses tend to have little time for their social life in school. So if you want the easy-going life, don’t even bother going for these careers.
10. If you don’t like frequent travel
Some jobs can keep you in the same location, plying the same route all year long. While some jobs will require that you move around in and out of town regularly. If you prefer a less mobile career, that requires infrequent travel, you won’t find these career interesting; Petroleum engineering, international relations, the military, or civil engineering among many others. As a petroleum engineer, you will often move between onshore and offshore locations to work at oil rigs. As civil engineering in the construction industry, work location is often project-based depending on where the construction site is located. There are several other careers that require frequent travels that you want to stay away from if you don’t like the idea of travel for work.
As you can see, the best career choice depends on who is asking and what you want. If you enjoyed reading this piece, we’ll appreciate it if you share it.