Choosing a Career


Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life. That being said it is difficult to choose a career as there are so many elements that relate to the type of career and the industry that your career will be in.

The beginning of your career choice starts as early as Grade 10 as your Matric / National Senior Certificate subjects and marks determine your entrance into a university as well as the type of qualifications you can attain. The general university entrance is a Matric with English and Mathematics as subjects but this varies based on the qualification you want, more information can be obtained from the universities.

Often people change careers and industries as once they are working they find that they do not like the type of career of industry.

A lot of people make several career changes in their lifetime, the first career decision you make will have an impact on various aspects of your life.

It will, for example determine the direction in which you will develop skills, the type of organisation in which you will start working and the income that you will earn.

Here we are going to provide you with information on some of the industries as well as the career types that are available.


Financial Careers - Finance & Accounting

Banking and Micro-finance Careers - The BANKSETA

Insurance Careers - Insurance Sector

Additional resources:

How to write a CV Guide