Choosing your future career can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you don’t want to go to uni. The pressure surrounding the decision can make you feel like you’re automatically meant to know what you want to do with your life – but for a lot of people, this is not the case.
Many people aren’t sure what they want to do as a career, but they do know they want to make a difference in the world. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, it’s a normal feeling and you’re not alone. Plus, there are some fantastic career options for you – which we’re about to list.
If you’re eager to kick-start your career but don’t know where or how to start, keep reading!
Start with a certificate
A fantastic way to get your foot-in-the-door of many industries and start working sooner is to gain a certificate. A certificate is the best way to show potential employers you’re dedicated to the job, and you’re eager to get started. A certificate often provides you with entry-level qualifications, so employers can be assured you have the skills needed to get the job done! Certificates are also a fantastic pathway for people who enjoy practical based study.
So what are the jobs for students who want to make a difference in the world?
Education support careers
Learning and education support careers are the backbone of our education system. Plus, the great news is you don’t have to sit through five years of tedious study at uni to start a rewarding career in the industry.
First and foremost, education support allows you to spend time with individual students, to assist them in understanding curriculum that may otherwise go over their head. Take a teacher aide for example – they support the teacher and are integral to a smooth running classroom. A career as a teacher aide or another education support provider allows you to be hands-on in the development of a person’s learning. You’ll be rewarded by being able to watch them expand their knowledge and have a successful learning experience.
A certificate in education support can help you get a career as a:
- Teacher Aide
- Teacher assistant
- Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander education worker
- Language worker
- Literacy worker
- Home tutor
- Homeland teaching assistant
Aged care careers
Aged care is another incredibly rewarding career path. Whether you’re working in an aged care facility or you’re working with a client in their home, you’ll gain the satisfaction of helping other people with day-to-day activities. You’ll also be able to provide a friendly and supportive environment to listen and share client stories. Due to our ageing population, there are plenty of opportunities available in the industry.
A certificate in aged care can help you get a career as a:
- Accommodation support worker
- Assistant hostel supervisor
- Care supervisor
- Care team leader
- Community program coordinator
- Day activity worker
- Personal care assistant
- Personal caregiver
- Personal care worker
- Residential care officer
- Residential care worker
- Support worker (community services)
Government Funding Eligibility and Payment Plans
If you’re interested in studying a certificate to support career options, you may even be eligible to access funding through the Queensland Government. Career Keys also offers payment plans to eligible students.
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of everyday people? Career Keys has a variety of certificates available to get you into your dream job. Contact Career Keys today for more information.