Are you interested in the subject?
Are you passionate about the subject?
This is particularly important in certain careers that demand more commitment and passion.
Does it require any particular personality trait or attitude (creativity, taking risks, adventurous, people skills and being extrovert, language skills etc)
Which one excites you ?
- Courses that have strong intellectual, thinking content
- Courses with strong practical and hands on content (engineering and sciences, vocational)
- Courses that demand creativity (arts and design)
Short term certificate or diploma courses or longer duration graduation and post graduation courses
Are you looking at full time course or part time course or distance mode? Full time courses are expensive. Part time and distance mode are suited for students who are employed or want to persue more than one course. They are also relatively less expensive
Market Trends and job opportunities:
Opportunities to study abroad
Many courses require studying abroad for better career growth
Is the ideal course and college in the city you live or do you need to move to another city
Cost : is it expensive? Do you need to take an education loan? If yes, is the course and institution eligible for educational loans? Are scholarship available?
Is it easy or difficult to get the seat? If it is difficult do you have the time to prepare for the selection of entrance tests?
Lastly, taking up courses under peer pressure or parental pressure may not be good. Find out if you are really interested in the subject and if you have the talent and aptitude for it. Do your own research about courses and colleges. Look up credible sources like higher education directories , career guides and careerandcampus.com. Check out the official websites of the institutions you are interested in . find out relevant information from the alumni. If you are confused and can not make up your mind consider consulting careerandcampus.com