Careers to Study

Deciding on a career after school can be a very stressful experience for most. Learn all about the popular careers in South Africa and how you can achieve your dream career right here.
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Forensic Science Careers

Do you think you have what it takes to make it in this specific career field? Read further to find out how you can get started and succeed in this career.

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Interior Design Careers

Do you have a knack for designing indoors? Then Interior Design Careers may be what you need to look at. Read on to get more understanding of what these careers are.

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Study our Event Management Courses will teach you all the skills needed to get a job in one of the many Event Planning Careers.

Event Planning Careers

Showcase your creativity and love for planning world-class events. Learn about the wonders of event planning careers and how to start your journey with us.

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Ever heard the phrase “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”? Choosing a career in which you thrive is one of the most important decisions you can make. If you’re ready to make that important decision today, we’re here to help. Dive into our careers you can study for and become one step closer to your dream job.

How to Start a Career

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. These words reign true even when choosing a career. With a career plan, you’ll take careful steps as you make your way towards your professional goals. Not sure where to begin? Follow our guidelines on how to start your career.

Know Yourself

Before you can even start your career search, you need to know yourself. This includes your strengths, skills, personality and goals. Your career should match who you are as a person.

Do Some Research

If you have a few industries in mind, do some research on them. Determine what you need to be successful in your chosen field. This includes qualifications, training and experience.

Create a List With Potential Jobs

Now that you’ve settled on a specific field, create a list with all the potential jobs you would like to pursue. Aiming high is great. But make sure that your future job and goals are achievable. 

Narrow Down Your Options

Take time to narrow down options. Do this by matching the jobs you want to your strengths, skills and experience. Keep the job market in mind too. This will help you find jobs in-demand.

Get the Training you Need

To establish yourself in this field, get the training and experience you need. Internships are a great way to get practical experience and on-the-job training.

Earn Your Qualification

Get the skills and qualifications that will backup your experience and training. Whether it’s a short course or matric programme, earn your credibility with us.

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Popular Careers in South Africa

Now that you know how to choose a career, you might be wondering what careers are available to you. Below is a list of popular careers and the jobs each one has to offer. These include:

Accounting Careers

Take your love for numbers to a whole new level with accounting careers. This career offers a range of in-demand job opportunities with a handsome income. Top jobs in accounting are:

Beauty Careers

Flaunt your skills with a career in beauty. Put your creativity and attention to detail to the test. Bring out the inner beauty of your customers with jobs like:

Childcare Careers

Love working with children? A childcare career might be great for you. Play an important role in the early childhood development of our future leaders. Teach kids the ABCs as a:

Event Planning Careers

Paint the town red with a career in events planning. Harness your problems-solving, creativity and top management skills with jobs as an:

Forensic Science Careers

Sweep the crime scene with a forensic science career. To pursue this career, you need to be analytical, have the ability to handle stress and solve issues. Jobs in this field include:

Interior Design Careers

Turn an empty room into a functional space with an interior design career. Bring your ideas to life with your creativity, keen eye and decision-making skills. Create a work of art with jobs like:

IT Careers

In this technological age, IT careers offer many job opportunities. It allows you to work remotely or you could join the technical team in a company. Get up to speed with jobs like:

Management Careers

Put your leadership skills on the forefront with a career in management. With enough skills and experience, you could secure your spot at the top. Be your own boss with jobs like:

Marketing Careers

Promote your products and services with a career in marketing. From traditional, to digital marketing, this career offers stable jobs like:

Office Careers

Office careers are more than just sitting at a desk. Your time management, communication and organisational skills will create a productive work space. You could start a job as an: 

Photography Careers

Capture memorable moments with a career in photography. This career allows you to travel and work in a range of industries from print media to events. Take a shot with jobs as a: 

Tourism Careers

Tourism careers offer job opportunities in and outside the office. If you have excellent customer skills with a passion for planning tours and itineraries, pursue jobs like:

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Last Updated: May 31, 2021

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