Which Qualification Should you Pursue

Before taking the road to higher learning, you need to know which qualification you should pursue. Take a look at the careers you can follow with your qualification.

Knowing which course to choose is the first step to studying further. But will your qualification help you get your dream job? For some jobs you need a degree, whereas others only require a skills-based certificate. Explore which qualification you should pursue that will help you start your career.

Girl standing in front of a wall with her degree in her hand. Which Qualification Should you Pursue

Why you Should Know Which Qualification to Pursue

Imagine reading through job sites like Indeed. They will list requirements that you need to be a candidate for the job. This includes relevant qualifications. Even if you studied further, the recruiters will give preference to those who meet the criteria. So you need to know what qualification you need for specific jobs. 

Which Qualification you Should Pursue

There are plenty of tips on choosing a course. But you need to consider the end goal. It would be great to step into an accounting career with a photography certificate. But then you’ll fall short of having the relevant skills. So take a look at the qualifications you should pursue and the careers available to you.

Degree

Received a bachelor’s pass after getting your matric? Then you might want to study towards your degree. These programmes are more in-depth, and you will focus a lot on theory. So if you want a job in careers like accounting, engineering, healthcare and science, a degree is the perfect choice.

Diploma 

If you want to get your diploma, you’ve made the right choice. You can study at a variety of colleges and they have a short duration. It often combines theory with a practical component. You can definitely start a job in careers like educare, IT and marketing management.

Certificate

When you have a certificate, you have the opportunity to work your way up from an entry-level job. Along with experience, your certificate will allow you to start a career in photography, office management and personal assistant.

Non-accredited Certificate

Think you won’t stand a chance of getting a job with your skills-based certificate? Well there are actually plenty of benefits of studying non-accredited courses. They will teach you basic skills that will help you complete your day-to-day workplace duties. You can start a career in a call centre, childcare and even tourism.

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