What is Career path: Definition and 105 Discussions

Career counseling is a type of advice-giving and support provided by career counselors to their clients, to help the clients manage their journey through life, learning and work changes (career). This includes career exploration, making career choices, managing career changes, lifelong career development and dealing with other career-related issues. There is no agreed definition of career counseling worldwide, mainly due to conceptual, cultural and linguistic differences. However, the terminology of 'career counseling' typically denotes a professional intervention which is conducted either one-on-one or in a small group. Career counseling is related to other types of counseling (e.g. marriage or clinical counseling). What unites all types of professional counseling is the role of practitioners, who combine giving advice on their topic of expertise with counseling techniques that support clients in making complex decisions and facing difficult situations.

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    Physics Opinions about a career path in quantum computing

    Hi, I'm 20 and I'm courrently persuing a barchelor's degree in Computer Science in Italy and now I'm in the middle of the second year. Thinking about a career path I've always been sure to specialize in Cyber Security but I recently came across Quantum Computing that I find fascinating. After...
  2. confusedandroid

    Is it possible to switch from physics to maths after undergrad?

    I'm currently a few months into my second year of a physics undergraduate degree, I enjoy it but I've found myself becoming increasingly interested in maths and unsatisfied with the maths we do in my degree, which doesn't involve any proof and isn't very in depth. I think I want to go into...
  3. S

    Requesting advice on astrobiology/planetary science career path and classes

    Hello, I am confused on whether to choose an astrobiology degree. I am planning to apply for planetary science or astronomy with computational intensive programmes in universities. My career aspirations are to work as a researcher/professor in astronomy or planetary science(I am interested in...
  4. J3J33J333

    Choosing Physics or Electrical Engineering

    Hello, I'm trying to decide between physics and electrical engineering. I like building electrical stuff, and I like solving physics problems, but my main goal is to try to build power systems that integrate things like what can be found in this paper https://arxiv.org/abs/1401.0520. I would...
  5. R

    Physics How to start a career in physics having a degree in applied math?

    Hello, I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and I want to pursue a career in physics. I have a good understanding of physics and have the ability to learn very advanced topics by myself just by reading college books and solving the exercises. I am more attracted to experimental physics but...
  6. Kevin Chieppo

    Physics Career path forward for a physics autodidact?

    Hi, everybody. I did an undergrad in computer engineering, and am currently happily in a software development position, but I've always had a passion for physics and could see myself loving being in a position where I'm working in clean energy. I've spent lots of free time learning about and...
  7. kolleamm

    Other Computer Science Career Path Help

    Hi everyone, Recently I finished my Bachelors in Computer Science, and since then I've been mostly stuck thinking were to go next from here. I've applied to a lot of software jobs online but haven't had any luck. It seems to me that although what I learned in school seems useful, things such as...
  8. H

    Aircraft fitter/assembly -- Thoughts about future career path please

    Hey guys, I have a job offer as an aircraft fitter(assembler? technican?). My job duties will be: drilling, reaming, riveting, installing hi-locks, reading and interpreting drawings, assembling aircraft parts and other. Can you tell me is there a future in this job?. I'm afraid that robots will...
  9. hagopbul

    Physics What kind of a career path would a physics graduate have in medicine?

    Hello all: I had a debate about physics and medicine. The topic of that debate is can a physics graduate , enter medicine by studying radiology for few years less than it requires , for normal high school students, for example 2 years The other topic is about radiology equipment, how much...
  10. C

    Relation between IQ and career path

    (I'm 16 and german so sorry if my English is a little off) First off, I want to say that the purpose of this post is not to brag about IQ or some other bs like that. So when I was about 7 years old I took an IQ-Test because I was bored of school and another one when I was 12, both at...
  11. T

    Other Finding A Career Path After Graduating with Math & Physics Degrees

    This may be better suited in the academic forum, or possibly not even the normal type of question asked, but I was just judging based on other similar posts. I just graduated from college this past spring with a BS in Applied Mathematics and a BS in Physics, as well as a minor in computer...
  12. .Scott

    Programs Biomedical Career Path for BS vs BSE

    My son is asking me what the differences are in career opportunities for a BS in Biomedical Science vs, BSE in Biomedical Engineering. Any help will be appreciated. I have no idea. (I'm a Software Engineer) Thanks
  13. X

    Schools Exploring Physics: A High School Junior's Career Path

    Hello, I am a high school junior looking at going into a career in physics. Over the past few years, I have found that I enjoy physics, specifically in "understanding" the atom, and the mind boggling ideas of what happens at that level. I think I want to study particle physics or quantum...
  14. Mary Abgarian

    Physics How to decide on my career path?

    I do like science a lot and I am good at it when i study. I also enjoy research as i have had 2 research internships which i enjoyed. But recently, for my physics 103, i had a professor that seemed to like have answers to everything, and it made me somewhat uninterested in the subject for...
  15. Newtons Blue Dog

    Schools How has you chosen grad school affected your career path?

    Hey guys, just after some advice on the perceived importance of finding a top notch college to attend post-graduate studies. They field I have a passion for is Astrophysics (yes crazy hard to get a job I know) and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on choosing graduate schools and how that...
  16. T

    Help Ted Decide on a Career Path: Seeking Advice from Experienced Professionals

    Hi guys I'm ted. I'm posting this thread because I'm not sure what career to follow and I could really use some help. First of all let me give you some info for me.I'm16-17 y.o and going to high school. At 15 I came 2nd to my countrie's astrophysics Olympiad.Read apostol's calculus and since...
  17. B

    Engineering Career Path Advice: Finding the Right Fit for You

    Hey everyone, I'm nearing the end of high school and I can't for the life of me decide what I want to do... I have a couple choices but I can't decide between them... My favourite thing in the world is figuring out the soloutuon to that hard multistep math or physics question, and I believe my...
  18. D

    Engineering Career path for particle accelerator engineering?

    I'm currently in year 12 (studying IB with hl physics, maths and chemistry) in the UK and am starting to look at uni courses. For a few years now I have been absolutely fascinated by the particle physics/quantum side of physics. At the movement I would love to work in research in this sort of...
  19. T

    Engineering ME or AE to enter the field of AE

    I want to work in the field of AE, I live in India and am applying to institutions in the US for undergrad. A lot of people told me that as an international student or even as person it will be very hard to get a job in the field of aerospace if I major in AE. If instead, I major in ME with a...
  20. U

    Programs Choosing a Career Path: Math or Medicine?

    I’m a Master’s student in math at a Canadian university. I am in a dilemma where I cannot decide which career path to choose. I have a very deep interest in math and computer science, but I am not sure if I want to dedicate my life to a research based job in that field. I have participated in...
  21. navierstokes

    Engineering Career Path: From MechE to Aerospace Engineering

    I know that aerospace engineering is a branch of mechanical engineering, and as a student of mechanical engineering myself, I'm curious to know what kind of knowledge a MechE coming out of a Bachelor's Degree should have if he wants to start working with aircraft (or pursuing a Master's Degree...
  22. A

    Other Academia, Industry, or National Labs?

    What do you guys think is the best area to be employed in? Depending on various degree levels, which area is better for undergraduates, graduates, or those who already obtained a degree? Which area is more helpful for getting into graduate school (if you're an undergrad) and which area has more...
  23. F

    Can't decide on a career path

    Hello, I'm FlashExplorer, and I'm a 22 year old guy. Ever since graduating from high school I haven't been able to pinpoint what I wanted to do as a career. First, I thought I wanted to get into IT because I've always been naturally technically inclined when it came to computers. I did OK with...
  24. K

    Career decision: 100% one field, or 50-50 two fields?

    I am currently doing a PhD in theoretical physics (let's for simplicity say gravity and black holes). However, I have also in my free time been working a bit in a more applied field (let's say cold atom physics), and have been reasonably successful (in the sense that I have some publications...
  25. G

    Exploring Biology: Finding the Right Career Path

    Hello,My name is guy I am currently in high school learning biology as my "major"(not sure how to call it ) subject as well as ecology, I've been always interested in biology but recently I got stuck thinking what do I want to do in biology.Biology is like a tree that has many branches and I am...
  26. Z

    Engineering Interview. Answers from engineers appreciated.

    Hi. I'm a high school student currently and I am interested in taking a look into the engineering field. I am taking an engineering/mathematics class at the moment, and one of our assignments is to interview a professional in the field to get to know more about how the career path is. I just...
  27. U

    Physics Astrophysicist turned video game programmer?

    Hi all, I'm at a bit of a crossroads - I'm in a direct PhD program (in Astrophysics) right now, with the option of walking away with my Master's in September. In all of my research projects I've focused heavily on simulations (I know Python and Fortran, but not anything from the C family...
  28. C

    Questioning my Career Path

    Hi everyone. I apologize, I’ve posted about the situation I’ve been going through before but I wanted to ask a different question. I've been feeling frustrated for a while with what I've been studying. Right after I graduated undergrad with a biology degree in 2013, I went into a PT program, but...
  29. J

    Need help setting a career path for the Space industry

    I'm sure this is all something you hear a lot on this message board but I'd like to say it nonetheless. The space industry and astronomy at large are some of the only things I've ever felt passion for. I'd like nothing more than to work in that industry. My current plan is to major in physics...
  30. B

    Schools Picking a concentration in grad school. .

    Hey all, I'm a math and physics graduate who will be starting math grad school in a little over a month, and, though I know I have time to decide, I'm a bit conflicted about what to concentrate in. I'm broadly interested in the applications of math in physics. Specifically, I've always had...
  31. S

    Engineering Nursing student- wants to work in biomedical engineering

    I have grown up planning on going into engineering. I loveeee science and math! However, once I became a mom I decided that an engineering career might be harder to start with a child. So, I decided to go to school for nursing since medical sciences really interest me and the schedule is really...
  32. A

    Engineering I need advice on an engineering career path

    Hi, I'm 23 and I go to gateway community college in new haven ct. I have been taking my core credits and it is now time to pick a degree. My original intention was to get my accounting degree (fathers choice), but I despise it. My school has a few engineering programs and I'm 95% positive that I...
  33. S

    More Valuable To Programming Employers? Math PhD Or XP?

    I'm finding myself in a precarious career position. I'm working on a PhD in New Zealand in a very particular and odd foundations of mathematics theory. This theory is not widely regarded as being of much use and I was hoping to discover that it could actually be very useful. However, after a...
  34. U

    How can I better adjust myself to the American industry?

    Hello, I am a 3rd mechanical engineering major who is heavily interested into going into the nanotechnology field. I chose mechanical engineering because it is a very broad and powerful field. I have heavily interested in nanotechnology and I would love to pursue that field for a career...
  35. M

    MSOE (Milwaukee school of engineering)

    Hi I am interested in becoming an engineer, a software engineer. I was wondering if Msoe is well known outside of the Midwest. Will I get a job with a degree from this school?and what do you think about this school?
  36. M

    What Should I Do Next? Exploring Career Options for Physics Graduates

    hello again, I am a physics undergrad finishing my last year, will graduate by the end of may... I am SO LOST and have no clue what I'm going to do next, mainly because in my country (Lebanon) physicists are limited to working at schools as teachers... This is something that i wouldn't enjoy...
  37. J

    Physics Can I Become a Physicist? | Lebanon Grade 11 Student

    Hi, I live in Middle East (lebanon) I am in grade 11, we finish school at grade 12 and we learn calculus 1,2&3 (if you are a general science student) in school.Till now i have a very high grades in math,physics and chemistry. But I want to know what it take to become a physicist and if i can...
  38. W

    Programs Should I continue pursuing my Mechanical Engineering Degree?

    I have recently transferred to UCSD from a community college, but I am not sure if I should continue my degree. Before I ask what I really want to know, let me explain my where I am at in school and life right now. I hope you enjoy reading :) but if you are willing, I am very interested in...
  39. J

    Lover of Math but dont know which career path to take

    I'm currently a sixth form student in Jamaica starting to think about career paths to take. I'm in love with math and I'm sure ill never drop out of love with it. But I'm a little uncertain about which career path to take. I was thinking of either doing acturial science but wonder if the job...
  40. M

    Undergrad in *dire* need of advice

    Hello everyone, My name is Melissa i am a physics undergrad about to finish up my third and last year. I am facing a problem with deciding whether to continue my master's degree as a theoretical physicist or go into material science, biophysics or applied physics. Mainly the problem I'm facing...
  41. Adriane

    Careers in science for the undecided?

    As of now I'm a high school junior, and for most of my life I had the mindset that I would work towards becoming a doctor. More recently, that decision has been faltering and I've become very unsure of this. I was going to become a pre-med, but I don't want to jump in when I'm having so many...
  42. Richa Sharma

    Career path for physics (Pure research)

    Hi guys! Sorry I'm new so the questions might seen a bit vague but I'm unclear about a lots of things I want to make a career purely in physics, I'd prefer cosmology and theoretical physics because that was I was so interested in from beginning. But I've heard the career in theoretical physics...
  43. S

    Engineering Computer Engineering Career Paths

    The university I am currently at offers three "concentrations", if that's what you want to call it. They are hardware systems; communications and signal processing; and computer architecture, software and systems. What is the current job market like for these three areas? Are all the jobs...
  44. Zaent

    Request: Ideas similar to patent attorney based on career path

    I'm a 1st year Physics student from the UK that's trying to get informed. After seeing the patent attorney thread, I did a little digging. Not sure how it works in other places, but in the UK you're required to have a degree in science (not a PhD, and as far as I'm aware, there's no requirement...
  45. F

    Currently doing undergraduate research, but on career path

    Hey all! I am currently doing a computer science project for a scientific collaboration at an REU this summer. I am a physics student and I plan to be a researcher one day. I really do not want to continue this project for two main reasons: I simply do not know the computer science...
  46. E

    The career path becomes foggy on which direction to go

    Hey everyone, Last summer I had realized that my interest in science had spiked dramatically, and more specifically, the cosmos and physics, so I decided to research the available colleges around me and decided to start off at a community college to take the entry level courses to see if my...
  47. S

    Electronic Communications Degree - Career path

    Hi guys, I'm currently studying Beng Electronic communications engineering. I'd like to know more about the careers of electronic communications engineers. What typical job would I expect to get? The problem is that I really enjoy electronics but have no idea what I'll be doing at a...
  48. A

    Career Path Help for 17 Yr Old | Anthony

    I'm 17 yrs old in high school and I'm not positive on what i want to go to school for. I'm on the fence about a diesel tech. and something in the aerospace field. As for aerospace, I thought of that as a choice because it seems like the more I see airplanes the more I get interested in them. I...
  49. carllacan

    Trying to decide on a career path

    Hi. I'm not entirely sure if this thread belongs here. I apologize in case it does not. I am currently on my third bachelor year on Physics. I have been thinking about the future lately, as I don't know what kind of job I want to have, and I feel utterly lost. I enjoy physics, and I am...
  50. T

    Pros and cons for a new career path

    Hi everyone. A little background on me. I'm just shy of my 42nd birthday with only about a semester of college courses under my belt, and that was just the starter classes thru the University of Phoenix. Way back in high school math and science were my favorite classes up until a bad experience...
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