We all have our special abilities and character traits that set us apart from the rest, some of us are excellent at working with our hands, some of us have artistic minds, others are able to grasp the English language with ease and some have a natural ability in dealing with numbers. If you fall in to the latter category and you find math, calculus and algebra easy then you should be looking into a career that allows your numerical mind to flourish.
Working in the World of finance is usually the best place for the number-crunchers of the World but there are also several other professions which can utilize your numerical ability. There are significantly less people who enjoy math over the likes of Science or Geography for example and that means that sometimes there is less competition for roles, providing you are willing to gain a strong education off the back of your abilities. Today we are going to take a look at some of the best career choices available to anyone who enjoys dealing with figures.
Traders of all types are required to have a high proficiency in numeracy and regardless of whether you wish to go into capital asset exchange and trading, currency dealing or working on the stock market you will be able to flex your numerical muscles and earn well. Traders need to have a firm understanding of not only math but also the global economy, financial markets and the causes that affect them and be able to see which way prices may go based on their analysis of highly complex data.
Although perhaps not the most popular of careers, a tax accountant is vitally important in the World of business. Taxation laws are at times very detailed and complex and almost every company in the World relies upon tax accounts for their knowledge of the law and their ability to crunch numbers to ensure that they are not under or over-paying taxes. In order to become a tax accountant you will need to study accountancy at college and preferable earn a Master’s in taxation or auditing. To practice taxation you will need government accreditation which you can gain through passing your level 1,2 and 3 exams.
If you simply love math then becoming a teacher in this field would be a great idea. The reason for this is that math has a terrible reputation for being bring and many students do not work too hard on their mathematical ability which can hold them back in life. As a math professor your job is slightly different to those who teacher English or History as you not only need to impart mathematical knowledge but you need to overcome the stigma and making math fun. Math plays a vital role on so many careers and industries and if you have what it takes to demonstrate to students the importance of math and gain their concentration then you can help to inspire a generation of youngsters who buck the trend and learn to love math.
Making a career choice is never easy, there is a great deal of pressure that comes with it too, especially if you’re planning on steering your education towards your future career, the last thing that you want to do is have to change path halfway through. It is therefore important that you consider how you can best match the skills and characteristics that you have to a potential career. If you are a creative thinker then you could look at a career in design or engineering, if you have a caring attitude then perhaps a career working with children or sick people may be the perfect fit for you. Today we are going to take a look at what career choices you have in front of you if you are the motivational type, someone who can inspire others to achieve great things.
If you are a person of faith then a great way to utilize your motivational skills is to become a pastor. There are some incredibly influential people out there who work as pastors for their own churches or for churches of others who, on a weekly basis, inspire people with the teachings of the gospel and encourage people to improve their lives. One such pastor who does this with aplomb is TB Joshua, the passionate and energetic head of the Synagogue of All Nations. Joshua’s sermons have become extremely popular both in his church and on the internet and he is a great person to follow if you want to improve you motivational skills.
There are several management roles that require you to be motivational in how you conduct themselves but few require the levels of motivation that you need to be the leader of a sales team. All areas of sales are fiercely competitive and the team that is doing the selling need to be at the top of their game to achieve results, as sales team manager it will be your responsibility to get them up for the challenge. You will need to coach, inspire and fire up your team for the day ahead and keep them motivated as they try to hit targets.
If you want a truly rewarding career where you have the opportunity to motivate and shape minds then teaching is the profession for you. As a teacher you will be called daily to not only impart knowledge to your students but also to motivate them in their educational goals. The beauty of teaching is that you will have a class of very different individuals with very different talents and your challenge is to work out how best you can motivate each and every individual in the classroom. Teaching is a daily challenge that will test all areas of your ability from your motivational skills, your leadership skills and your levels of patience. If you want the ultimate rewarding career where you can motivate the minds of others on a daily basis then look no further than a career in teaching.
If you were to honestly give an answer to the question ‘what are the most important things when choosing a career?’ You would most probably say: doing something you love, having power and making lots of money. Many people claim that money can’t buy happiness but the reality is that very few rich people are miserable and if you can get a career that pays well then you’ll be a lot closer to happiness than those living on the bread line.
It’s important that you choose early on what kind of career it is that you want so that you can steer your education in that direction. If you want to become a neurosurgeon like Dr. Joseph Yazdi for example then you’re going to need to have extremely high grades from early on in your education. Let’s take a look then at some of the highest earning jobs out there for you to dream about.
Chief Executive Officer
CEOs constantly occupy the list of the World’s richest people, they command respect, they have power over many people and huge companies and they make an eye watering amount of money. To become a CEO you need to get an MBA at college and gain as much experience as possible in the world of business. Once you find a job in your chosen industry you need to be a forward thinking, responsible and creative member of the team and make friends in high places. You will have to work your way up through the company before being offered the chance of CEO, a dream job.
The medical profession is where salaries are huge and you will have the opportunity every single day to improve or save the lives of others, personally and financially rewarding. In order to get into medicine you are going to have to work very hard and ensure that your grades are impeccable. Once you have graduated from college you will go on to med school where once again you’ll have to perform to a high standard. After completing your education you’ll have to show talent in your chosen role to progress through the various salary levels and then you will start to see the real money rolling in. Here are some of the highest earning medical professionals.
Lawyers can make a vast amount of money depending on their success and if you have a passion for argument, persuasion and the truth then you could be in for a large salary as a lawyer. You will have to go to law school after your education and pass the bar before you can start in the industry and then you will be a low level lawyer for some time. Keeping your nose clean and win big cases at the law firm however and you will soon be boosted up the ranks. If you are good enough you could also start your own law firm where you can decide what your fees will be.