CHOOSING AN OCCUPATION One of the most difficult _______ a young person faces is deciding what to do about a career. There are individuals, of course, who from the time they are six years old "know" that they want to be doctors, or pilots, or fire _________, but the majority of us do not get around to making a decision about an __________ or career until somebody or something forces us to face the problem.
Choosing an occupation takes time, and there are a lot of things you have to think about as you try _________ what you would like to do. You may find that you will have to take special courses to _________ for a particular kind of work, or may find out that you will need to get some actual work ____________ to gain enough knowledge to qualify for a particular _____.
Fortunately, there are a lot of people you can turn to for advice and help in making your decision. At most __________, there are teachers who are professionally qualified to counsel you and to give detailed information about job _____________. And you can talk over your ideas with family ___________ and friends who are always ready to listen and to offer suggestions. But even if you get other _________ involved in helping you make a decision, self-evaluation is an ________ part of the decision-making process.