Difference between a job and a career
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Jobs and career are different in almost every sense. Where the job is considered just as a person who puts time and energy in return for money, career is considered as something a person puts his heart and soul into.
The best example of the difference between a job and career is a doctor. Being a doctor would be the individual’s career; however, he may have served over 30 hospitals. Each time the doctor changed a hospital, he would change his job, but he would always remain a doctor. Careers are also not specified to providing monetary benefit, if a person wishes to become a volunteer or a social helper, he/she may not always get money for what they do.
Job V/s Career
|Definition||Jobs are often activities that are done in exchange for money.||Career is something that a person wishes to have, though it could also be done in exchange of money.|
|Requires||Depending on the type of job it may or may not require extra studies.||Careers most often require a person to take up specialized studies.|
|Risk||Jobs are considered as safe, where a person does not take risks and just does what he has to in exchange for money.||Career is something where a person is willing to take risks and will to exceed for himself and the people he/she is working with.|
|Time||Jobs are usually short term, though some people may stick to it because of security.||Careers are usually long-term and often take up half or more of a person’s life.|
|Income||Job gives the employee an income.||Career may or may not give the employee an income, depends on the job.|
|Contribution to society||Jobs often contributes little to society only in terms of unemployment and employment rates, along with moving of cash.||Careers contribute high value to social change/progress may be possible.|
From the above, it is clear that the best option is to accomplish a career rather than just getting a job.
Now, the big question is how to choose the career?
To choose the best career, you have to think about various parameters such as
- Demand in job market
- Pay scale
- Societal value
- Job satisfaction and lot more
Now to become a doctor, I have to complete MBBS along with a specialized diploma like Diploma in Paediatric/ Cardiology etc. that to in line with the above set parameters.
But unfortunately, not everyone becomes a doctor.
Read my next article where I explain you a best and most popular career option available suitable for even an SSLC pass candidate.