Importance of Career Counseling

Career counseling is a process in which individuals are helped to understand their skills, interest, abilities, education and career options that can best suit them. School is a crucial time for kids where they are trying to figure out what career path would be best for them, helping them during this time to make an informed decision is essential.

There are so many options when it comes to choosing the right subject for class 11th and 12th that kids get confused. A lot of kids in school choose a subject/career in peer pressure or randomly as they don’t know doing what will make them happy or in what are they good at. Choosing an appropriate subject in class 11th is essential as it determines which field they want to enter professionally. Therefore, they need proper guidance so that they can choose what is best for them.

In career counseling, different tests can be administered to the students, like interest and aptitude tests, it will help them to understand their interests, strength, weakness, abilities, etc. Being aware of these things will make it easier for them to figure out what subject and career they might excel in, in the future. Career counseling answers a lot of questions like what to study, why to study, and where to study. There are different options for students who take science, arts, and commerce, though students are aware of very common career paths. Having proper guidance regarding the career helps students to get the awareness of other new emerging opportunities in different fields which might flourish in the future. It helps to get the right Knowledge about what skill set to learn to get into that particular field so that they can start preparing for it on time. Getting all the information timely about the best suitable career option for students is very important.

Every student is talented and unique, the journey of finding out the right path where they can be satisfied in all aspects starts from school.

Importance of Professional Counseling: A friend or family member may listen to you, but they aren’t professionally, technically qualified or experienced to offer you professional advice. If you wish you can contact us at MindTribe to receive help from our team of expert psychologists.


MindTribe Founder Dr. Prerna Kohli, India’s eminent psychologist, established the company to leverage the strength of the online to make counseling affordable and accessible to everyone. MindTribe provides counseling, workshops, support groups, forums, and eLearning.

About the Author.

Kanika Bhatt is a psychologist at You can learn more about her by clicking here

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