As Parents, everyone wants their kids to pursue a better education. Most probably get them a degree in hand. In this process, they end up forcing their child to become a doctor or an engineer. As they believe these are the only professions that could get you more money.
However, an redditor anonymously raises a question. And it was “How do I convince my parents that there are other ways to earn decent money besides being a computer engineer or a doctor?”
The sad user reveals his pain in the post, which reads,
My parents say that I have no other options besides studying science. They say there’s no decent money to be made outside of computer engineering and medicine. While I agree that there are good-paying jobs in computer engineering and medicine, I can’t just blindly agree that there’s no money elsewhere.
To his surprise, he got a lot of advice in a jiffy. Here are some of them.
1) Variety of options
– Suck it up, join an engineering college and get a private job (10-30 KPM).
– Join a low skill IT or support job while doing B.Sc and preparing for MBA.
– Go to the US for your bachelor’s. I have seen many friends suddenly gaining interest in education after going abroad (good teachers).
2) Fake it till you make it!
Honestly fake it till you make it. My non-engineering friends got placed in TCS just by stating their birthplace and hobbies in interviews. You live your life like a slave, do whatever project or work they give you and NO, you don’t need to be good at anything…they will make you good enough for themselves (a guy who didn’t know how to copy and paste was also in a project) Keep your original goal in mind…give IELTS or something and see what comes ahead. PS. Don’t become a doctor with these marks kid…no one will benefit from this.
3) An option you can actually consider!
Seriously, why do you want a government job if you want to settle in foreign? It is better to take computer science work for a couple of years and then apply for CS jobs that will sponsor you and there are a lot of those for experienced devs. Also, you can find remote jobs in European companies with good work-life balance and culture. I don’t know about all other fields but computer science has been a blessing in that regard to me.
4) Hard work pays off
Sure, you can make great money as an engineer or a doctor, but you only see the top of the bunch posting here on Reddit. For every 30 LPA engineers here, there are a hundred working really hard for 3lpa. What you need to do is figure out what you are good at, and what interests you, and hope there is an overlap.
5) Show them. Talk means nothing.
6) Think out of the box
Maybe look into some of those career options further, I was told that only thing a doctor could do was look at patients, there are so much more… you could go into forensics, you could work in pathology, research.”
While we could find some interesting tips from Quora as well.
7) Be firm with your decision.
Ask yourself: Why do you think you shouldn’t do engineering? Got an answer? Tell the same to your parents.
Drop your advice in the comment section below!