Transcript of "Choosing a Career: Factors to Consider"
Choosing a Career: Factorsto ConsiderBy Andrew Eckert
Important Decisionan incredible amount oftime will be spendworking in the chosencareer 40 hours a week adds up to about 87 days spent at work over the course of a year
HappinessDifferent types Long-term Short-termLong-term happiness is important in career decisions
Most Satisfying JobsClergyPhysical TherapistFireﬁghterSchool PrincipalArtist
Why Careers are Satisfying Helping others Fun Enjoyable Little Stress Little connection to salary
Money and Happiness“Money can’t buy happiness.”Studies show that money does not lead to morehappiness after $75,000 a year The only way money leads to happiness is by eliminating ﬁnancial problems
Money and Short-TermHappinessMore toysFew ﬁnancial problems
Advantages of Choosing aCareer Based on SalaryMore moneyEasier retirementLess ﬁnancial stressPursuit of a hobby
Disadvantages of Choosinga Career Based on SalaryStress Medical Problems Relationship ProblemsMore spending Money is easier to spend when there is a lot of itMore time at work
Effects of Stress Headaches Baldness Teeth grinding Heart problems Decreased immunity Reduced life expectancy
Disadvantages of Choosing aCareer Based on Enjoyment Less money Longer retirement Fewer toys
Advantages of Choosing aCareer Based on Enjoyment Looking forward to going to work Less stress Job satisfaction Fun Happiness
Effects of Happiness Better health Less stress Longer life More fun
ConclusionMoney will not buy happinessThe stress from an unenjoyable and unsatisfying job isunhealthyHappiness has health beneﬁtsMoney is not everythingMoney is not worth being unhappy
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