How To Choose The Career That’s Right For You

How To Choose The Career That’s Right For You

When the time comes for you to decide what you want to do to make a living, it’s important to remember that a career is more than just a job that pays the bills. It’s a way to express yourself and utilize your talents and skills. A career should be something you enjoy. Something that completes you. You need to learn about the responsibilities, skills, employment opportunities, and training or education requirements prior to pursuing a specific career. Follow these steps to narrow potential career options:

1. Assess yourself – Each individual has different goals, talents, interests, and values. In other words, there are certain careers each individual should not pursue and others where they’d excel and be satisfied. Determine what you would enjoy and excel at by taking career assessments, receiving career counseling, and conducting thorough self-evaluation.

2. Make a list of potential occupations – After conducting some self-assessment, it should be apparent the types of careers you should pursue. It is not possible to pursue each one, so the list should be used to determine where to begin your career search. Select 5 or 10 careers and create a new list with these choices. When making your choices, select jobs that interest you, are recommended following career assessment tests, and ones matching your skill set.

3. Explore the options – Learn about each potential career after narrowing your list. Be sure to learn about educational or training requirements, job duties, employment outlook, annual earnings, and promotion opportunities. Information can be obtained from the Internet, but try to meet with a professional in each field to obtain in-depth details about each profession. If you not know professionals in these fields, contact willing participants and schedule informational interviews. However, you will probably find that you have relatives, colleagues, and school mates currently working in fields that interest you. During an informational interview, collect details about annual salary, employment prospects, and entry-level employment requirements. It’s not recommended to request employment during these interviews, but take advantage of networking opportunities.

4. Narrow down your list – Eliminate careers that no longer interest you after thoroughly reviewing each one. Many people become dissuaded from pursuing a career after learning about education requirements, annual earnings, and declining industry growth. Once you’ve become acquainted with each career, narrow your list to 1-2 options.

5. Set goals – After your list has been narrowed, establish attainable goals. You should be informed enough to establish short and long term goals. Typically, short-term goals can be met between 1-3 years and long-term between 3-5 years. It will not be easy reaching each goal, so be prepared to work hard, make adjustments when necessary, and remain committed. Goals are typically achievable when they’re defined, flexible, realistic, and attainable within a specified time period.

6. Create a career action plan – Once you’ve established career goals, begin developing a career action plan consisting of goals and specific steps to reach them. Additionally, career action plans contain possible obstacles, steps to address them, and resources that can be utilized when assistance is needed. This plan will clearly define how you will receive required training or education, obtain employment, and develop professionally once you’ve begun your career.

7. Obtain training – Obtaining required career training will probably consume the majority of your time and efforts as you pursue a career. Depending on the profession, you may be required to earn a college degree, complete vocational training, learn new skills, or complete an apprentice or internship.

Are you creative, outgoing, love to help others feel great about themselves? These are just a few of the qualities of successful people in the beauty and wellness industry. Learn more about these amazing careers by clicking back to our programs page, or give us a call at 701-478-1772.

Celebrate Everything!!!

At TSPA we like to celebrate everything from your first day here to passing your boards and entering the salon & spa world!

Happy Graduation!

First day of Massage Therapy Class!

One of our biggest celebrations is the JUMP party, where we celebrate students who have either qualified or are jumping to the next level on the Salon floor. Qualifying and Jumping are based on several factors including number of services performed, number of referrals, number of pre-books, types of services, etc…  Jumping is a major achievement, so we CELEBRATE!

           

Sometimes it gets a little CRAZY, but our students have a blast and that’s what it’s all about!

In addition to Jump and Qualify recognition, students are also recognized for their achievements in retail sales and individual  service numbers.

Oh…. and did we mention prizes? Lots and lots of prizes!

Fargo TSPA Student Wins National Competition

2017 National Student Competition Winners

Thank you to all of the students and educators who participated in this year’s National Student Competition: A Student’s Journey To NAHA.  In addition to the great prizes and recognition, the opportunity to participate in competitions like this one are invaluable; providing experience and education that can elevate one’s skills and foster an even greater passion for this industry.  Our winners will be contacted soon with details about the dates and logistics for your grand prizes. We extend our heart-felt congratulations to all of our finalists and winners; you truly represent the next level of salon professional!

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

Winner:  Jakob Braatz         TSPA Appleton
Finalist:  Kate Nelson          TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:  Tehya Marciniak  TSPA Appleton

COLOR

Winner:    Megan Johnson        TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Gracie Smith             TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Tyla Oller                   TSPA Evansville

 

TEXTURE

Winner:    Erica Hackworth          TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Taylor Boulden            TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:    Olivia Wampler           TSPA Evansville

 

MAKE UP

 

Winner: Luz Mercado            TSPA Fargo
Finalist:    Dia Thao                       TSPA Appleton
Finalist:    Yair Garcia                   TSPA Madison

 

NAILS

Winner:    Hoan Nguyen                 TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:    Rabethai Lalbiakzuali  TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:    Shaquan Davis              TSPA Buffalo

 

EDUCATOR

Winner:    Abby Turpen              TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Brianne Wagoner     TSPA Evansville

 

MEN’S HAIR

Winner:    Kevin Leisure              TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Trentyn Meyers          TSPA Appleton
Finalist:    Alex Schroeder           TSPA Evansville