One fine day, a Redditor asked a question that unanimously struck all of our hearts: “How can I convince my parents that there are other ways to earn decent money besides being a computer engineer or a doctor? »
In a heartfelt post, the user revealed, “My parents say I have no other options but to study science. They say there is 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 is no money elsewhere .” – u/ParachutedOut.
Redditors were quick to offer advice:
1. “Your options:
– Aspire, join an engineering school and get a private job (10-30 KPM).
– Join a low-skilled IT or support position while doing a B.Sc and preparing for an MBA.
2. “Honestly, pretend until you do. My non-engineer friends got placed in TCS just by giving their birthplaces and hobbies in interviews. You live your life like a slave, do whatever project or job they give you and NO you don’t have 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 draft) Keep your original goal in mind…give IELTS or something and see what comes.PS Don’t become a doctor with these marks, kid…no one will not benefit.” u/humseNaSharmao.
3. “Seriously, why do you want a government job if you want to move abroad? Better take a job in IT for a few years then apply for CS jobs that will sponsor you and there are plenty of them for experienced developers. Also, you can find remote jobs in European companies with a good work-life balance and culture. I don’t know all the other fields, but IT has been a blessing to this regard for me.u/tpzck.
4. “Of course you can make a lot of money as an engineer or a doctor, but you only see the top of the group posting here on Reddit. For every 30 LPA engineers here, there’s a hundred working very hard for 3lpa. What you need to do is figure out what you’re good at and what you’re interested in, and hopefully there’s some overlap.” u/ABahRunt.
5. “Show them. Talking means nothing.” -u/shr612.
6. “My two cents: don’t do STEM if you don’t like it. I didn’t and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. There are very lucrative jobs in the law firms if you are doing a BALLB, but remember that your university grades will be important for you to get them unless you have a charismatic personality and a very polished and sophisticated command of English. /quotas won’t matter here. is important. You need a minimum of 2-3 years of experience before you can be accepted. That being said, your college grades will also matter here – best schools in commerce, best university grades + GMAT score required.On the GMAT front, being an Indian male (SC status is irrelevant), you will need a competitive GMAT score.If it is abroad that you want to go, my suggestion is not to waste time giving a hundred t entatives for government employment exams. u/boinkthischit.
7. “Maybe delve into some of these career options, I was told the only thing a doctor could do was examine patients, there’s so much more…you could get into forensics, you could work in pathology, research.” u/Knee_Kill_Money_Yen.
We also scoured Quora for some tips, here’s what they had to say:
8. “I’ve always had my interest in art/design and all creative things like that. It just came naturally to me, with no extra effort. But science? math? I was working day and night on these topics and I was never satisfied with myself. It never clicked on me like it should have. I could clearly see the difference. My parents were very aware of my interest, but they always encouraged me to keep it as a hobby. After losing a year in Kota, when I informed them that I don’t want to do engineering, they were shocked. They thought it was a immature decision in my life.
My parents weren’t sure what I wanted, nothing was clear, so I gave all my engineering entries as per their choice but also passed my NIFT (fashion design) entry, which was my choice. I gave them time to decide, they kept a condition in front of me saying “if you really think you’re that good, show us this. Get a top 100 rank, make sure you get a spot at NIFT Delhi, and we will allow you” We have been waiting for the results. I went through NIFT and even other good engineering schools (not JEE though). It was a tough decision for them. Fast forward 5 years, today I’m here, working as a designer, doing what I love. I have been working for over a year now but have never felt tired, bored or frustrated with my job. This is what happens when you pursue a career in the field that interests you. you always have extra benefits and extra positive energy, which keeps you motivated.” – Huma Praveen.
9. “First, decide what you want to be. An entrepreneur or a filmmaker. The first step you take in convincing your parents is to tell them what you’ve decided to do, not tell them what you’re going to do. have decided not to do.
Then you can start either praising what you want to be or abusing what you don’t want. You can tell them that there are millions of engineers wandering around without decent work, or literally hanging by a thread, clinging to low-paying work. Or you can tell them how, as an entrepreneur, you plan to change your life or change our lives; launch a new product that you think will bring a revolution, etc. You can tell your parents that doing engineering in a third-year college is worthless, adding the fact that you are not sure about your performance in IIT-JEE. Tell them how you decided to follow your passion. Tell them how a person stays happy if they are able to pursue their hobby as a career. Tell them how badly you’ll do as an engineer if you’re fed up with math, physics, and chemistry from the get-go.