The study was carried out to determine the factors influencing career choice among secondary school students. It was a survey of 100 secondary school students randomly selected from four secondary schools in Region 4 in Guyana, South America. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Percentage and mean were the statistical tools used to analyze the data for the study. The result of the study showed that the choice of career was gender biased and the factors that influenced the students' choice of career were: interest, life ambition, challenging nature of the career, prestige attached to profession, intellectual ability, high salary potential and prospects of job opportunity.The result drew implications on the need for every secondary school in Guyana to have qualified school counselors to employ their expertise to determine the aptitude and interest of students in their career choice. This therefore emphasized the need for the University of Guyana to include Guidance and Counseling in its Teacher Education Programme in order to produce qualified school counselors.
|Keywords:||Career Choice, Career Guidance, School Counselors, Guidance and Counseling|
Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education and Haumanities, University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana
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