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Do You Have to Work With Your Degree?

Updated on April 27, 2021

The Normal Course and The Exceptions

On finishing study years with the graduation degree, everybody imagines that he got rid of the most boring years of his life he spent in studying for exams. They feel that they are now free and there are no longer obligations on them, so they are full of hope and looking forward to starting their ideal professional life, where they will apply all what they have learned.


The normal path that always runs is looking for the desired job and after a short period finding a good start. However, sometimes life has many unpredictable twists you can’t figure out. You find a ready and perfect job offered to you once graduated but very far from your field. Looking at this opportunity and comparing it to the probability of finding a similar one in the future may confuse you and get you to seize it immediately with no hesitation.

Different Perceptions and Reactions

Some people, when they find the new field interesting, rewarding, they love it and decide to go on in this course especially as they get older and committed to responsibilities and family. They set aside their study field at all, whereas, others can’t cope with the new realm and have that persistent feeling that they belong to somewhere else. They never feel that they can go on in that course for the rest of their life.


This takes us to the next point that we often remind ourselves of when compelled to continue in a job we don’t like; it is the proverb stating Love what you do till you do what you love”


I have no idea from where this proverb originated, but I don’t second it at all. If I love my work, I love it and love its nature from day one. If I don’t, then I will never.


If I love it I will master it, thrive in it and will continue in it till the last moment in my life, because I consider it my hobby and pastime that makes me keep working with no boredom.

Does Success Require Working in a Good Team?

Working the profession you love is, yes, crucial. However, if your work requires being a team player, you have to manage in being with a good team. If not possible, you would experience hardships in getting progressed in your career. Not impossible but you will not feel totally comfortable. You can make or join your desired team if possible, but only with loving what you do. It is essential.

Can You Start Your Favorite Career Late?

You may think it is too late to start a new career after long years in a different field. We said maybe you have not been comfortable all that time, confused and tentative. At some point in your life, you feel the need to do only what you really love. First, you do it beside your steady work, till you get ready to live with your passion career only, or you keep them both; one for living and the other for self-satisfaction.


Many people worked and lived from the profession they loved despite their different studies. For example, Yanni: Studied Psychology but works as pianist and musician.

KFC founder: Founded his known chain after many diverse professions he performed and a degree of law. He accomplished this achievement at the age of 65.

And many many examples you can come across in your daily life that tells you that if your profession is your passion, you can call yourself lucky as you will definitely succeed and live happily.

Best of luck!

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    • Rania Heikal profile imageAUTHOR

      Rania Heikal 

      10 months ago from Egypt

      Eric actually anyone who can apply it must be lucky. Unfortunately, I tried to go with it but iam not that lucky.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      An interesting approach. I must admit I kind of go with the proverb.

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