Career in real estate can include a lot of professions. In this case, I will assume that you meant getting started as a property investor.
There are many property investment strategies, allow me to briefly outline the general categories:
2. Rental property investor
3. Commercial property investor
4. Refurbish/Renovate seller
There are other strategies, but these four are the most common. And under each of these categories, there are many 'sub-strategies'. For example, a rental property investor might specialize in targeting University/college students, while another might be targeting low income workers, some investors might be targeting expatriates.
Okay, now to answer your question, for a new property investor, it is always best to start as a rental property investor, targeting high-rise property (condominiums, apartment, etc) or medium-cost landed properties. Why:
1. High-rise is cheaper than landed properties. A lower monthly loan repayment will most likely give you a positive cashflow.
2. Rental property investor buys their properties, then rent them out to generate rental income. So for beginner investors, this is a great way to start as you'll have your tenants helping you to pay off the monthly repayments.
3. One downside of this is lower capital appreciation, meaning, this won't make you rich in an instance. People go for speculating if they want fast cash, BUT, speculating is akin to gambling, and I personally do not suggest anyone to speculate. Of course, experienced investors do make money by doing that, but for beginners, let's just stick to rental properties.
Conclusively, this is a very interesting question and the answer to this is simply too long. I will write a Hub about this topic to help beginners start. Do keep an eye out for it. Hope you find this answer useful.