Choosing a Career

When it comes to choosing a career, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one.

To help you find the career that suits your goals and aspirations we asked some of our students what motivates them. We've listed their motivational statements below, and linked them to the courses they chose to study, so that you can see the possibilities available when matching your interests, to a course and career.

We hope this strikes a chord with what makes you tick, and helps you discover a career option to suit you.

Click on the statements below to see what courses our students, who shared the same motivations, chose to study.

I like helping people...

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I like to help people and have an interest in how the human body functions.

Students who have been motivated by wanting to help people have gone on to study courses across a range of health disciplines as listed below. Explore these courses and the career outcomes to see if this is the dream career for you.

  • Chiropractic
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Science
  • Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine)
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral Health
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Sonography
  • Speech pathology

Explore Health Courses

I like being creative...

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I am a creative person who likes technology.

I enjoy creative arts.

If you find yourself utilising the left side of your brain and enjoy expressing yourself creatively, you may be inclined to choose similar courses to our students who also identified with this strength.

Some of our most creative students chose to study courses across our digital media and performing arts disciplines.

  • Digital Media
  • Music
  • Theatre

Explore Creative Arts Courses

I like working with technology...

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I am a computing technology enthusiast.

If you enjoy problem solving, and technology makes you tick, then check out what past students just like you have gone on to study.

There's a myriad of career options when it comes to working with technology. Choose from networking, cyber security and app development.

  • Information Technology

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I like problem solving...

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I am interested in how things work.

Our students who are curious by nature, and enjoy breaking things down to understand how they work together, have gone on to study an engineering course at CQU. With the option to major in civil, civil with humanitarian, electrical, electrical with data analytics, electrical with information processing, mechanical, mechatronics, and resource systems engineering, you have ample choice to pursue your passion.

  • Engineering
  • Built Environment

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I like to explore...

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I love science and discovering things.

Are you an outdoors person that enjoys discovering new things? You too might find the right career choice is working in science, environment or agricultural fields.

Students who shared your passion for science studied some of courses listed below. We have a wide selection of innovative courses to marry your passion for science with an exciting career.

  • Environmental Science
  • Agriculture
  • Science

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I want to make a difference...

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I want to make a difference in young people's lives.

You have the potential to nurture and influence young people's lives by pursuing a career in teaching. Many of our students passionate about making a difference in young people's lives chose to study teaching.

  • Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Teaching (Primary)
  • Teaching (Secondary)

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I am safety conscious...

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I want to keep people safe at work.

If you get satisfaction out of looking out for people's safety, then a career in occupational heatlh and safety could be for you. Our students who have been passionate about keeping people at work safe have pursued rewarding careers within the workplace health and safety industry, across a range of sectors.

Explore our range of OHS courses to see if this sounds like the right option for you.

  • Occupational Health and Safety

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I find people interesting...

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I find people interesting and would like to understand their behaviour.

Do you have a curiosity for what makes people tick? Like you, some of our students who are curious about people and wanting to understand why they behave the way they do, have gone on to study a range of courses at CQU.

  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Business

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I like rules ...

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I like working with clear rules and boundaries.

I like numbers.

Whether you thrive on having a structure or embrace the opportunity to debate, students just like you have chosen to study our law and accounting courses. We offer a range of dual degrees so you can balance your preference for boundaries with complementary disciplines such as IT, psychology, criminology and more.

Explore our suite of courses within the accounting and law disciplines to see if there is something that appeals to you.

  • Accounting
  • Law

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