A Career in Somatology Requires a Recognised Diploma Qualification
The working world has become increasingly specialised. People who want to get ahead and forge a career in this challenging world have to specialise accordingly. Some 50 odd years ago, possession of a matriculation certificate was considered as being quite adequate, but nowadays, a mere matric gets you almost nowhere in the workplace, if you can find employment at all.
If you do happen to strike it lucky and find employment without undertaking further post-matric studies that provide you with a formal qualification – a diploma or a degree, it may be just that – a job and not necessarily a career.
What is the difference between a job and a career? A job is something you do or work that you undertake to earn money. Job seekers are generally not too terribly fussy about the nature of the tasks assigned to them, because a job does not necessarily require the person to have specialised knowledge and skills, nor is it inevitably a passion or vocation.
These people may have a series of completely unrelated jobs in diverse industries or fields throughout their working lives. Jobs may be short-term undertakings. Those who change jobs frequently are known as “job hoppers” by the recruitment industry.
Your Career, Profession, or Occupation
A career, occupation, or profession refers to the (career) path that you follow, a path or progression which is dedicated to your particular field of study or specialisation. In most instances, one’s career stems from education and training that culminates in a formal qualification, such as a diploma in somatology.
As the somatologist continues on her career path, she advances in her somatology field via the progressive acquisition of knowledge and experience, position, status, or seniority in her specialised profession – as a professional somatologist. One may perform various tasks or jobs in the course of a career, but they are all related to and focused on one’s specialised occupation, field, or profession.
All-Important Diploma in Somatology
It’s evident that one must have a recognised, accredited diploma to become a professional somatologist, but where should one enrol? Keep in mind that one is required to complete a 3-year period of full-time study at the selected somatology college.
Isa Carstens Academy, a leader among South Africa’s somatology specialist schools since 1978, is one of the best choices you can make. Our somatology school (inclusive of our diploma course and qualification) was the first of its kind in this country to be accredited in 1978 by the prestigious international body, CIDESCO.
Accreditation has been maintained. Enrol for your diploma in somatology at our Stellenbosch or Pretoria campus, and join the Isa Carstens students and alumni that continue to dedicate themselves to their specialised careers and clients.