some thoughts on this. any career has jobs somewhere, otherwise that career would have vanished. however, having said that,

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we want a job somewhere. Most of new immigrants eye on computer or accounting due to two reasons, 1. more job opportunities, 2. less language requirements. Anyone with limited savings arriving in a new place with high expenses, he is scared, no wonder. He has no preference on his career any more, just pick a job, any job. Plus, with the new economy, the demand mainly focuses on the IT jobs, and most people project IT as computers. With no doubt, most new comers dive into computer training right away to get a quick landing on a programmer job. As long as the businesses are going, the demand for accounting remains. So, wait a second, the businesses do not only require accounting skills, the only barrier prevents pepole to think of other business related jobs is the language. In fact, in many companies, the people with the best sales often turn to be Chinese! So, as long as your English is not so bad, as long as you feel you are brave enough to speak to others, don't give up your marketing talent. As long as you have good pepole skills, don't give up your management skills. When you go into an MBA program, please don't just think about financial analysis. If you intentionally use your talents, you will keep it and you will benefit from it. Don't just label Chinese as techos, don't label yourself as merely a techie. If you like computers, fine, welcome to the party. If you don't like computers, think carefully your career 10 years from now on before you get on board. Same to accounting if you enjoy the numbers. There are many other related careers as well. For example, if you like art, there is graphic design. However, if you like touring around, why not get a truck license and be a truck driver? If you like to deal with warehouse or system control, why not take a logistics major? If you like guns, exersice the shooting in your basement or backyard and represent Canada in Olympics someday. As said, all the roads to Rome. Okay, take a piece of paper now, do a brainstorming on what you'd like to do, and go from there. Good luck, friends! Where there is a will, there is a way.
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