It is always advisable to get advanced career training throughout your lifetime. The ideal way to progress in a career is to have the mindset that you are always learning and that education is not just a “phase” that you go through when you are younger. In fact, lifelong learning is a great way to continually succeed at greater and greater things.
Career progression and training
Throughout a career, it is advisable to mix it up with education at whatever available opportunity there is. Before most people start in a career, they will go to school for it. You can usually take career specific courses in college or university, although technical high schools exist as well where you can be placed in a manual career as soon as you are out of school.
When you finish your first set of training that you take before a career, you are given a certificate that allows you to practice in that field. Then, depending on the career you are looking at, the state and federal governments may require you to get licensed as well in order to practice. This usually involves an intensive test as well as a fee. This type of system assures that only the best professionals are working with the public.
Most of the fields which require strict licensing and education do so because of the responsibility that the professional usually has towards safety and health. On that note, many of the careers that require licensing are related in some way to both health and public well-being. Doctors, lawyers, nurses, plumbers, electricians, private investigators, security forces, cosmetic professionals and many more fields have to be trained and certified because they are directly involved in the well-being of the public. You want there to be trust in these essential services and not rampant capitalism, so these systems have to be licensed and certified.
Further training and career progression
Most people who want to advance to senior positions in a career should be seriously considering advanced career training of some sort. Almost every senior position justifies the higher salary by asking for more responsibility. The responsibilities in senior positions usually increase dramatically, so the extra training is needed.
When it comes down to the question of what kind of training you would like to do to be qualified for a more senior position, you really have two choices: either you can continue to specialize in your career or you can take a related field to broaden your knowledge and make you more suitable for a leadership position.