From training to working life 

After graduation, most people don’t know what they want to do for a living. There are hundreds of occupations and educational opportunities to choose from – and you are bound to find an option that interests you as well. You should think carefully about what you are interested in.  

When you are looking for an occupation that suits you, think about  

  • what your interests are, as they will help you act with determination and thus better achieve your goals  
  • the things you value the most and what you are good at  
  • whether there are any tasks that you don’t think you would be good at for one reason or another  

Don’t forget that you can never be sure if a certain solution is the best possible one. Don’t limit your options to just one – there can be many good alternatives when it comes to finding your dream occupation. Finding them will require a bit of effort.  

To discover different occupations, check the Occupations section, as it contains descriptions of different occupational fields and individual occupations as well as interviews with professionals from different fields.  

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Occupational employment prospects   

The Occupational Barometer provides a glimpse into the TE Offices’ views on the employment situations of various occupations.  

  • Whether an occupation is in demand or there are too many applicants per job  
  • Recent joblessness levels and the number of open spots available  
  • How the situation varies per profession in different regions  

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Check the ForeAmmatti Service

ForeAmmatti provides more information on the practical tasks of different occupations and their average salary levels  

  • how many jobs are available in the different regions of Finland  
  • how many are applying for the same jobs  
  • what kinds of skill requirements employers have included in their job postings.

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Help with choosing a career   

If you are not sure of the type of education or occupation you are interested in, you can try the self-evaluation test in the AVO career choice program.  With it, you can  

  • test which professions match your wishes and on what basis  
  • save your results, so that you can really look into the educational and vocational options that are available to you.  

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You can also talk to your local TE service psychologist about your situation and thoughts, and find solution to your situation with their help. These discussions are based on your wishes alone and they are always strictly confidential. You can also make an appointment for telephone or video counseling with a national Career Counseling psychologist. If you are looking for information about training, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Education Guidance service by phone, chat or on Facebook. 


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