Deciding a career path is a long and difficult process that most people will have to go through at some point in their lives. Money aside, there are so many different factors to consider and weigh up that is can make for a challenging process.
Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that you make the right choice in order to find satisfaction in your work, and this ultimately can take a considerable amount of time.
While it may not be one of the first jobs to spring to mind, working in border security services has become an increasingly feasible option, in part, thanks to a wave of TV programs that closely follow this line of work.
There are a whole host of reasons why this could be a good career choice, with some of the top considerations outlined below.
Work with a diverse group of people
Diversity is an important, yet often understated aspect of jobs that can have a sizeable impact on the way you view the world. Surrounding yourself with only those of the same ethnicity, nationality, political views and interests can lead to a narrow-minded perspective and limited knowledge
Working in border security puts you face to face with people from all walks of life, not only those who are passing through but your colleagues as well.
The likes of Canadian border services jobs, in particular, encompass a wide variety of people from all different backgrounds.
The CBSA offices are located in every province in the country, meaning those who join the agency could end up in completely new surroundings, working and interacting with groups they never would have before.
Experience variety in your work
Repetitive and predictable jobs are the most likely to incite a level of boredom within employees, as they learn to expect no change from what they have been doing in the days, weeks and months before.
Working in border security, particularly as an officer on the front line, means that no two days are the same.
Other than meeting new people every day, there will be unexpected challenges and interesting new developments happening all the time that will keep the work from becoming monotonous.
While some of the challenges may prove difficult or stressful, in general it will feel like a more fulfilling job when there is a greater degree of variety.
High level of job security
Crossing borders is something that people will always need to do, regardless of the economic situation, thus providing a high level of job security for those working in border security services.
Job security is important within a career, as you need to know that your job isn’t going to be suddenly and unexpectedly pulled from beneath your feet.
Look for jobs that can offer stable employment and don’t appear as though they could become steadily redundant over the coming years.
There are some industries that are more immune to these changes than others, and border security is one of them.