When it comes to your career, it is something that will sustain you through the rest of your life. Many people look at a job and a career as a very different thing. A job is something that anyone can do, and is something that will sustain when you need money. But a career is a life long choice, something that you are making a conscious decision to do for the rest of your life.
Part of having a career is making the correct choices to keep moving forward in your field. In many cases, this means keeping up with your continuing education. Continuing education is a vastly important part of making the most of your career, and will rarely take up more than a few hours every year (unless of course you are going for a degree or masters). With continuing education, you are able to learn the newest trends in your field, and the things that are on the horizon.
There are certain fields, like call center management that always benefit from continuing education. These type of fields work very heavily with the public, and aside from learning the new techniques being used in the field, it rarely hurts to have a refresher course on customer service and how to best treat your customers.
Another field that benefits from continuing education is the medical fields. There are always constant changes in the field of medicine, and only through continuing education can those in the field hope to keep up with the way that medicine is growing and changing on a daily basis.
Besides industries and fields of study, continuing education should also be about building your skill set to make you a more attractive employee to potential employers. Taking classes or courses on advanced uses of MS Office, Windows operating system, graphic design programs, and industry specific software are also great options.