Careers: insights & realities

Sound recordist and Wildscreen Award winner Mark Roberton what it takes to succeed in his line of work.
If there’s one thing Davy Liu has learned from Disney films, it’s that dreams are worth following.
Many of us will be familiar with the forensic doctors on TV shows like Cast le and CSI. So what is it like to be a real-life forensic doctor?
Do you picture yourself in a white coat, scurrying over gleaming floors with a stethoscope wrapped around your neck?
Movie making may seem fabulous – and there are certainly perks, but there’s a lot of hard work involved, too.
Becoming a vet is something lots of people dream of, but exotic animal specialist Dr James Blanshard talks about the realities of life in his chosen career … No one likes to think about the downside, but you need to consider it if you are serious about working with animals
Warren Lee presents music career options, including teaching. Here he is (third from left) with some of his students: (standing, left to right) Jonathan Ma, Lauren Yuen,  Dominic Law; (seated) Alison Kwok, Claudia Ng, Helen Yu
It can be fun to take those career path tests, to see what professions you are most suited to, at least according to some computer algorithms. But for some professions, like being a musician, those tests are quite unnecessary.
Probation inspector Carmen Leung (left) and budding policeman Li Chun-kit.
It might not be as glamorous as the police dramas on TV, but joining the force is an appealing career choice for many young graduates. As with any government job, you are guaranteed a steady income and good benefits...