The world has become more specialized than ever before.This, in turn, reflects in that high school in some countries are narrowing down to a few subjects in greater details. However, others maintain with wide range of different subjects. It is felt that education with broad subjects is likely to benefit student's career prospect in the long term. This will be shown by looking at how such form of education can bring more career options to students and a specialized vocational education can limit one's career.
Firstly, educating secondary students with broad subjects extends more career opportunities. Taking myself as an example, when I was in high school, I was not sure what my strengths and interests were, yet still I had to learn varying subjects such as mathematics and history. The foundation of mathematics built in college helped me progress well in my engineer career and the history learned in high school also played a key role in my later sales career and personal life as well. This example clearly shows, the merits of broad education in secondary schools can bring to students in the long term perspective.
On the other hand, skill-focus education excluding some subjects refrains students from further development towards professionals. For instance, footballer training course in some college of US may focus on preparing students into professional football players and ignore other subjects. With high incidents of injury and short life of football career, a retired football player often find difficulties in retraining themselves into other professions due to lack of fundamental knowledge in high school. This outlines that one's career can be limited by excluding some subjects in secondary colleges.
In summary, as above shows how more careers perspective can result from education with broad subjects and the adverse effect of excluding some subjects leads to limited career outlook. It is thus believed that high school education with broad spectrum of subjects will benefit students in their long term career.