It is never an easy matter to help a youngster to choose the right career for them. They go through school, making steady progress; they have school visits to various industries and do work experience in the upper years. If they have had a good rounded education and exposure to news and current events on tv, they will have a good grounding and a rough idea of what each industrial / legal / medical discipline involves.
With the expectation that every child starting school will have the same opportunities later on, there should be no problem with anyone going on to do higher education of any sort – the only bar to this being financial. So much rests on whether the student gets adquate backing and funding for the longer courses, be it training to be a doctor, vetinerary surgeon, solicitor or barrister of law. Every career needs good backing at the start and something definite to aim for at the end of the training.