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Career choice is one of the key decisions among student's life. Correct decision will give success in their professional life. The study objective is to determine role of career guidance in professional career choice among secondary school students in Karachi, Pakistan. It’s a Cross sectional study and 489 participants were selected through simple random sampling. Structured and Validated questionnaire were used. Chi square test and logistic regression were used to determine the association of career guidance in career planning. Mean age and standard deviation of participants were 17.13 ±1.29. Most of males (46% and 27%) seeking assistant for education related and career counseling respectively and after adjusting covariates revealed that male’s gender, students scored high grades and high education level of parents were more likely OR 2.33 OR 2.05 and OR 1.99 respectively) to seeking assistance from counselors in career guidance, while students with lower educational aspirations were least likely (OR 0.78) to seek counselors for career planning. Study found that male students and parent’s education level were important role in career guidance seeking. There is need for awareness of career guidance through workshops, seminars and media for promoting career guidance among students.