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“Career beliefs are conglomerate of attitudes, opinions, convictions that seem to cohere together to create mind-sets that underlie people’s orientation to the idea of a career” (Arulmani& Nag-Arulmani, 2004). “Socioeconomic status is an economic and sociological combined total measure of a person's work experience and of an individual's or family’s economic and social position relative to others, based on income and education, and occupation” (Okioga, 2103). The Career Preparation Process Model (Arulmani& Nag-Arulmani, 2004) suggested that process of career decision making occurs within a specific socio-cognitive environment and within this, career beliefs and socio-economic status interacts and influence the career choice of the individual. Keeping this in view the current study will investigate socio-economic status as a predictor of career beliefs among secondary school students. The study included 720 secondary school students (360 boys and 360 girls). Career beliefs was measured using Career Beliefs Pattern Scale Version 3 by Arulmani (2012) and for measuring socio-economic status of secondary school status, the Socio Economic Status Scale by Raji (2016) was employed. The result reveals that there is a significant but negative correlation between socio-economic status and career beliefs.