Your question implies that you are interested in pursuing engineering as a profession, which is admirable. The answer, above, gives some good advice for exploring your engineering options. To prepare for the profession, you will apply to and then enter an engineering college. Much of your first two years will be taken up with attending beginning classes in a variety of engineering disciplines. From this you will get direct experience with a number of different engineering fields. You will have ample opportunity to talk with professors from various disciplines. Hopefully at least one of these disciplines will appeal to you. You can then confidently enter that discipline in your Junior Year, reasonably assured you have enjoy an interesting and fascinating career.
Keep in mind that there will always be opportunities to pursue other disciplines later in your career if your interest in another Field should arise. Professionals commonly change their field of expertise partway through their careers. For instance, although I majored in Molecular Biology as an Undergraduate, I ended up as a Civil Engineer specializing in Hydrology for a Career.
Good Luck, Pete Sturtevant, PE
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- Get into a good engineering college