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I’m having trouble choosing a career?

I’m a 20 year old female, and I graduated high school in 2017. After high school I had signed up for community college right next to where i went to high school. Days before starting college I dropped out because I found another college where I got a certificate in Medical Assistant within 9 months. So now I’m here again.. I signed up again for community college. I want to keep studying, education is very important to me but Idk what major to do. Basically I don’t have my life planned out. I love medicine. I been thinking of going into Nursing but idk exactly what to do. Also money is a huge problem for me. i want to do 2 years at community college and then maybe transfer to university to do nursing. Please help. #tech #college #career


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David’s Answer

I recommend to write down five things that you would do even if you were not getting paid for it. Then write a personal philosophy based around your interests and morals. You should be able to find a career related to the information that you wrote down. Then follow the money.


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Sarah’s Answer

Its okay to not have your life planned out, who does at your age? Its time to put some work in and figure things out for your future career. There are so many resources in junior college and at a university for you to be able to sit with an academic adviser and administration rep to figure our your next steps and what it will take to enroll and start your journey. I have provided some helpful steps below in where to begin. First start by researching and if you know medicine and nursing is it then find the junior college in your area and go have some talks. Never give up. Success is in your hands and its all up to you on how you define these stages of life. You're never to old to pursue your dreams. Dream big and reach your goals. Stay positive and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sarah recommends the following next steps:

Find a community college that has a study in the medical or medicine field.
Talk to a academic adviser for help with enrollment and degree plan.
Enroll for classes
Once you complete your two years then you will have some knowledge under you belt to now find a university to complete your studies.

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Kara’s Answer

I went through the same thing, because I have many interests. Some helpful advice from my previous career counselor was to think of your top two or three interests and then separately two or three things you are good at. Then decide do you want to do something that you are naturally good at that isn't necessarily your dream job, but fulfilling because you can do it well or if you want to do something that greatly interests you, but you would have to work really hard to develop your skill. Also the word career doesn't mean you need to have one job forever. For example presidents usually have a long career doing many different jobs before they actually become president.

Also, for your happiness and health do your best not to compare yourself to your peers by remembering their successes or their development doesn't affect yours or make your life any less exciting/ valuable. Everyone is on their own path on their own time.


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Tony’s Answer

What is driving your interest in the Medical field?


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