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Im stuck, i dont know what i want to be.

Asked North Bergen, New Jersey

I want to be a youtuber , like something famous like travel , make money and content and vlogs. I also want to do something in the medical field for like babies or radiology or nurse. #medical #youtuber #nurse

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Alexandra’s Answer

Hi Liana,

As a quote from "Lord of the Rings" goes: not all who wander are lost. It is OK want to be different things, to have different experiences and to be undecided about your career path. There is no rule that you should have only one career either. Why don't you try shadowing someone who works in the medical field to see if you are still interested? As for your aspiration to be a youtuber, you can try that, too and see how you can get more subscribers while still being in school and/or pursuing a nursing career.

I have suggested some steps below.

Alexandra recommends the following next steps:

  • Pick 2-3 career options and make a list of what you like about them and what you don't like
  • Look for someone in that career field and try to "shadow" them for a day or talk to them about his or her experience.
  • If you feel particularly drawn to one of the options, try it. Do an internship or even volunteer work to see what it is like
  • Remember to talk about your mentors, family members teachers and friends about your goals and dreams. Also, look at online communities that share advice and experience, like this one here.

Sloane’s Answer

Hi Liana,

It's never too late to find something that fulfills your interests and passion. Also, finding some volunteer work, sounds like it could be a perfect fit based on your desire to be in the medical field. In your volunteer work you might find that you like different aspects of a medical career than you were expecting. Create a list of the pros and cons associated with your different volunteer work, and see if any of them can lead to an internship or full-time role. I'd recommend the following steps:

Sloane recommends the following next steps:

  • Take a local trip and create a blog.
  • Promote via social media
  • Volunteer in your community and offer your resources
  • Attempt to do an internship or help someone in need.