Theresa (Tisa)’s Answer
That is a complicated question. My path was not a straight line from school to working in the field i studied.
I am not sure if this is what is driving your question, but data shows the majority of people (other than doctors and lawyers) dont work in the field that their degree is in.
The degree is still important. I was a late in life college student. I know i became a better professional after i complete my degree even though i had been in the same field for 15 years at that point.
The answer to your question depends first on whether you are excited about the work. If you truly love the work, then what you have to do to get to do the work is worth it, whether its education or on the job training.
I hope some of this helped.
The career path that I chose was not a direct path, there was some trial and error along the way. To this point I can say yes it absolutely was worth my time. There are times where you will experience regret for a decision made along the way but what you learn from that can be almost as valuable to you. I decided to work first and am now enrolled at the local community college to enhance my skills and grow my career. It is okay not to know exactly what your path will be, just don't sit idle trying to make a decision.
First pick something you think will interest you not just now but well into the future.
Keep learning, keep studying, stay aware of whats out there and do something you enjoy
or if you don't enjoy it, that will make money so you can enjoy your life!
If you cannot decide pick 2 subjects that you are good at and see where that leads you.
Talk to as many people as you can so you can learn from their life experiences and make choices.
Good luck with your decision!