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Is the career path you took worth your time?

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Rachel’s Answer

Absolutely. I spent 14 years in school/training after high school. Now I work as a colorectal sugeon at a cancer center. While the road to becoming a surgeon is long and challenging, the daily sense of fulfillment and work satisfaction is unmatched.
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Erica’s Answer

It can be really difficult choosing a career, and many times people don’t pick the right one. It’s very normal for college student to change majors however, it is also beneficial to have an idea of what you want to have as a career. That’s why I personally believe that it is important to do as many internships, extra curricular activities and volunteers opportunities while you still can. This allows you get a glimpse of a variety of careers and maybe even help you recognize which you enjoy and don't. Nevertheless, choosing the right career path is important because not only is this something that you do as an adult but, it's also something that you should enjoy or at least not hate.
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Simeon’s Answer

The career path was worth my time since both of my degrees gave me important skills and qualifications to get into the work force and develop important life skills to boot. Even though I got a general business management degree, I was able to land a job working in audit. The classes I took gave me important context about the work that I did even though I didn't do specific training to be an auditor during college.
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Abdul’s Answer

The way i look at it, a job is something you do, but a career is something you become. Path to your career is not something you need to worry too much about while still in training or in school. What is important, is to have an idea of what you are good at and want to be great at. That requires some level of self understanding and due diligence. If you do what you are good and great at (assuming it is something that is generally preserved as productive for the society); then following that career path should naturally feel to worth the time and other resources.
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Tricia’s Answer

Hi there! Great question. I majored in Anthropology, and have found myself a career that pays extremely well and doesn't necessarily include what I studied in college. No matter what, it is important to get a college degree - no matter what that degree is - and know that throughout your adult life your career interests may change. I am now an Instructional Designer for Learning and Development for a well known corporate company in Oregon. Had I known this is what my career would have turned to when studying in college, then I may not have gotten the skills and experience I have now to become a global training expert. Keep your eyes and ears open for all experiences that may interest you! You'll learning something from every single one of them.
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Theresa (Tisa)’s Answer

Hi Demetrius
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.

Good Luck
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Chris’s Answer

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.


I truly appreciate the honesty and originality of your answer thank you. Demetrius S.

Hope it helps you, since I have decided to attend the local community college it has given me opportunities to work with young students on group projects that seem to have similar things going on. Good luck in figuring it out! Chris Clark

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Mike’s Answer

Absolutely. Need to continue to build those skill sets no matter how much tenor you have.
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Mike’s Answer

Absolutely. Need to continue to build those skill sets no matter how much tenor you have.
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Cheryl’s Answer

Good question! I have been fortunate to have the same career my whole working life.
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!
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Celeste’s Answer

Yes, I love my job and you should look into a career you love as well. We spend the majority of our adult lives at work. Do something you love and believe in.
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