Brittany A.’s Answer
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First, let me tell you that it's okay to not know what you want to do right now. Some people know exactly what they want to do and do it. I have a friend who's always known that she wanted to be a doctor and she is one now. Some people try different things to figure out what's right for them. I wanted to be a fashion designer, a storm chaser, a medical illustrator and an engineer. I even started out as an engineering major in college and I am now a lawyer. I met an older gentleman who was a doctor for many years and then later decided to go to law school. I say all of this to say that everyone is different and that's okay!
Have you thought about what you like to do? I think that's a very important first step. Do you like math and science? If you do, then you can consider being an engineer, a scientist, an intellectual property attorney, a doctor, or a dentist. Do you like to read and write? If you do, then you could be a lawyer, a writer or an editor. Do you like computers? Then consider computer science or game programming (not sure this is the right term for it). Do you like art? Consider graphic design or advertising? Do you like learning about business? Then consider finance. Do you like talking to people and telling them about products? Then consider advertising, marketing, or sales. Do you like fitness and working out? My younger brother lives in the gym and constantly researches new fitness routines so he is looking into going to college for physical therapy. Do you like helping people? Then consider teaching, health care (medical assistant) or social work or even combining other interests to work at a non-profit organization. Do you like working on cars or fixing things? Then think about learning a trade so you can be a mechanic, a carpenter, an electrician, or a plumber. The key thing is to think about what you really like and see if there are jobs/careers that will let you do what you like to do.
Then, if you need a degree to get there, start looking into trade schools, 2-year and 4-year colleges to see if they offer programs that will teach you about what you like to do. If you are still unsure but know that you want to go to school, then enroll at a school that lets you try different classes before declaring a college major or start off at a 2-year college and get your basics out of the way while you make a final decision. Also, try to talk to a guidance counselor to see if he/she can help you figure out some areas of interests. Ask people who know you like your parents, grandparents, etc., who may have some good career ideas for you based on the things they see that you are good at doing.
You are still young and have plenty of time to decide what you want to do, and even then you may change your mind a few times. The important thing is that you keep trying until you find the right area/job/career for you.
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