I would recommend Learning and Development (L&D) in a corporate environment as a place to look for an amazing career. It does take a passion around wanting to make people better through learning. That is going to be at your core. Many people take the education route to this type of job. However, that is not the only major that would make you valuable in a Learning and Development (L&D) department in a business. (Other names for this department include Human Resources, Corporate University, Training Department.) If you are interested in being an educator, one of the pros of this job is it pays more than public education and has some incredible benefits depending on who you work for. In my role as an Instructional Designer, I get to play with a lot more technology than I would in public education. I have access to creating videos, a wide variety of design tools, and a great variety of my tasks. I can go from creating a leader-led training to web-based training to virtual training to videos. Every week can have exciting changes.
Good luck on finding a job that you love. It is very rewarding to love what you do.
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Having a slow paced environment with similar workflow from day-to-day could be the best chill job for some people, but it may not be preferred for people who are seeking growth and trying to achieve learning experience.
Having no change and keeping the same procedures may require less work for some employees which some people prefer, but for people who are proactive seeking for changes could view changes as a good improvement and learning curve.
The best job is the job that fits you the best. You'll need to find out what you like the best.
This is Sunny, what I really think that is like you want to have amazing career, the first first thing is like you really have to know what you really interest into. Why I am saying this because if you find some job but you don't like it even the money is good enough but you won't work for long time. I use to work in bank for two years and the money for me is good enough. But the job type is very boring and I don't really like to work in such as this kind of like that job. So that I plan to change it to the other job and try it. And lucky now I find a job I really love to work on it. At least I don't feel boring and I feel that fresh everyday to go to work so please if you want to find a amazing career for yourself first is like you really have to know what is your interest and what you really like.
This is a great question!
What's makes a great career? What's a good job to get? The short answer to these and similar related questions is: it depends.
In my opinion, having a great career is the result of loving what you do and being very good at it. Like the other answers above, it takes some introspection, willingness to explore, and skill development.
Something you can do at the moment to get started on this journey is to think back on what you like to do - both in school and outside it - and dig deeper. For example, if you enjoy writing essays in class, you can get more specific and ask, "What about writing do I enjoy?" and "Why do I enjoy it so much?" Answers to those questions will be good insights to guide your job search and show you where your passion can blossom. It'll also show you what skills you can develop to get even better.
With that being said, try to take a wide-variety of classes in high school so that you can get a bigger picture of different possible careers and see what things interest you or do not interest you. If you are still undecided when moving into college, or have changed your major in college several times (as I did), do not worry; many people, myself included, will tell you that is nothing to worry or be concerned about. Try to do the same thing in college if you are undecided: take different types of classes that may interest you in and talk with your advisors in college, as they will be a great help to you in determining what career path best suits you.
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This is definitely something of a personal preference, and sometimes you have to try a few things before finding the right thing!
What are some of your strengths and talents? What are some things you love to do in your own time?
Perhaps meet with a school counselor or educator that you trust to look into different things.
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Happy Day to you! This is an important question, but those of us who love our careers will be a bit biased frankly! For instance, I'm an educator and wouldn't do anything else, but it took me a bit of a journey to come to this pathway.
Here are my suggestions...take some of the free career interest tests below, some are better and more reputable than others...but regardless, they will be fun to take and you can decide what you think about the results. Then talk to people who are in the fields that you are interested in. Shadowing and interviewing are two other ways to see how folks enjoy and balance their work/personal lives. Also, do some Internet research and speak with your school counselor for advice and see if you are able to take a Myers-Briggs test through your school.
Best of luck, Dr. B
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