First, in the words of the great Douglas Adams, Don't Panic! Not everyone has a plan and chosen career by the time they reach their Junior or Senior year in high school. Sometimes the simplest opportunity to participate in a project, or activity, can make you suddenly realize you have found a path that you would like to follow. The best places to start determining career paths is to look inside yourself and think of those classes, moments, projects, extra-curriculars you participated in that you really enjoyed. What was it about that subject or doing that activity that excited you, made you fascinated, maybe brought you positive feedback from people on how you handled the work or people? Do you have any special interests or hobbies? From that little moment, you can then start to research how you could turn that enjoyment or talent into a career. Don't be afraid to reach out to people in those areas you might be interested in. Ask them what is the course of study needed, what brings them excitement from the work, what are the pros and cons of what it takes to follow that path. You will be surprised how happy people are to help and answer questions about their careers. The internet can be a valuable tool in looking into areas as you research these talents and interests you have. There are new career paths and opportunities that arise every year in many areas, and there could be new and different avenues you hadn't even been aware of. A little hobby can lead to an area of opportunity you hadn't thought of. A friend of mine use to do the editorial cartoon in our school newspaper. He was going to pursue a career in accounting because he was told that his math grades and scores should lead him in that direction, though he wasn't really enthused about it. A visiting teacher saw his cartoon one week and asked why he wasn't thinking of pursuing art. He told him to look into the graphic arts field and long story short, that friend is now a happy, successful graphic artists who works in the cartoon and video fields. So Explore. Have fun researching what is out there as you work through the process. If you are worried about pending college application season and where you should decide to go, perhaps going locally and taking classes at a community college or local university might be the answer. You can take some classes in areas you might be interested in, or take the basic core type requirements that most universities require before transferring to a location that carries the course study you want. The important aspect to remember is that nothing is ever locked in stone. Any education or training you pursue will be valuable and careers through the years change, adapt or entirely new opportunties surprise you and open up that you would never imagine you could pursue based on the degree or education you have. You can always take what you learned and apply it to something new and exciting that develops. Good luck!