What careers should I look into?
For years I have been trying to figure out what career/field I should go into. I have been looking into healthcare, but I decided to consider other fields to make sure that's what I want to do. I am interested in math, science, technology, art, agriculture, and photography. I am also a people person and I want my future job to have a great work-life balance, a good salary, and I don't want to be in college for any longer than six years . I can't seem to find the right job that meets all of my criteria. Please advise.
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My advice to you will be to first sit down and think about what career field you will possibly be interested in pursuing and do thorough research on them. I was once that student attending college not knowing exactly what I wanted to pursue until I actually did research. Like you, I wanted work-life balance, great benefits, and didn't want to be in school for 6 years. First, I planned out how I was going to determine what career path I wanted to take and what I was going to change my major to (it was biology at the time), so I wrote a list of my personal interests and hobbies.
Then, I did thorough research based on my list. I knew that I love communicating with others, expressing my creativity (writing and making collages), traveling, and helping others. So, I determined that I wanted to major in business or public relations. I changed my major and then started looking for internship opportunities right away and got the chance to be a Marketing Intern at a branding agency.
You don't necessarily have to follow my way of doing things, but I will suggest the following:
-Volunteer. Volunteering for businesses in different industries will help you narrow down what it is you'll love or not love doing. Look into different volunteer opportunities on your city's job board websites, career services on your college campus, or ask friends and/or family members. This will give you an insight into how a day-to-day job will look like in that industry. So, dig in deep on searching for some interesting volunteer opportunities.
- Internships. - Internships are another great way to figure out if you'll enjoy a certain career or not. It's a great way to figure out what you like or don't like and what's your strongest skills or weakest. Spruce up your resume and get two other people to look at it. Then start applying to some internships with different businesses in various industries you think you're interested in. Some internships are paid, but most internships do not pay. However, don't let that affect whom you're applying to because they're paying you in gaining new skills, meeting new people, and networking. Apply to at least 3 internships a week.
Those are some of the things that I did personally that helped me. You seem like you have an idea of what you'll like - just don't let money play a factor in it.
As you are interested in different fields, you should probably consider to try a couple of the paths you think on pursuing. You can try volunteering, try an internship for a couple of months, attend a course etc. This way you will figure out what you will like to do in the future. You do not need to worry that if something is appealing to you now, it will not be in the future, the some job can be done from different perspectives.
Also, it would be great to discover you personality type and your strengths, this might give you also a hint on what it is important to you. You can try the following: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register.
I highly recommend to discover you personal values, these will guide you to what it is important to you. You can start from this list: https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Values.pdf. Find 30 values that are important to you, and next narrow the list to 10, and next to 3, ordering also, from the ones that are the most important to you, to the least important. Discovering your personal values can ease your life, as the decisions taken will be led by these values, acting as a personal guidebook.
Ruxandra recommends the following next steps:
It appears you may have interests that could lead to career in Engineering or Architecture. I would suggest you go on-line to find out detailed information on what you need to know about becoming an Engineering or Architecture major in college.
The Engineering majors would provide more diverse opportunities, e.g., Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Civil Structural, etc. All pay well and the BS degree can be gained in 4-5 years. An engineering school with COOP program provides the student with payed work assignments in your field of study for half the year while attending school full time the other half. This mix occurs after a successful freshman year for the full school year.
I'd be happy to help with any specific questions you may have.
Best of luck,
Ted Kobel, P.E.
It may take some time, switch different jobs/companies a few times and it will find you...
I think a lot could be gained from just traveling right now, for a year, maybe two, Use your feet as well as your head.
The sad reality in the USA is that there IS NO work-life balance. I suggest you pack your bags and start traveling, Europe first. Ask how much vacation they get, where they go what they do. Europeans will be glad to share this and maybe an hour into a conversation after all the hobbies and leisure pursuits are discussed you might learn what they do for work. Meaning work to live, not live to work. My point, on work-life balance is your WHERE is going to be a huge factor, maybe more than your WHAT if you're really serous about this objective. Deal with HOW last.
Try to identify the field in science and technology that excites you, devote your time in first having a strong grip on the skills that excite you and then start developing your business acumen, financial acumen.
Enroll into Toastmasters clubs around you which will help you improve your communication and leadership skills with a specific focus on public speaking.
It seems like you are interested in multiple fields. I would suggest to consider trying volunteering work, an internship maybe for a couple of months, for attending a couple of courses regarding the fields you have mentioned. That way, it will give you a better understanding on where you see yourself fit more.
I would highly advise you to proceed with what you like; Prior to thinking about Salary, work-load, etc... Being satisfied with what you do, and enjoying it will most likely put you in a situation of success.
Hope i was able to help. GOOD LUCK!
Research thoroughly about it and talk to people engaged in that field so as to have a insight into work culture also.
That'll help narrow your choices down.
Work life balance is important so it comes down to respecting your time and make sure you are doing things for yourself that aren't necessarily work related! :) Good luck!
This depends on your passion in life. What are you personally interested in and what hobbies do you like. When picking a career you would want to first see what interests you and then find the path to be successful. Think about what you currently like doing and match it to a career.
Career we should look into is what we are passionate in .
Which will keep us in doing such work for lifetime.
There are lot of hot jobs :
Software , Networking, Automation.
Auto mechanical Engineer. Doctor , Professor , interior designer ,
Youtuber : In politics , Travel , Technology.
Actor , Choreographer.
It is on you for what you have passion for and do you think you suit for the job.
For Example some people might be interested in coding and they should try to enter the software industry.