Figuring out what career one should pursue is sometimes difficult. I don't believe it's just about passion but rather a combination of what you enjoy doing, what you are good at, and the careers that are on demand.
Here are some things to think about:
- Think about what you enjoy doing. Do you like meeting new people? Do you like working alone? Do you get excited when someone says, let's think outside of the box, or when they say, let's find the bottom line numbers? Do you prefer to be outdoors and being mobile? Or do you prefer being behind a computer?
- Think about what you do well. Does it come easy for you to sell things or ideas? Are you a good communicator and getting your thoughts across well? Is it easy for you to motivate people?
- Look to see if there is a demand. Are there any job openings like the one you have an interest in? Are companies interested in the skills you are offering?
Once you have answered some of these questions speak to a mentor, a coach, a school counselor, and bounce your ideas off of them. They will be able to offer some suggestions and point you in the right direction. Remember, the first job you take, doesn't have to be your ultimate career. Use that job to learn what you need to get to that ultimate career.
Wish you the best!