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#career-choice #career #career-path I am a fifth grader going to 6th grade and I don't know what to do. My dad is pressuring me to choose my career and find a colleg, but how do I know what I want to do for sure?


Thank you everyone for helping me! I told my dad that I was a little too young and that I wouldn't most likely like the same things when I am older. I gave him a list of interests and I found some colleges that had all of them! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! Mochi Y.

Great update Mochi. Like so many other great answers here, I agree with giving yourself time to research and find out more about your interests before choosing a career. I have two daughters who both recently graduated college. One finished grad school and knew exactly what she wanted to do since early in high school. Every individual is different. Be sure to give yourself the time you need to think about it, do some research, and find out where your strengths and passions are. But congrats to you in starting the process to think about it and seek advice on a great platform like CareerVillage. Best wishes to you in your future goals and please keep asking questions. We are here for you! Melisa Cameron

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I completely understand Mochi.

It's one of the first big independent decisions of your academic life. Most likely your parents have hammered into you, choosing a major in college is an important decision. It's important to listen to your parents' concerns and advice. However, it's important for you to remember it's ultimately your major. You will have to do the work and ultimately leverage that major as you transition into the workforce.

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS?

The first thing to consider when picking a major is what you like to do. By the time you graduate high school you’ll have enough information and experience from your classes to figure out what you might or might not be interested in pursuing. When choosing the right career path for you, the most important thing that you need to remember is to stick to your interests.

• LIST 10 THINGS YOU LOVE – Listing what you love doing, both inside or outside the classroom, is a great way to see possible paths you can take. If you enjoy art and drawing but you’re also interested in technology, consider majoring in graphic design. If you’re into business and traveling, investigate majoring in international business.

• STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES – Figuring out your strengths and weaknesses can help you assess what kind of major to go into. For example, if public speaking isn’t really your thing, you might want to avoid majors that could lead to careers like being a news anchor or spokesperson. When it comes to your qualities, pay attention to how you respond in certain situations. Are you the type of person that aims for perfection? Do you respond well to pressure? Your answers to these questions will help you figure out the next step after you’ve determined your interests.

• BE PATIENT – Decide on what type of business you want to be involved in and then get the necessary knowledge and develop the skills needed to make it happen. Don’t decide on your career path just because you’re being pressured by your parents. Your ahead of the game, you've got plenty of time out to figure out what you really want to do. Making a career out of what you love doing is not as easy as you may think. Expect to encounter a few bumps in the road while you’re treading down the path that you’ve chosen. Give it time and continue striving to achieve what you’ve envisioned for yourself. Besides, success is always sweeter when you know that you’ve worked really hard for it.

• JOB SHADOWING BENEFITS – Job shadowing is a useful way to learn about a particular job of interest. It involves spending time following a professional in that job. By observing the life of the professional for anywhere from a few hours to as long as a week, you'll get a sense of what that job is really like. By providing a snapshot of a day in the life of an experienced professional, it can help you decide whether or not you think you would enjoy and feel passionate about the job. It also can help you decide if your skills match the career field of interest and how your skills from school and other jobs might translate to this job.

• TAP YOUR SCHOOLS RESOURCES – The best source of college advice is your school counselor. They’ve helped lots of students who are making the same decisions you are. Your school counselor can tell you more about college majors and program offerings. Your school counselor are trained to give you the best advice as to how that would impact your chances of finishing school in a reasonable amount of time. You deserve to have a successful academic experience wherever you go to school. Fortunately, your school counselor feel the same way regarding your success in school. Students who do well in a particular program will recommend other people for that program. This helps both the student and the school get better and set a foundation for long-term success for everyone involved. Therefore, your school counselor will do everything that they can to make sure that you graduate with a degree that will suit your future career goals and aspirations.

Hope this was Helpful Mochi.

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Don’t let anyone crush your dreams, keep in mind there is a huge difference between a childhood dream and a dream job.
Do what you love, don’t let anyone jeopardize your career choices, including yourself.
Don’t rely on fate for your career. Professional success is about putting yourself in a position to create opportunities.
Do what you have to do to determine what type of job will make you feel happy and fulfilled.

Amazing answer Jim! Couldn't agree more! Susana Blanco

Your Welcome Mochi, It was my Pleasure. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.” John Frick

Its really good to start listing your strengths and interests so you can choose your career. I am really happy that you started this discussion, it will inspire so many other kids. Shobhit Agrawal

Great answer Jeremy Steinhaus

Thank You Jeremy. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi John Frick

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Jim’s Answer

There are a multitude of answers for this question, most folks would say the old fashioned, "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." However, as a millennial myself, my truth was that i found myself working in a field completely unrelated to my schooling, due to the small amount of jobs available in my area. I would say if you are willing to move around the country, then yes follow you passion and chase the job you want to do wherever it may land you. If you want to stay near home i would do research into the largest employers in your area, what kind of work they do and what, within these businesses, may interest you personally. The good news is if you find yourself with steady work in a field that may not spark a passion in you, you can work towards your dream goals through online schooling and training while earning a livable wage.

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John’s Answer

Mochi,

You have received a lot of good advice from some highly educated and intelligent people with real life experience. As a parent of two collage grads doing well, I will talk about your parents. I'm sure they are trying their best to look out for your interest, there are no rules about choosing a major for college other than declaring a major by your 3rd year, and yes it could change one or more times. It sounds to me more like your parents would like you to have goals. That is a great idea because it gives you something to aim at or a direction to go in. It's easier to focus on getting a goal rather than being aimless and feeling anxious, and drifting without clear goals. Just going into the 6th grade, as stated before doesn't give you enough life experience to know all that will be available to you. So make smaller goals that will ready you for a career. That would include taking classes that challenge you and that will open up more opportunities for different colleges. In doing so, by the time you finish High School, you will most likely know what areas interest you (you can have more than one). So, thank you parents for being interested in your future and let them know you will need a little more life experience and information before you can make such a big decision.

Until then, do well.

John

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Brett’s Answer

Hello,
I will try to be as helpful as possible. I know it can seem a lot when a parent is asking for an answer you may not have. You are in my opinion a little young to determine now what you will do for the rest of your life. However that being said does not mean you cannot dream! Are there any things that you really enjoy? Space or nature those may be things you would look into like science/math/engineering. Or do you like to help your friends at school you may want to be a nurse/doctor/police or fire person. These might be some things to think about and that you can tell your dad you are interested in. I would also recommend talking to your dad and letting him know you don't know what you want to do yet and that what you give him for an answer today is almost guaranteed to change in 10 years or more. You are young and have a long way to go to figure out what is best for you! Live life, be happy and enjoy being young while you can! We all grow up too quickly! Don't forget to Dream, and Dream Big! As you get older you can determine what you want to do, but for now enjoy all the things that being a kid has to offer! Best of luck!

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Malisa’s Answer

Your father may mean well however a career choice at this stage may be a bit premature. However, you should start to notice if you are interested in more science (including medical), the arts or literature. This will help you with future class selection and thus career selection. Please don't over think it at this stage. Enjoy 6th grade and being your age - don't try and grow up too soon.

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Kevin’s Answer

I think you are to young to have to make life decisions on school and career yet!

I would normally recommend taking aptitude test to help determine your interest, which may help you in determining what careers maybe of interest to you but I think you are probably still a little too young for the test to be of value to you!

you're still growing, developing your interest

I would recommend reading, reading everything that interest you
read different types of books, magazines, continue to grow and learn

when you are older 15 and then again right before you enter college take the aptitude test see if they give you insight in to your interest and potential career interest

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Mac’s Answer

My gut feeling is that you might be too young to determine your career - it's difficult to know and make sure what you really want yourself to do as a career. Life can be so different and there is a whole world out there for you to explore. But, nevertheless, I think finding a college is a good idea - my experience told me that it can open the eyes to have a broader view, which is sometimes even more important than what you will learn.

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Demetrio’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

What makes all of us interesting is our personalities, the way we do things and the way we think, while being respectful of others. This also makes us different so that we can share ideas and work and play with others. If we were all the same and liked the same things, life would be a little boring. The most important outlook is to understand your parents as they care about you and your well-being. They want the best for you.

To start thinking about what you might want to be, what you might study and what college to go to, is not a bad thing. It actually brings up your interests. People, Parents, friends all ask, so, "What are you going to do for work, what College will you attend." Yes. It does seem overwhelming. Listen to it and understand it is part of everything.

A resolution is as simple as observing certain professions and tying your interests with those professions. Keep in mind that the way things have been done or the way work has been planned out is changing. You are already part of many changes, today. You are learning how to adapt to change and this is really important. Have fun and, at same time, explore your interests whether it is you like to read or figure things out. You might like to paint or, even, work with the computer. Advertising, marketing or customer service. A really important phrase I grew up with stated," If you do what you love, you'll never consider it Work." Make sure you enjoy exploring your interests ad observe how other people do things and, most of all, have fun and ask your parents questions about certain interests.

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Trent’s Answer

Hi Mochi,
Right now you have plenty of time to decide what you want to do. Many people I knew I grew up with did not have any idea what they wanted to be until we were juniors in high school. At this time you should be focusing on what you enjoy whether it be a subject in school, or a hobby or sport. Dig deeper into what you like and that should give you some ideas what career to eventually choose.

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Camellia’s Answer

Don't feel pressured by your parents. You are still very young! I know many people who have started in one field and then gone onto something totally different, for example one lady was a lawyer for many years then switched to studying to become a vet at age 40!
They say that we go through on average 6 different careers.
One way is to try work experience, in year 10 at high school, this is something we go through in Australia/New Zealand.
You spend 3 weeks shadowing someone in a job. It allows you to see what their daily work routine is like.
Perhaps you can ask around and see if a company will take you on for even just a few days now.

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javier’s Answer

This is always a difficult question at any age.
First advise will be if you are passionate about a specific subject or activity, that is a first sign of where to go. If you do not have yet something that you are passionate, identify other things you are good at, things that move you and make you feel good.
Be patient, life will always present an opportunity and the "aha" or 'wow" moment will emerge.
Explore options, talk with people that just finished their studies, ask as many questions as you can.
What motivated them? why they like it? how they enoy it as part of their day to day life?.
In today's world and with technology advances, many carrers will be created, new jobs that do not exist now, will emerge.
Many adults who thought their careers were going to be done forever, have been forced to reinvent or with the new advances found their "aha" moment, and made the switch for better opportunities.
Life is a delicate balance, career, studies, family, personal time, travel, etc., but always adapt.

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Mark’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

I'm sure your Dad has good intentions, but it is way too early for you to be concerned about selecting a career. Learn as much as you can in school and your other activities. You will develop interests and skills that over time may direct you toward careers you will find enjoyable and rewarding.

Best wishes!

Mark

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Racheal’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

I think it is great to be thinking about possible directions you could go in with your future career but I don't think it is critical to get it all figured out just yet! Figure out what interests you and start looking into careers that involve those things. It is never too early to start researching. If it is closer to time for you to go to college and you still don't know what career path is right for you that is OK too. Find a college with a broad array of majors and take the first year or two to get your core classes done and see if anything in those interests you. Even if you do decide on a major at the beginning, don't be afraid to change it if it isn't feeling right! Everyone's path is different so do what works for you and you will figure out in the end.

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Jason’s Answer

Sometimes it takes time to choose the career that is right for you, I didn't find mine until 2009 when I started with my current company. Prior to that, I was in the Military and tried a couple different paths after exiting. In some cases the right career takes time before it presents itself.

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Devron’s Answer

Mochi, good afternoon. Before I started college, I went to the public library and found a book on careers that would be in high demand for the next 20 years. Then i paired the careers that would be in high demand with my own personal likes and dislikes. Keep in mind that you may want to consider a career that can support the quality of life that you prefer. Also consider whether or not you need an advance degree such as an MBA, JD etc.

Devron recommends the following next steps:

Make a list of careers that interest you
Ask family about their likes and dislikes regarding their careers
Consider the compensation

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Diane’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

You have a lot of time before you need to figure out what career path to pursue. I found volunteering and interning (when you are old enough) can help you to determine areas of interest and even areas you do not wish to pursue. For now I would say it is most important to focus on grades, sports, activities, and community. Eventually you will figure out the right career for you. Good luck!

Diane

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Aloy’s Answer

There is nothing called a prefect career, you do not know it from you birth. Yo go on learning and exploring things, right after you start your school. There are things that you might have liked it at school but are irrelevant now. As you grow and and learn things, you understand your passion. Some people know it from the outset and some take years to find out. For those who know what their passion is, they can blindly follow it. But who do not, the best thing to do is always choose the best option available to you, which will help you with a secure lifestyle. People become chefs after they have graduated as Engineers. A pragmatic approach is always better, where you have secured your present and immediate future and can keep on exploring different horizons.

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Demetrio’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

What makes all of us interesting is our personalities, the way we do things and the way we think, while being respectful of others. This also makes us different so that we can share ideas and work and play with others. If we were all the same and liked the same things, life would be a little boring. The most important outlook is to understand your parents as they care about you and your well-being. They want the best for you.

To start thinking about what you might want to be, what you might study and what college to go to, is not a bad thing. It actually brings up your interests. People, Parents, friends all ask, so, "What are you going to do for work, what College will you attend." Yes. It does seem overwhelming. Listen to it and understand it is part of everything.

A resolution is as simple as observing certain professions and tying your interests with those professions. Keep in mind that the way things have been done or the way work has been planned out is changing. You are already part of many changes, today. You are learning how to adapt to change and this is really important. Have fun and, at same time, explore your interests whether it is you like to read or figure things out. You might like to paint or, even, work with the computer. Advertising, marketing or customer service. A really important phrase I grew up with stated," If you do what you love, you'll never consider it Work." Make sure you enjoy exploring your interests ad observe how other people do things and, most of all, have fun and ask your parents questions about certain interests.

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Dan’s Answer

Mochi, I was in the same situation that you are in. So what i did was select a school that has all types of majors that may spark your interest. In your first 2 years you take core classes. During this time it gives you a chance to take a variety of course work and there will be some classes that you find more interesting than others. This can usually help you find the major that fits you best. Someone may go into college thinking they want to be a Business Major but they enjoyed their Science Lab and end becoming a Biologist. That is the awesome thing about college you choices are endless.

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Camellia’s Answer

Don't feel pressured by your parents. You are still very young! I know many people who have started in one field and then gone onto something totally different, for example one lady was a lawyer for many years then switched to studying to become a vet at age 40!
They say that we go through on average 6 different careers.
One way is to try work experience, in year 10 at high school, this is something we go through in Australia/New Zealand.
You spend 3 weeks shadowing someone in a job. It allows you to see what their daily work routine is like.
Perhaps you can ask around and see if a company will take you on for even just a few days now.

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Lisa’s Answer

Choosing a career for the rest of your life is challenging. Since my girls were in elementary school, we also stressed to them to choose a career that will make them happy. Choose a career that will challenge you. You still have time to decide where your career path will lead.

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Kevin’s Answer

I think you are to young to have to make life decisions on school and career yet!

I would normally recommend taking aptitude test to help determine your interest, which may help you in determining what careers maybe of interest to you but I think you are probably still a little too young for the test to be of value to you!

you're still growing, developing your interest

I would recommend reading, reading everything that interest you
read different types of books, magazines, continue to grow and learn

when you are older 15 and then again right before you enter college take the aptitude test see if they give you insight in to your interest and potential career interest

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Eric’s Answer

Hi Mochi!

Great question! I'm sure your Dad is very proud of you and wants nothing but the best for you and your life. The best advice I can give it to try and explore a few different subjects as you go through schooling. Also, think about what some of your most favorite subjects are in school, whether it's math, science, arts. In my career, I changed my job and career 3 times before I settled on my job now as a Computer IT professional. Always do your best in school, study hard, strive for the best grades so you can get in the best schools. You will find your true calling as you go through school.

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Frank’s Answer

You’re so young to put this pressure on yourself. Just live your life and figure out what makes you happy over the next 12 years.

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Neysa’s Answer

Son jovenes disfruten la vida y vayan creciendo poco a poco. Enfocados en que algun momento seran adultos y deben trabajar para tener una carrera profesional. Nunca dejen sus estudios hay que prepararse para ser personas profesional y de bien que puedan aportar sus conocimientos para crear un mundo mejor.

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javier’s Answer

This is always a difficult question at any age.
First advise will be if you are passionate about a specific subject or activity, that is a first sign of where to go. If you do not have yet something that you are passionate, identify other things you are good at, things that move you and make you feel good.
Be patient, life will always present an opportunity and the "aha" or 'wow" moment will emerge.
Explore options, talk with people that just finished their studies, ask as many questions as you can.
What motivated them? why they like it? how they enoy it as part of their day to day life?.
In today's world and with technology advances, many carrers will be created, new jobs that do not exist now, will emerge.
Many adults who thought their careers were going to be done forever, have been forced to reinvent or with the new advances found their "aha" moment, and made the switch for better opportunities.
Life is a delicate balance, career, studies, family, personal time, travel, etc., but always adapt.

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Brian’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

Good for you for thinking ahead. Might be a little early to completely lock in a career.

You may find that you have to try a few things before you find out two magic things to be really successful. 1. You have to be good at it. 2. You really have to like it. One without the other can be difficult.

I would look to your school's outside activities and other resources to start answering those questions. And don't worry about having to know that right away. Many of us in business and other careers started out doing something very different that we are doing today.

Good luck!


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Eric’s Answer

Hi Mochi!

Great question! I'm sure your Dad is very proud of you and wants nothing but the best for you and your life. The best advice I can give it to try and explore a few different subjects as you go through schooling. Also, think about what some of your most favorite subjects are in school, whether it's math, science, arts. In my career, I changed my job and career 3 times before I settled on my job now as a Computer IT professional. Always do your best in school, study hard, strive for the best grades so you can get in the best schools. You will find your true calling as you go through school.

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Diane’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

You have a lot of time before you need to figure out what career path to pursue. I found volunteering and interning (when you are old enough) can help you to determine areas of interest and even areas you do not wish to pursue. For now I would say it is most important to focus on grades, sports, activities, and community. Eventually you will figure out the right career for you. Good luck!

Diane

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pranab’s Answer

Hi I perfectly understand you and what you are going through.

You can start by understanding what you are good at .Try giving some aptitude test to know your strengths and weaknesses .

Check with your parents and other resuces like your school what you want to become and what are your interests

Read some books about what is required to get into the job, visit the places to get a better view of it.-Get habituated to it

Once you have made up your mind what you love becoming ,set your goal what your need to acheive,

This will help you choose the right career path

Regards,

Pranab

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Jeremy’s Answer

Hi Mochi,

My son is older than you, graduated from community college, and is still unsure as to what he wants to do long term. In my opinion, that's okay. He's a hard worker, has a job, doesn't despise it, but doesn't love it either. Each person figures it out as they go through life. Some people figure it out before "adult-hood", others it takes longer. Both are okay. Long term, you want to enjoy what you are doing. I've known people that have gone to school for one thing, and their career is something totally different from that. That's okay. Even once you are in school, you can pick a different major down the road. I imagine it is difficult trying to please your parents, while unsure what is right for you. Talk to them about that, explain that you are mature enough that you have time to figure that out. Even do some research on Google about what industry leaders went to school for. For instance, the head of Amazon.com went to college for physics! Marvin Ellison, the CEO of Lowes Home Improvement went to college for marketing. People change career paths all the time, and that's perfectly fine! I wish you the best of luck!

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Britt’s Answer

Hi, Mochi!

Many students don't figure out what they want to do before they enter college. And many of them change majors during college, like me. And that is ok. At this stage in your education, think about what you look forward to during your school day. Do you love going to the library with the class? You could major in library sciences, or history, or English. Is art your favorite class? There are a number of creative majors. Maybe your favorite part of the day is lunch or study hall when you can chat with friends. You might find that courses in psychology or sociology interest you later in life. Do you love animals? You could major in veterinary sciences, agricultural sciences, or biology! Maybe science or math is your thing - there are so many possibilities in the STEM fields. If P.E. is your favorite, you could study sport medicine, education, or management!

As for finding a college - if you aren't sure of the major, your best bet would be to find a college that offers a variety. But you can also narrow your choices based on their location. Perhaps you really love the city; luckily most cities have great higher education options available. Maybe you like the country - there's also plenty of colleges out here in the middle of nowhere where I live!

But don't feel like you are locked into the decision that you make today. I started my educational trip in fashion. Luckily, I went to a big college with lots of majors, because when I discovered I really didn't like the major, it was easy to switch to something that I loved - history and literature. And also know that you could tell your dad today that you really want to be an accountant - but in 25 years, you may find yourself doing something completely different, and loving it!

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Raffaele Davide’s Answer

Monchi,

If you have not found what you'd like to do for a living, I'd suggest you start working where your passions are.
If you like make-up, I'd suggest you start working for any store related to it and see if you can see yourself working in the field for the rest of your life.

I hope it makes sense!

Good luck.
Raffa

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Benson’s Answer

You are lucky. You have a great father. You can think.What is your passion? You can try to ask your classmates to take feedback, because you have to understand yourself first. After you got the faceback, you need to reflect. Those are more suitable for you.Reflection is very important to you.Please remember your passion.

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Gary’s Answer

While it’s good to have a career path in mind, as you grow-up, learn and change so will your career interests. When I was your age I wanted to be a veterinarian, then a professional athlete, and a lawyer. I ended up running social responsibility for a bank, helping to make sure we are taking care of all our communities and stakeholders. My advice is to find a career that inspires you, that way you can get up everyday and love what you do. Dream big, work hard and align your personal interests and passion with your profession.

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Idikula’s Answer

A college degree is critical as it shapes a lot on the thinking and problem solving approaches. What interests you most is the area best suited for to pick your area of study and specializations.
If you want a high paying job then specific areas may be targeted and of course you can expand knowledge in other areas as well easily these days with dual degrees, certifications and so on.
Its best if the area you pick is of your best interest and has a good pay potential too. In the days ahead its good to know computational thinking and programming as a base skill so you can invest into them soon. and then if Bio Science interests you there are huge possibilities in those areas as well.

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Morgan’s Answer

Finding a career that you enjoy is essential to living a happy life! What are some hobbies or topics that interest you? You don't always need a college degree to be successful but if you're looking to "make the big bucks" a degree may be essential to get into that job field

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Brett’s Answer

Hello,
I will try to be as helpful as possible. I know it can seem a lot when a parent is asking for an answer you may not have. You are in my opinion a little young to determine now what you will do for the rest of your life. However that being said does not mean you cannot dream! Are there any things that you really enjoy? Space or nature those may be things you would look into like science/math/engineering. Or do you like to help your friends at school you may want to be a nurse/doctor/police or fire person. These might be some things to think about and that you can tell your dad you are interested in. I would also recommend talking to your dad and letting him know you don't know what you want to do yet and that what you give him for an answer today is almost guaranteed to change in 10 years or more. You are young and have a long way to go to figure out what is best for you! Live life, be happy and enjoy being young while you can! We all grow up too quickly! Don't forget to Dream, and Dream Big! As you get older you can determine what you want to do, but for now enjoy all the things that being a kid has to offer! Best of luck!

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Katherine’s Answer

Hi Mochi!

The fact that you're even thinking about planning out your career choice and college means you're so far ahead I can't even begin to explain. Congrats on that already. I can't wait to see what you do in this world.

To the point of parents pressuring you, that is something that is so real especially when you are as young as you are (im 23 and live on my own i still feel it sometimes!) Something that's been helping me recently when confronted with decisions is writing down what i like and what i don't like, so that when you do make a decision you can point to the reasons why and they will be YOUR reasons, not your dad's reasons for example. And then even if you decide later you made the wrong decision, you will know it was an educated decision, you will learn from it, and you will make an even better decision next time. Just make sure you always come back to your own reasons.

I'm so impressed with you already, hope this helps!


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Deanna’s Answer

Hi Mochi!

The great news is that you still have plenty of time to explore and decide what careers you may be interested in and what college may be right for you. It's not too early to begin thinking about this and kudos to you for getting an early start!

My best advice to you is to think about what interests you and what you are passionate about. For example, do you love animals, helping people, working with children, problem solving, etc. Exploring potential careers in areas where you have a strong interest could be a great first step. Once you've narrowed down your interests, you can then look at colleges that offer programs in those specific areas. Once you enter high school, you'll begin going on college visits and meeting with guidance counselors at your school who will also assist you with this process.

Choosing a career path in a field that you are truly interested in and motivates you to get up in the morning and get the day started is important, so spending some time truly exploring your interests and careers that align with your interests is a great first step in the process.

I hope this was helpful to you and best of luck to you as you begin the college and career search!

Deanna Markham

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pranab’s Answer

Hi I perfectly understand you and what you are going through.

You can start by understanding what you are good at .Try giving some aptitude test to know your strengths and weaknesses .

Check with your parents and other resuces like your school what you want to become and what are your interests

Read some books about what is required to get into the job, visit the places to get a better view of it.-Get habituated to it

Once you have made up your mind what you love becoming ,set your goal what your need to acheive,

This will help you choose the right career path

Regards,

Pranab

#iwork4dell

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Kanika’s Answer

Hey Mochi! I clearly see what you're going through because I myself have been in your exact same shoes. Do not stress about choosing one perfect career for you right now, but rather on making yourself knowledgable on all the diverse fields there are today! So you can find your perfect fit when it is most needed! (Hint: COLLEGE!)

Kanika recommends the following next steps:

Research! It will help you discover what is best for you!
Talk to your teachers and figure out what you are the best at.
Take career quizzes online!
Talk to professionals in the fields you're interested in.

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Morgan’s Answer

Finding a career that you enjoy is essential to living a happy life! What are some hobbies or topics that interest you? You don't always need a college degree to be successful but if you're looking to "make the big bucks" a degree may be essential to get into that job field

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Rachel’s Answer

I know that your Dad means well, but it will take some time for you to figure out what you really want to do; you're only going into the 6th grade. However, once you figure out what you love to do, look for ways to make a career out of it.

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