I don't think there is a right or wrong time to find the career you will end up loving. I started out being a Computer Science major when I first started college, after 2 semesters I changed it to Business. I chose Business because I didn't know exactly what I wanted to be but I knew that I would have many options with a broad degree. Unless you plan on perusing a specialized career, such as Doctor/Nurse, etc. I think you can find a degree that generally fits your interest and then start to work at a company that you know provides a ton of opportunities. Whether that is a 2 year degree or 4 year degree, I definitely recommend college. I know college is not for everyone, but it does provide a foundation and is a great experience. My recommendation is to leverage your network, what types of careers do you have in you circle? Friends, Family, Neighbors, what do they do? Can you spend time shadowing them or at least taking time to ask them about their career, why they chose it and what they enjoy most about it. Research is key, but also knowing that there is no single path for everyone to take, everyone will have their own journey and if you learn to enjoy the journey and learn from mistakes/failures along the way, you will be fine.
Hope that helps you! Good Luck!
You have been given some excellent advice to help answer your question. I would also like to add that you may want to consider gaining an understanding of your true strengths and then build your career options from there. There are several assessments to help you with this process. My personal favorite is StrengthsFinder. The resulting report will focus on your natural strengths and what opportunities may be the best fit. It will help you narrow your focus to what comes naturally to you.
Best wishes for your success.
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