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what career would be best for me ?

I am a high school senior & I’m not sure what career I want to do but I enjoy typing, writing, and solving problems. #high-school #career #motivation


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Donna’s Answer

Dandya;

Making a career choice is scary, but no one can make that choice for you but yourself. As a senior the pressure is on for you to make a decision, get applications into colleges, etc.. Where are you with all of that?

If you are unsure, here are my suggestions:

Talk to your school counselor and take some of the career and personality assessments. It will help give you direction in your decision. College offers many opportunities in today's society, but it is not the be all end all. Trade schools are other options. If you have the drive and desire to make a name for yourself, there are many online opportunities to do freelance work for individuals and companies.

If you are still unsure and not confident in a decision. Think about military service. You will take the ASVAB test and it will assess your job strengths and weaknesses. When you go to MEPS, they will offer you several different career fields, choose one and the military will train you and employ you in that field. That being said, the military allows you to experience independence and many job fields in a controlled environment. After your initial enlistment you can decide to stay in or get out and go to college or pursue a career as now you have significant job skills, have demonstrated leadership traits, and will have greater confidence in yourself.

A word of caution at MEPS. Recruiters are salesman in a sense of the word. They have quotas to meet and their objective is to fill some of the less glamorous jobs as well as the highly sought after. When you are making decisions and signing contracts, make sure it is what you want for the next four years of your life. You are not in the military at that point, and you can walk out of there and make other decisions in your life if what they offer does not sound like something you would be happy with.

I myself took this route. Worked as an electronic repair/installation technician. Stayed in for 10 years. Now work as an engineer in telecommunications and in the process went to college and got my bachelors degree. I have mentored and seen several youth take the military path. Some stayed in, married and are raising families. Others got out and are going to college or have successful careers. And yes, there are those that got out and are still struggling - but that comes down to poor decisions and actions on their part.

Donna recommends the following next steps:

https://www.yourfreecareertest.com/
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take personal inventory in yourself and your desires and aspirations
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talk to other people and ask them how they got to where they are today. What was thier decision path
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Donna’s Answer

Dandya;

Making a career choice is scary, but no one can make that choice for you but yourself. As a senior the pressure is on for you to make a decision, get applications into colleges, etc.. Where are you with all of that?

If you are unsure, here are my suggestions:

Talk to your school counselor and take some of the career and personality assessments. It will help give you direction in your decision. College offers many opportunities in today's society, but it is not the be all end all. Trade schools are other options. If you have the drive and desire to make a name for yourself, there are many online opportunities to do freelance work for individuals and companies.

If you are still unsure and not confident in a decision. Think about military service. You will take the ASVAB test and it will assess your job strengths and weaknesses. When you go to MEPS, they will offer you several different career fields, choose one and the military will train you and employ you in that field. That being said, the military allows you to experience independence and many job fields in a controlled environment. After your initial enlistment you can decide to stay in or get out and go to college or pursue a career as now you have significant job skills, have demonstrated leadership traits, and will have greater confidence in yourself.

A word of caution at MEPS. Recruiters are salesman in a sense of the word. They have quotas to meet and their objective is to fill some of the less glamorous jobs as well as the highly sought after. When you are making decisions and signing contracts, make sure it is what you want for the next four years of your life. You are not in the military at that point, and you can walk out of there and make other decisions in your life if what they offer does not sound like something you would be happy with.

I myself took this route. Worked as an electronic repair/installation technician. Stayed in for 10 years. Now work as an engineer in telecommunications and in the process went to college and got my bachelors degree. I have mentored and seen several youth take the military path. Some stayed in, married and are raising families. Others got out and are going to college or have successful careers. And yes, there are those that got out and are still struggling - but that comes down to poor decisions and actions on their part.

Donna recommends the following next steps:

https://www.yourfreecareertest.com/
Saved!
take personal inventory in yourself and your desires and aspirations
Saved!
talk to other people and ask them how they got to where they are today. What was thier decision path
Saved!

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Steward "Tony"’s Answer

If you want to be a millionaire, study from millionaires! But if all you really want is a career, a purpose and/or a path that makes you happy, fulfilled and can help pay bills as well as save for those rainy days (like millions of us do), look into what you already love doing.

If its sales? GREAT!, I.T/Systems? GREAT! Music Production? GREAT!, Art? GREAT! etc. etc. etc.
Because in my extensive career, I have watched thousands of career professionals who earned degrees in field that they did not like, could not handle or just lost interest in.

My friends planes and mansions, my friends own groceries and hair salons, my friends have restaurants and night clubs, my friends are happy doing what they are happy doing and they put the time and effort to learn how to do what they love doing. These are the people who would benefit from a person with your skills and passion of typing/writing and problem solving. Careers on that path would be rewarding if it is your desire to build a clientele (friends) which you can write for (ads, grants, publicity, commercials, manuals, etc.) that would spread the word of the remarkable talent you bring to the table.


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Ian’s Answer

All of the answers above are excellent. Awesome skillset!
Problem solving is great skill to have to allow you to do anything. HR, Regulatory and Law would be a good start!
I would suggest once you find out a potential career that you might be interested in (it could be 5 different options) then find people who work in those industry and chat with them. From there, you might even be able to shadow them or intern at those place.
I believe that until you go try it yourself, you won't be able to know if this is the career you want to pursue. When you try a specific job and you don't like it. Don't think about it as waste of time, it is a lesson for you to know that this is not a career for me. Perfect, now I only need to find out which one is the best from the rest of the 4 options. In addition, you might also find a surprise career that you never knew it exist and fall in love with.
This is the art of trying and finding, you got this.
We believe in you!

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Aaron’s Answer

Hi Dandya,

To find what career would be the best fit you should first think about what you like to do then after you decide what you enjoy doing then look at careers that fit these areas. When you research careers that are available then conduct more research into these areas and learn about them more with the job opportunities available, at education involved to work in these fields. Since you enjoy typing, writing and solving problems I would conduct research in these interests and see what careers use these skills. These types of skills can be used in jobs that involve working in the office such as a secretary, and receptionist who are assistants. Hope this helps.

-Thank you,
Aaron

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Yijing (Jenna)’s Answer

Good skillsets - if you like help other people and would like to start your career after the high school - maybe you can start with some document writing, or admin/office assistant.

If you are thinking to go to college, there are a lot of majors can be built on your current skill set.

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Melissa’s Answer

The things you enjoy doing are really important skills for any career you choose. Writing=communication, and any field, any career and any job will benefit from someone who likes to write and can communicate well. Problem solving skills are also needed everywhere. Whether you look for a creative career, a communications career or any role where you are working on a team, or working face to face with customers, helping others solve problems creatively is a very valuable skill to have. My advice is to find our what excites you--people, technology, figuring out how things work, etc, and follow that path.

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Evan’s Answer

If you enjoy writing, typing , and solving problems then you should research what career paths you can go down using those skills and what education is needed for those positions you are interested in from there. You may want to look at transcription or coding if you enjoy typing and or problem solving.

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Simeon’s Answer

You could be a journalist, but I think you would really enjoy being an editor. Editors can work for newspapers, but can also be involved in the process of book and journal publications. You could potentially end up working in a number of different industries as an editor. You'd be able to solve problems in others writings and bring out the best qualities in their work. Plus, this is a great career for supporting yourself as well if you want to pursue your own writing.

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James’s Answer

Those are some great skills and interests. Career paths can be quite different depending on how much if any post high school education/training you are considering. One area that I think could fit your interests and span different levels of education is the field of executive assistants through to chiefs of staff. An executive assistant at the right level is doing a lot of interesting and valuable work - they are more like a teachers assistant; doing some of the work of the teacher and instructing students at times, etc. Then there is the related chief of staff role, which differs depending on the company, but it is like combination of an executive assistant and a chief operating officer. Hopefully that will give you some things to consider. Good luck!

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Karen’s Answer

Have you thought of being a Product Design Researcher or know anything about that? A friend who does that for a living said she interviews customers who use her company's products, understands paint points they are facing, and comes up with ideas to solve those problems. You'd be able to type notes when listening to the customer, write up ideas, and solve customers' problems. Hope that helps!

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Crystal’s Answer

Typing, writing, and problem-solving opens up a world of options for you. Writer, programmer, researcher, transcription, HR, law, etc. In terms of narrowing down career choices, I suggest doing internships, shadowing and talking to people in careers of interest. Try to identify what you like and dislike about the roles since careers are much more complex than just study topics. Best of luck!

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Craig’s Answer

Good combination, maybe you can help people with writing material or in IT support?

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