i am in the 12th grade and i am just beginning to explore my future career, what are some careers and helpful next steps i should consider based on my passions and interests
At school, i am most interested in engineering, chemistry, and biology, while my hobbies include mechanics, gaming, and sports. A topic i am passionate about is electronics. What are some career options that best align with these interests and what are some helpful next steps i can do in the near future?
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VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are new fields that intersects gaming, mechanical engineering, optics and electronics.
Also, modern medicine is so advanced nowadays that they have gone beyond just chemistry, and many involves mechanical and electrical components.
Since you have so many passions, I suggest you enroll in a general science program in your freshman year and continue your exploration. Take a wide variety of classes and talk to other students and professors to understand the type of research they are working on.
Meanwhile, continue to tinker in your spare time. Join a robotics club in your school if there's one. Some of the best products are born from people's garages!
As a security professional, I know having a programming skill set for information/cybersecurity is beneficial. You may want to research that career option further. It will have growth for many years to come in an industry that often doesn't have enough candidates able to fill opportunities. In the event this interests you, below is more information about a program from SANS that is an industry leader.
Biomedical engineering also seems like a good path to follow that combines some of your interests and hobbies. Read up more about this field and what the programs are like that are offered by universities.
Dr. Eric’s Answer
You have some great interest, and with those interest you could have a broad range of careers. I would link my interests with my hobbies, when you look at career options you want to think about what is it that you would enjoying waking up every day to do. Since you do enjoy engineering, gaming at sports, maybe you can investigate the programming realm for game development. That will give you the ability of coming up with games that you enjoy. I’m sure while you are playing games you say to yourself; I would have this game do something different. Well being a developer you can have the ability to create those games, and I believe that will match your interest with your hobbies.
I suggest a combination of Job shadowing, researching the projected growth and career opportunities in a career before investing time into a degree, researching the institution that you want to attend, and getting a head start on your resume. You can never start to early building a strong resume and prepping for interview strategies.
Cyber security is an awesome option that may fit your interests. Also technical support, network engineering, and even Game/software development. Biomedical engineering and programming may also work for you. I wish you the best of luck.