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I am in the 9th grade what are some career path that best align with my interest.

At school i am most interested in History and Career and exploration.My hobbies include softball, volleyball and cheer.A topic i am passionate about is animals , sports and culinary.What are some career options that best align with my interests. #career #career-path #career-options

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Simeon’s Answer

One of the careers that jumps to mind for me might be journalism. If you enjoy history and a wide variety of topics from sports to animals to cooking, you might enjoy writing about these different topics for a living. It sounds like you'd prefer to learn about a wide variety of topics and keep exploring new topics. I think you could be an effective communicator if you learn how to inspire the same curiosity and interest in others through your writing.
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Scott’s Answer

Hi Alexia. During your high school years, you will be exposed to a broad variety of subjects. It is important to explore these subjects not just for the content itself, but also to determine the things that you enjoy. For example, do you like writing? drawing? Reading? Arguing? Building? Often time, it is these skills that will best enabled you think about where you want to focus your energy later in life. Oh, and remember, learning what you don't like or "failing" is hugely valuable as well. It is all part of the process. Good luck
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Kim’s Answer

Hi Alexia
You have been given some excellent advice by mentors. You may also want to consider exploring insight into your natural strengths. And together with your interest building a career plan from there. There are several assessments that can help you. My favorite is StrengthsFinder. The resulting report will share your true strengths and how they help shape your career path. Best wishes to you.

Kim recommends the following next steps:

Research strengths assessments including StrengthsFinder to determine the best for you.
Take the assessment and review the resulting report to help with your career planning.
Retain the report for reference as your career progresses.
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Ritesh’s Answer

Hi Alexia,
I would simply say 'go ahead with your area of interest'. It is not a good idea to pursue a career which you don't like, as later that may become a problem.

Try exploring and learning about things as much as you can. Over a period of time, you will start realizing what you like studying more.

It is possible that since you are in 9th standard at the moment, you might not be aware of what could be a good career choice. Nevertheless, keep talking to people whom you know, who are in different industries. Parallelly explore your school subjects - It could be anything which you like reading about more - in any of the streams of Science, Humanities or Commerce.

No career is a bad career, however, being in a wrong job at a later date might make you unhappy. By the time you reach your 12th grade, you might be able to get further clarity. These are your foundation years. Read, read, explore! But pursue something which you are truly passionate about.
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Jessica Sera’s Answer

Hi Alexia,

It seems like you have a lot of great interests! There are definitely a lot of career paths that could potentially align with your interests. Particularly, you mention a few interests that relate to sports - sports, softball, volleyball, and cheer. There are a lot of careers within the field of sports such as becoming a coach, physical therapist, athletic director, etc. If you are passionate about teaching sports to kids, you can also think about being a summer camp counselor.

In addition, you mention that you like career and exploration. A couple of jobs that align with this subject are being a recruiter or career counselor. These two jobs assist individuals with finding and applying to jobs.

Your interest in animals can directly translate to becoming a veterinarian. In addition, your interest in culinary relates to a career as a chef.

As mentioned, there are plenty job opportunities that align with your interests. It would be helpful to begin exploring your interests more deeply and gain practical experience working in a certain field. Along with your interests, have you thought about what your strengths are? For example, a strength in communication would assist you in a career working with people. Also, is there a particular setting you see yourself working in? For example, a school, office, hospital, etc.? Reflecting more on your interests and strengths may help narrow down some career choices.

I hope this helps, and best of luck!

Jessica Sera recommends the following next steps:

Gain practical experience working in a field you are interested in.
Reflect on your interests and strengths.
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