One of my favorite and my profession is a Project Manager. You have the ability to work in almost every industry, so there is flexibility for sure. You can get certified and earn more money, eventually. With the projects you lead, you can be an instrument of large change and transformation, exhibiting leadership skills in many aspects of your work.
Best of luck to you!
And hello neighbor! I grew up in Streamwood. Thank you for your question. As others have already offered, asking yourself additional questions to narrow down your career choices can also help you further define:
1. What you are passionate about (or interested in).
2. What you are good at.
3. What jobs can meet your passions and talents, and also help you have a successful job or career.
I started my career as an administrative assistant (which required a lot of project management, caring for details and helping lead work projects). That entry-level position allowed me to first join a great organization, learn as much as I could and also decide what other areas of the business I wanted to work in, then build the connections to get me there.
Best wishes for success in your career and educational goals.
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