Mark recommends the following next steps:
The answer to this question depends on what career you choose. If it's in IT, there are several options that you can choose from: for example: Bootcamps (that are $$), and internships (some for free) until you land a job. Basically, if you are in the US, there is a Year Up, Genesis Program in San Francisco to help you land an awesome IT-related position in big tech companies.
Deborah D.’s Answer
This is a great question! Please bear with me as a walk this back a bit. I think it is important to understand the difference between a job, and a career, trust me you will have many jobs, but only a few careers.
Your question is pretty open ended, as in not having a clear direction.
Do you have any idea what you want to do? This is the question that leads to the answer. This is also where jobs come in. As you go through life, you will have different situations that will determine what you will need to do. I don't know what your situation is, or if money for school is an issue, but understand, school, money for school, where to go to school, what to study in school, etc., is an issue for everybody.
You may find that you have to get a job to save money for school. If you do; look for a job that will help with that.
Heck! McDonald's has a great tuition reimbursement plan. Also jobs will let you know what you absolutely do not want to do.
As you get out in the world, you will have experiences that will guide you to your answer, and often times a job will help get there.
Best of luck!