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I have no idea what I want to do once I graduate from high school. What do I do?

I have no idea what I want to do once I graduate from high school. I am good in painting, art and craft and very much interested in Public Health. #doctor #artist #arts #arts-and-crafts #drawing-and-painting #sketching

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June’s Answer

In my opinion, you can do what ever you would like! Do you plan to go to college?

For many college applicants, there is a lot of pressure to "pick a career" before declaring a major in college. Instead, I would suggest taking a broader approach and investigate different departments or internship while you are taking your core courses.

A college degree opens many doors!

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Kristina’s Answer

The best part about college is your ability to shop for what you can pick as your career. You don't need to know exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life and honestly that is so much pressure. My last year of high school I was lucky enough to have taken a fun elective, graphic design, and just decided on a whim to attempt it as a profession. If you're interested in public health and art then why not set them up as a double major or one as your major and the other as your minor. The college will set you up with proper courses based on your desired profession. And the best part is if you don't feel the same after the first week you can drop the course. I dropped my minor after my first year because I realized it wasn't what I wanted anymore. Let your mind and heart grow and challenge yourself with a high goal. Your're on the right route but don't put too much pressure on yourself. It's okay to not know what to do. Just pick a stepping stone and see if it's for you.

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Sagar’s Answer

Hi Mohammed,

Most of the us never had idea what all we could pursue and achieve after high school. Its good you already have a inclination towards arts and public health.
You can check for the 'Applied Arts' courses and degrees if you are good with arts, painting, etc.
Also once you get into the college, you would find avenues and professors whom you can speak to for personal guidance.

Hope the links would be useful -

All the best for your future.!

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Isabelle’s Answer

I'd say start out by going to community college and completing your general courses. I didn't know that Psychology was something that I wanted to do until I took an actual psychology class. General courses are great for that because they're the gateway to degrees in certain fields. Just take it slow and don't rush yourself into something until you're sure.

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Andrew’s Answer

You may want to look into a career in Design. There are plenty of designers working on issues related to public health, and it's a career that requires a lot of the same creativity that you learn in the arts. Being able to visualize ideas for partners is also super helpful in helping groups with problem solving. Design is about a lot more than just aesthetics, and is a great avenue for improving public health,

Andrew recommends the following next steps:

Check out this video describing what human-centered design is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmM0kRf8Dbk
Check out this example of the ways you might utilize your artistic skills in a field like product design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BDMo12E8bM
Check out this example of designers drawing inspiration from nature to improve public design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMtXqTmfta0