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How do you choose which career you want to pursue when you don't know what you'll excell best in?

Asked Shafter, California
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Dear Aurora-
I had the same question when I graduated high school and went to college. I studied chemical engineering for a year in college because I thought I liked it- but then decided on nursing because my mother had been sick and in the hospital. I talked to some nurses and decided that was what interested me- I wanted to feel that I had helped people. I have been a nurse now for 30 years and haven't regretted that decision. I think sometimes you need to just start out in something, but be willing to change your mind when you get into it- It's a big decision because you want to be happy in your work-- since most of us need to work for such a long portion of our lives!

My oldest son actually liked Chemistry and thought he wanted to do that- when he had been in college for 2 years he switched to Economics! He is very happy with his decision. Best of luck to you Aurora- Maybe choose your favorite classes and go from there. Teresa

Last updated Aug 22 '16 at 06:11 PM

There are quite a number of free career aptitude tests online. They might be a fun way to explore possibilities.

Consider a B.A. in English and Political Science. You will come out with a well rounded, analytical and balanced view of the world. Those talents are very important in assisting teams of all types, you can then specialize in graduate school in a program related to those courses where you have achieved success and that have piqued your thirst for more "working" knowledge.

Best to you, Aurora!

Last updated Aug 21 '16 at 11:04 PM

The best way to evaluate whether you will like a career is to get an internship or part-time job in the field. You can then evaluate whether it is a good fit for you and learn more about yourself in the process. You should also talk to people (through an informational interview) in the field to learn more about the day-to-day work and what it takes to be successful. Best of luck!

Last updated May 11 '17 at 04:21 PM

I would recommend you take an altitude test and see what you might have better abilities in, then you can see what you feel you have the most interest in, then as you u go through college you may be exposed to something that changes your mind. Try to find something you have a passion for our real inters in cause the working day and years is long and you would be happiest working in an area that you find enjoyable. Good luck

Last updated Dec 14 '16 at 01:14 PM
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