How do you know what career choice is best for you?
I am a high school student lately it has been a bit blurry when trying to decide what's the best option for a career because in the long run, I want to be happy with the choice that I make. I have a lot of varying interests which, makes it even harder to decided what I want. #college #jobs
The best advice I can give is don't limit yourself. Take generals your first year or two of college to discover what you love studying. Take advantage of any shadow programs or opportunities to volunteer or visit work places you are interested in. Career aptitude tests can help give you ideas, but the only way to know what you want to do is to try doing it. And there are so many different careers, or types of careers out there! For example, I'm technically in marketing, but I work for Verizon Wireless managing new product launches. That is very different from my friend who is also in marketing, but she is designing TV commercials for different car companies.
In high school I loved science classes, and I volunteered at the local hospital because I wanted to be a doctor. In college I instantly declared as a pre-med Biology major, and ended up hating all of my Biology and Chemistry classes. My academic advisor made me wait a year before declaring a new major, and that worked out great for me, because I took a bunch of general courses and discovered a love for history. When I was first hired for an entry level job with Verizon the most important thing is that I had a degree, what I majored in didn't matter.
I knew that I made the best career chioce when i woke up every day passionate and fired up to start a new day. I knew it was right for me when it no longer became work and more fun. I look forward to coming into my job and this is the first way you can tell if a career is right for you!