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What to do after highschool

I am a upcoming junior and is jsut very curoius on what next and i was think ing of maybe trying to gof ro a medical degreee #medical-school #college

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Cyndi’s Answer

Hi Tenzin,

Keep exploring your options!
If you think that a medical degree is right for you, start talking to people that are going through or went through this route.
Explore the colleges/universities that are offering the degree that aligns with your interest, and understand what it takes to complete the degree and what are your options after you have graduate. You might also want to check with your school's career advisor (if there's one), or even your favorite teacher on what resources are available and how the school can help. I believe most colleges/universities offer tours to seniors as they are about to make that decision, so grab on those opportunities and attend those tours! Sometimes they might also have a session where you can talk to university professors to understand more about the degree being offered.
As you talk to more people, your thought process might change and you might gain some new insights about the career or might even realize that this is not what you are interested in at all, and it's ok. Gather as much information as you can, talk to people, and make a decision that you are happy with.

Good luck!

Cyndi recommends the following next steps:

Start exploring your options and understand the career paths for each option
Talk to people (career counselors, teachers, friends, family, etc.)
Participate in any college/university tours
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Leo’s Answer

Embrace the curiosity! As you exit high school and enter college, use this opportunity challenge yourself about what you like and narrow your choices so that you exit college having learned a lot about yourself and have a start to a career. I recommend entering with an idea (or two) of what you want to study and have a career in, but challenge yourself with questions throughout the year to make sure that it's what you want. And if not, do you need to change your field of study, or maybe it's exploring another specific part.

For example, with a medical degree, most folks think about patient care, but there's a wide variety of fields in medicine that change how doctors interact with patients, or you can even leverage the medical degree to help with medical research, or the business side of the health industry.

If you read some of the other similar questions on this forum, you'll see a common thread is that that with hard work, and ability to make, update, and execute on your goals, there's lots of opportunities to have a fulfilling career that balances out your other life goals.
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Stuart’s Answer

Tenzin, what a great question! There are so many possibilities when you think about life after high school. A common misconception is that most people have it figured out at that point and most of the time that's just not true. Take time to explore and find your passion. Think back on those activities/subjects that you enjoyed in high school and see what possibilities there with that. A traditional university experience is great and I wouldn't trade mine for anything, but I wish I would've explored other trades and interests as well. It's important to seek out advice from professionals in a variety of fields, because you'll find that everyone has a different path and that there isn't just one right answer.
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