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Still not really sure on what i wanna do yet?

I want to graduate high school and get into college to be a psychologist/ crime scene investigator and maybe a lawyer
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melannie’s Answer

Hello ! I'm currently in college majoring in criminal justice/ forensic and it's honestly a good major you learn so much and it's a growing field defiantly recommend it !
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Krystyna’s Answer

You still have time to decide! Utilize the resources available to you - through high school and college there are guidance counselors, academic counselors, career fairs, maybe even seminars given by people in the professions you are looking at. I definitely found it helpful to use these resources I didn't even know were available - see what colleges around you offer! Learn what it takes to become successful in those careers - schooling, extracurricular work, experience needed - and see if you think its the right fit for you. You may also have to consider the cost of any training, flexibility you desire in your work/life, possible need to relocate in the future, average earnings, etc. You may even be able to shadow some of these people, or at least have a conversation regarding how they got where they are. Some places even offer mentorship programs once you decide on a profession, so you have someone who has been through that path to help you on your way.
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Alexis’s Answer

There are several options for you to explore which include the following:

I. Meet with your Guidance Counselor who can help to advise you.
II. Do you enjoy helping and listening to people?
III. Do you enjoy reading academic subject material? Do you enjoy doing research for a specific topic? Do you like math?
IV. Ask your Guidance Counselor if you would be eligible for college courses in your junior or senior year of High School?
V. Check bookstores to search colleges that interest you as they will have entrance requirements and course offerings for the areas of your interest.
VI. Ask your Guidance Counselor if there is an Intern Program that your school offers that would give you exposure to possible career choices, that are current.

Remember that you have time. Best of luck on your journey with your career choice.
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Andrew’s Answer

Hello Kimberly,

Thank you for posting your question. I found myself in the same position as you during the start of my career. I had many interests that I found appealing. I would definitely recommend thinking about things that you love to do. Start asking yourself internal questions; Do you like to help people? Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you like to research? In my experience these are some of the qualities I've encountered when working with psychologists, crime scene investigators, and lawyers. Basically, determine what your core interests, and values are, and compare them to a career field that best is aligned with those areas. From there you will be able deduce what career field will be the best for you. I would strive for something you have passion for, and would give you personal and professional gratification.

Sincerely,

Drew

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Its also alright to continue to explore your options if you are still undecided. Continue having curiosity in the things that interest you. You can start by researching jobs posted online, there are plenty of YouTube videos that explain job insight (eg. What does a criminal investigator do?, and also LinkedIn has many free or low cost training modules.
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