What career should I choose based on my interests?
I don’t know exactly what career I want to pursue, but I am very interested in science, technology and medicine as well as business and marketing. I feel like i am very statistics and data oriented. What career should I pursue based on these interests?
Deborah D.’s Answer
WOW! What a list! you could go to the moon and back based on your interests alone. The question is; Is that where you want to be?
iI suggest you identify what attracted you to the topic in the first place. Sometimes we experience true passion when we learn about new things.
As far as a career goes, you have so many options, there is Health Tech Innovation, Educational institutions, Foundations, Government and State, agencies, Medical facilities, to many to mention here.
Of course Business and Marketing is good knowledge for any project, but you need to get some exposure to the other areas.
What are doing that makes you feel like you are statistics and data oriented? Is it schoolwork? Are you saying that because it seems to come easily?
If that is the case, continue to seek opportunities to do more of the same. Ask for special projects, offer your talents to others. Maybe you an tutor others. As you do more things, you will find the thing that gives you the most satisfaction.
Right now stay focused, and keep learning as much as you can about EVERYTHING!
Wishing you the best of luck.
I was very similar to you when looking to choose a career (and still am). I went into college majoring in Biology, and I'm graduating with a degree in Marketing specializing in professional selling. Something that I've learned through my college career is that any business degree can open a ton of doors. In order to incorporate my love for both medicine and business, I want to pursue a career where I can sell, and eventually manage, medical sales. With my current job, I am working towards being able to sell technology to medical personnel in the military. I absolutely love it. Something you can think about is being a medical sales representative and working your way up the ladder. If you want to take another path, you can also look into working the business side of hospitals and managing doctors.
You don't have to chose science vs business, but look into combining both of them. I hope this helps!
Consider finding your strengths and match those qualities to the best suitable job positions. Try taking online career assessments and really analyze your results. If you are trying to narrow down into where you fit best; try approaching career counselors and maybe conduct informational interviews with employees that work in companies you aspire to be a part of.
Prepare questions beforehand to ask these professionals and immediately take notes after as well. Ask yourself if you see yourself in those industries and where you feel most natural.
Hope this helps!