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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?
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Krystyna’s Answer

There are a lot of areas you could pursue based on your interests! 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 involved in the areas you are considering. 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 different careers in these areas - 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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Maricruz’s Answer

Hi Isaiah,

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!
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Katie’s Answer

I believe the best way to figure out which career to pursue is to try out different ones. Are there any organizations you can join or internships you can acquire that will give you experience in these fields? By exploring these interests, you'll likely find aspects of different roles that you like and aspects you don't like. Each organization you join or internship you partake in should give you better direction.
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McKay’s Answer

Hello,

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!
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Deborah D.’s Answer

Hello Isaiah,
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.
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Sivendiran’s Answer

You have listed a wide variety of interests. At this point, you need to find the one or ones attract you most. Feel what you like to do..... You will be great in any career, if you like what you are doing. The first step is to know what you like to do. You may have multiple interests, but coming up with your passion is most important. Once you have that figured out, you can build your career out of it. Science and Business are very high level terms, narrow it to be a bit more precise.
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