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What should I do for a career?

I’m a senior at Dayspring christian school. I enjoy reading, musical theater, writing, history, helping people, telling people about God, and sports. I have not decided what I would like to do as a career after high school. #creative-writing #writing #college #journalism #football #helping-people #sports #history

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Jerry’s Answer

I can only tell you how I arrived at choosing a career. But, in the beginning, there were several choices and interests running through my head.

I attended a state university and, like many, the student is obligated to take courses in several fields in the first two years (Columbia University calls it The Core).

I took mathematics, history, biology, chemistry, literature, art and music history and appreciation. And so forth. And I enjoyed most of the classes (but not all). At any rate, when I attended classes I really enjoyed I gave the subject matter a lot of thought. And, in my mind, I kept switching majors.

And then, one semester in my sophomore year, I took THE class. And that was it. That subject became my major. And my second favorite became my minor.

I'm not going to mention what these subjects are. Everyone is different.

I would therefore recommend you attend an institution of higher learning that offers a "core" in the first two years. Explore. Enjoy. Don't try to find your deepest and most important interest. Let it find you.
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Christy’s Answer

Narrowing down your interests is a good start to picking a career. Do not worry too much about what major you pick because most people move around in their careers with whatever major they have. A general piece of advice is to pick a major that is somewhat general so that you can be more flexible with your career. Most of your interests correspond with creating content. This can be in many ways such as journalism, creative writing, marketing, screenwriter, filmmaking, etc. Your goals such as sports or talking to people about God can be achieved through most creative writing careers. One major that would be good for you to pursue is Journalism, Mass Media, or Marketing. Pick whichever one that you are leaning towards.

With journalism, you can get a job as a news reporter, website or article journalist, copywriter (you develop the message being delivered for advertisements. Especially good if you are a persuasive writer), corporate communications specialist (you relay company-specific messages to the many employees and the press), grant writer (persuasive talents to demonstrate the importance of a nonprofit organization's causes through written proposals to win the money necessary to promote them), sports information director (you get paid to oversee a college athletics program's ongoing communications needs. You'll help local, regional, and national sports journalists get the stories they need from your school's coaches and athletes. You also coordinate media coverage for various events)
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Michael’s Answer

If you have a passion for sharing your faith with others, look into organizations like YFC, YWAM, etc, that do national or international outreach. It would also wrap into some other interests you have outlined.
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Michael’s Answer

I recommend you get a tour of a local university and a local technical college or trade school. Something may spike your interest. If your grades are very good and you have the grades/ACT or SAT score, going to college may be a good idea. You will get exposed to a lot of different people and subjects there. If you need to work on those, consider a local technical college/trade school. There are a lot of opportunities there that result in outstanding jobs after school....especially IT and medical. Developers can get great money and work from home in some cases. Also, any kind medical technician from drawing blood, lab work or X-Ray technician are great. Some other good starter jobs include Flight Attendant, Lineman, Electrician, Plumber and similar jobs.
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