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I am currently in higher school. After this year I wanted to get into a college. But the problem is that I don't know what course should I take. I mean I wanted take a course that get a job easily and also have a good salary. How about animator is it nice but I don't know how to draw. Do you guys have any recommendations?
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Rachel’s Answer

Hi Anna,

Of course it is nice to have a job with lucrative pay but I don't think that should be your focus. You could have a high-paying job and end up being unhappy because the work is not something you enjoy doing day-in and day-out. As you think about college courses, think about what subjects interest you that you want to dive into deeper. Starting with general education courses is not a bad way to start as you get an introduction to many different subjects and maybe that will spark some interests and career ideas. As far as you mentioning animation, that is a tough field but if it is something you are genuinely interested in and want to pursue, then give it your all!
Thank you comment icon I will use this advice as I prepare for my career. Anna V.
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Rebecca’s Answer

This is more a question you would like to do or what you are interested in. The salary of the career is good today but it does not imply it is the same when you graduate. It is driven by demand and supply and the world keeps changing every day. On the other hand, you will work in the career for at least 8 hours everyday. Even though it has good salary and the job is not something you are interested in, it is really hard to you.
I suggest you can consider the approach below :
1. Think about your hobbies or subjects that you are interested in
2. Identify any careers that related to these hobbies or subjects, e.g. if you are interested in Science, would you like to be a scientist, science teacher, etc.
3. Find out more information of these careers and shortlist a few of them you are really interested in
4. Speak to someone who are really working in these careers to acquire more understanding or seek guidance of career counsellor in your school. Shortlist 1-2 careers that you would like pursue
5. Identify the relevant subjects in the college and find the entry criteria
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for sharing your perspective. Anna V.
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Emely’s Answer

Hi Anna,

Choosing a future path is not easy, I myself switched my career path a few times before I decided. I learn that it is best to find a job in something you are passionate about. If you are interested in animation you don't need to know how to draw and it is not too late to learn if that's an option. To be an animator you just need to be organized, friendly, and help keep the animation pipeline going. Nowadays there's lots of ways to express art using apps or an iPad pen. However, I would suggest you look into your passions first and see what you like to do and turn it into a career.

Here is a fun link :
https://www.yourfreecareertest.com/career-tests/free-career-test-for-students/

Emely recommends the following next steps:

Search for passion
Take quiz
Research careers options
Brainstorm
Thank you comment icon I am really grateful you took the time to answer this question. Anna V.
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Kevin’s Answer

You do not need to know what you want to do for a career the day you start college. Some people do and that is great, but not everyone is alike. Part of the college experience is in figuring that out, since you will have options for learning available to you that previously were not. Start with the general curriculum and keep an open mind, if college is the path you choose.
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