What career should I pursue
If my strengths are being patience and paying close attention to detail, type of careers or industries might best fit me? What other strengths or experiences might I need for the suggested careers?
Your strengths are an asset for any career you choose to go in. My advice to you would be to find something that you love or feel drawn to and pursue that career. Keep a positive attitude, willing to learn and have an open mind and you will be great at whatever field that you decide to do.
I agree with the above answer which encourages you to take a career personality quiz. Both my sister and I found jobs we were passionate about by taking one of these quizzes as the results suggest numerous fields that could be good for you based on your strengths. Off of the top of my head, someone patient might be good at working as a therapist so psychology could be a good field to explore. Additionally, someone who pays close attention to detail could be great working as an accountant or a doctor. While these are a few suggestions, they are by no means comprehensive. Make sure to do your research and use the results of your career personality tests as a starting point. Some jobs you get as suggested careers may not interest you, but that will also help you narrow down what careers or industries might be a good fit for you. Best of luck figuring out what career path you might want to pursue!
When I was in high school and later college I kinda set my sights on a career that had a potential for an income to have a decent or better than decent life style. Not a greedy, slash and burn capitalist, but something a bit above average. I eventually went into marketing and it paid off just about where I was hoping. You could do the same if that's what you want, most people aim at something like this anyway.
Is this good advice?
In the above example essentially the driving force was money. I entered a career I had some interest in (but no training) and got lucky.
So what is the good career idea?
Before all else make a list of the things you enjoy doing. What would be so fascinating to you you'd enjoy doing just that for the next 5 or 10 or 40 years? Look, right now just make a list of all things that interest you. In a minute I'll tell you something about that list.
To get you started, a list of things people enjoy doing might include: video games, skateboarding, helping other people do or learn something, sports as a participant or fan, making candy, making artwork, making music, fishing, traveling, riding bikes, writing jokes, watching movies, making movies, etc. etc. etc.
So, make your own list of '10 Things I Enjoy Doing'.
What's the point here?
Point 1. I can't think of anything humans are interested in doing that DOES NOT HAVE A JOB ATTACHED TO IT SOMEWHERE.
Point 2. Why not do something you enjoy for a career?????
Good luck, my friend.