Your interests play a great part in this question.
What do you enjoy doing? What are your hobbies?
If you love math, you can go for engineering or accountancy. If you love science, you can choose from a variety of medical professions (nurse, doctor and many others). If you love food, you can go for culinary courses and be a chef. If you like traveling, you can go for courses which will help you be prepared to work in the travel industry (pilot, stewardess, travel guide and many others). If you like building things, you can go for architecture courses or engineering courses too. If you enjoy writing, you can be a writer/journalist. If you like computers, you can for computer courses and learn more in whichever field you are interested in. If you like defending/protecting people, you can into law/police enforcement/army and many others.
These are just some examples and there are more career options but it will all depend on what you love to do and what you want to achieve when you get older. You can reach out to people who are in the fields that you like and learn more about it from them to get first-hand advice/tips on their own experiences with their career choices.
Please see below for you to consider :
1. Think about your hobbies / interest you have and identify the industry / career that relevant to these hobbies / interest. E.g. if you are interested in Maths, would you consider to be an Accountant, Maths teacher, Finance, Engineering, etc.?
2. Explore more on these careers and identify the careers that you may have interest. Shortlist a few career that you may have interest on
3. Try to speak to someone working in these industries. Alternatively, you can seek advice from your school career counselor, your mentor (if any), parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 careers you would like to pursue. Find out the entry criteria of the majors in the colleges.
Hope this helps! GooD Luck!
- registered nurse
- physician assistant
- Radiology tech = X-ray tech, MRI tech, CT tech , cath lab tech
- nuclear medicine tech
- ultrasound tech
- echocardiogram tech
- physical therapist
- occupational therapist
- human resource in hospital
-medical biller /billing department
- bio-medical engineer (they are responsible for medical equipment and fix any issues)
- IT department for electronic medical record - CERNER/EPIC.
-lab= phlebotomist, microbiology, hematology, blood bank…
- management in any department
- administrative /operator
- business administrator/ CEO
This is a long list that requires no education… some education… and a lot of education. I hope this will be a start toward your research to find the best option! I wish someone would have told me about all the different jobs.
It took me a bit of time to determine what I would finally do as a career. You have gotten a lot of advice. I would add to the message that you should begin with talents, skills, and interests that you already have. You are often already doing something that you like to do with hobbies and subjects that you like to study. Those instinctive interests are a place for you to start. I actually had forgotten that after my first foray into college. I was a Journalism major because I love writing and do it all the time, even when I am not working. What I didn't know about myself at the time is that I was not competitive enough to go into that program. I thought that it meant that I couldn't be a writer, so I changed my focus to other subjects. And yet writing was what I loved. I did it even in jobs that did not require that skill. The breakthrough was what I was doing data entry work for a credit card company. I was good at what I did, so my supervisor asked me to write up what I did so he could share it with new people. That became the basis of an informal policy and procedure guide used on my team. I had become a technical writer without the job title, because it was my instinct to write things down and I had a talent for it. That start eventually turned into me training my peers how to do my job. And that turned into a job in Learning and Development. I started out as an instructor and then became an instructional designer. That process that I described took the better part of 10 years after I started that first journalism class. Looking back, I am not sure that I would have found teaching, but I should have gone a simpler route to writing. I would have begun as an English major and then shifted to a deeper focus, rather than driving start into Journalism.
I would say that whatever your interest, if you do not know what you want to be, start at a high level. If you like computer science, but don't have an idea of a career, start with a Computer Science degree, rather than Programming, for example.
Start thinking and make a list of things that you love to do. This will help to identify where your interest lies.
Identify what job opportunities are available based on your interest.
If you take up a job that you love to do, it will no longer make you tired or watch the clock while working because you will 100% involved.
The advantage of being born in this century is that you can take up anything as your career that you love to do and it will definitely earn you well as long as you make sure you do things differently to stand out from the crowd.
Then make a list of all those things you enjoy doing and talk to people who are in those fields, for example, if you like to teach you may want to talk to teachers to find out what it is like to be a teacher, even if its in a specific area like science or math or art. Another idea is to ask if you could job shadow a teacher so you can get a glimpse into this role. I hope this information helps, good luck!
To begin your career search, you need to come up with a list of subjects and careers that interest you. My advice is to be realist and make sure your choices are areas you are interested in and within you abilities. You then, need to decide what expectations you have for a career such as education level, work/life balance, salary ranges and future growth opportunities. Once you have narrowed down your list to a few, you could reach out to individuals in those fields for interviews, mentorships and/or internships.
I hope this information helps and good luck with your search!
If you enjoy English - may want to be a technical writer or work for a publishing company.
If you like Math and Science - consider engineering field.
If you like history - consider a law degree.
If you like chemistry and biology - consider working for a pharmaceutical or become a doctor.
Ask your favorite teacher for guidance too. Do not do anything without acquiring knowledge.
1. What motivates you.
2. What are your interests/ hobbies.
3. If you are in doubt consult your parents/ teachers.
4. To explore more, try online learning through YouTube before you jump into any specific field.
5. When you have listed a couple of interested areas, try to connect with people already working in those fields through Facebook, LinkedIn.
6. One Important thing that there will be always challenges/ difficulties/ problems in any field you choose. That's how you will learn and progress in it.
With that all said, it is perfectly okay to be confused in the beginning. This shows that you are proactive and in the way of making a correct decision by exploring all options. Best of luck.