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I love to do stuff with my hands but I don’t know what career I want can you help me pls

I love algebra and I wanna do a job that I do stuff with my hands build an item and I wanna be in the engineering department but I don’t know what type is the best or the medical field but I don’t want it to be a lot of years of studying I don’t like sitting on a desk or using the computer and Can someone please help me if you have any suggestions I don’t want anything related to coding or any computer work

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Raisa Anan’s Answer

Hi Emma!

You can research non-computing careers where hands are key. There seems to be many choices in various fields, such as:
- carpentry
- urban planning and/or designing
- landscape designing
- pottery
- welding
- automation
- paramedic
- construction

There are many more. Fields like architecture and civil engineering requires quite a bit of schooling, but you can look into that and see if anything is of interest to you.
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Benjamin’s Answer

Take a look at mechanical engineering! You'll need to learn lots of math in order to get the theory down, but at the end of the day you just learn how to build stuff!
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Julie’s Answer

Hi and I think it is fantastic that you love Algebra and hope you don't stop there with your math studies in school or college. I also loved Algebra and ended up minoring in Math during my college studies. I say that because math initially didn't come easy to me, however I knew I did not want to continue computer programming after I took several programming courses. Since you are, I am assuming, still in high school my simple answer is to discuss your questions with any math or computer teachers that you respect at school - those teachers may likely know someone at a college or who works in the engineering or medical field to contact for a phone interview and could also help you prepare a few questions to ask. This is part of learning to 'network' - which is a skill that will help you during college and for really any career you choose.
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Jeff’s Answer

Electician. Earn. Work. Dont buy much. Save. Start own business. Quality, fairness, job cost correct projections. Good availability with clients. Sober. You will thank me. Eventually, be your own boss. Hire an accountant day one, not internal, external. Witholdings and taxes arent for non accountants.
Thank you comment icon Hi Jeff, could you expand on your answer a bit? I'm not sure the Student will completely understand what you're recommending. Thanks in advance! Alexandra Carpenter, Admin
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Alexandra’s Answer

Hi Emma,
If you love algebra and are good with your hands, here are a few moth thoughts set-design for theatre or film, architect, sculptor, special FX makeup, product design, decorator, model maker, landscaper...
I hope these help.
Good luck!
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Lakeisha’s Answer

Hey Emma,

Being that you love math and working with your hands often, that opens a wide range of rewarding careers you can choose from. Find some time to partner with your guidance counselor so they can also guide you with some career paths based on your interest.

Here are some jobs for math majors and jobs working with your hands :
-Financial Planner
- Insurance Underwriter
-Carpenter
- Electrician
- Chef/Baker (If you love to cook/bake too)
-Massage Therapist
- Potter
- Paramedic
- Welder
- Camera Operator

Whatever you choose just give it your all and go with what you love!!

Wishing you the best!
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Amaan’s Answer

I think that the best of both worlds in your situation would be prosthetist/orthotist. If you like working with other people and enjoy seeing immediate relief/gratitude from your patients, I highly recommend this career path. The schooling isn't insanely long (~2 years) and has a great outlook/salary (>$80k).
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