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What can you do to help navigate you more in the right field when there are two careers you would like to major in but they are totally different ?

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Guru’s Answer

It is important to thoroughly research both jobs you are interested in. Look for education and experience requirements, average salary, and future demand outlook when researching jobs. In addition to research, it may be helpful to shadow or have an informational interview with professionals in both fields in order to really understand what their day to day experiences can like look like. Use all of this information to create pro and con lists for each job to help inform your decision.

It is also worth considering if a job may exist that blends both of the fields you are interested in. For example, I entered college as a marketing major but ended up getting my degree in information technology. I greatly enjoy both fields, so I continued to work internships and jobs in both fields until I found my current job. I am now a Culture Specialist at a tech company, and my job allows me to combine both my marketing and IT skills daily which has been an incredibly fulfilling experience.
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Tina’s Answer

Ask yourself which career do I feel will be long lasting, provide stability, and provide growth. How does the career coincide with what is happening in the world today? Will there be a demand in the future? Can you evolve in this career? Access the needs and service the career is providing.
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Pamela’s Answer

Is there a way you could shadow someone on the job to see what it is really like? Are there part time jobs you could do in the areas to try it out or watch what happens in those jobs? Can you talk to people who have worked in those fields?

Can you dove tail the two together to make it a more appealing type of job? I see you have private investigator and financial listed above. Is there a job where you could investigate monetary type issues and not the typical ones we see on TV?

I know I have more questions than answers, but hoping they guide you in the right direction.
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