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What career should I choose?

I am a junior and I think my grade is good. I decided to go to four years of university but I don't know what to do after then.

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Emily F.’s Answer

Hi Anna! That's wonderful that you're considering college! My advice is to try on as many hats in high school as possible - look into careers that seem of interest to you. Ask people who are in professions that inspire you, what a day in the life is like. Do your research, think of your best skills, follow your interests. In my experience, it came down to trying different paths to find the one that I really love (in education.) Best of luck!
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Aj’s Answer

Before starting a 4 year college to get a bachelors degree you should try take a Vocational assessment test or V.A.T. Exam to find your interest and what’s jobs you might be a perfect fit for the test takes about 3 hours there’s a written test a math test and finally a vocational test and it will list jobs in your interest

Aj recommends the following next steps:

Vocational assessment test
Apply to colleges at least 3
Pick the best college for your needs
Finalize your tuition plan for your payments
Attend your dream college
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Noah’s Answer

This is kinda impossible to answer without asking questions.

How much money do you want to make (what's the minimum you'd be ok with)?
How much do you like or dislike maths and the sciences?
What do you find brings you the most fulfillment or what things have you done that made you think "hell yeah, I did that!"
Also if you haven't started uni yet then I suggest considering a gap year to figure things out. Taking on massive amounts of debt without really knowing what job you want and what major you need for that job is a pretty severe mistake to make. It could be better to figure out the potential careers for you and work back from there instead of just going to a 4 year school cuz you feel you should do it.
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Katherine’s Answer

I think you gotta have to find out what you really wanted. What subject do you excel more and if you really enjoy doing it. You have to create a vast imagination on how do you see yourself doing it for the next 5-20 years? :)
You have to choose a career that will help you achieve your goals. Do some researches and ask professionals about their experiences .
Based on my experience, I took up Computer Science and tried my luck in the IT industry. It was not an easy road but I am still here loving what I do.
Goodluck!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. This is a very popular question many students have. The most important you is you can find out what you have interest to work on.
Below is my suggestions :
1. Think you about your hobbies and favorite subjects and identify the related careers.
E.g. If you are interested in Maths, would you like to be an accountant, banker, financial analyst, engineer, maths teacher, etc.
If you are interested in Music, would you like to be a musician, singer, composer, music producer, music teacher, etc.
2. Find out more on these careers and identify the careers you have interest on
3. Discuss with someone who are working on the career you have interest on. Seek guidance from your mentor, school career counsellor, your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 careers you would like to pursue
5. Explore the entry criteria of relevant subjects in the college
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Chris’s Answer

All of the answers above are great. Sample many different types of subjects in school and think about whether you would enjoy learning more and specializing in those subjects you excel at. As a practical matter, you will have an easier time making a career in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field. If you find things like computer science or biotech interesting at all, you will do well to lean into such interests. I am an attorney but I have always enjoyed computers (programming and building) and that interest has actually served to improve my legal career.
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Donnie’s Answer

Hello. I'm glad you asked this question because now is the time to consider what you want your future to look like. You should consider thinking about some of your favorite classes or subjects. Which one of them do you most look forward to every day? Granted, not everyone pursues a career like that, but it's a start. My favorite class was Marine Biology, but I ended up in a Technical Support career. You should take into consideration that there are plenty of high-paying jobs out there that do not require a college degree. There are also Vo-Tech schools and 2-year colleges as an option.

You should talk to your Guidance Counselor and see if there is any information they could provide to help you prepare for your future after Graduation. Early preparation now will allow for a smoother transition when you finally decide what path you want to take. I hope this helps and good luck!
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Sofia’s Answer

Great question! I think you should reflect on what you like doing through your current hobbies and clubs you’re a part of. Those can give you clues on what industry you might enjoy - if you like crafting you could look into fashion, if you like math you could look into accounting, if you like video games you could go into tech.

You can also reflect on the skills you have and ones you want to learn. I’d spend time during your summers or even during the school year if you have time, just trying out different internships and jobs to give you first hand experience into what career you’d want to choose one day.
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