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What is the best way to figure out what career is right for me? #Fall22

Growing up as a teenager, I always thought that having to do one job
for the rest of my life would be monotonous. I have switched career
paths constantly. My first idea was to become a flight attendant ,
then a nutritionist , and then a FBI agent —maybe even all three at
once. I believe the majority of us teenagers face similar
problems.

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Lisa’s Answer

What do you love to do? Really love to do? Then try to find someone who does it and her/him about the job. Ask if you could maybe shadow that person….follow them around at their job! And keep asking questions? Like…. What’s great about this job? What sucks? Ask anything you can think of!

Lisa recommends the following next steps:

Can you do an internship?
How many hours?
Can it be a paid internship?
Thank you comment icon You rock! This advice is very helpful. Pritika
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Frankie’s Answer

The first step is to recognize that it is ok to change direction at any time. High school and college years are the perfect time to research and test as many career paths as you like! Even later in life, many people switch careers for a variety of reasons.

Second, it isn't necessary to limit yourself to one path. If you're competent in one field that pays well and offers financial stability, but are passionate about something else, you can always pursue your passion as a hobby. You can do it through volunteer organizations for the personal fulfillment, or find a way to monetize it.

Last, but maybe most importantly, choose your path with eyes wide open. Research, not only the benefits, but the challenges that come with each path. Every career has rewards and sacrifices. The key is to find the career path that demands sacrifices YOU are willing to make. If you aren't willing to make the necessary personal and professional sacrifices to become a doctor, release yourself from that path and find something else. Be honest with yourself about who you are and what you can commit to. Then set your goals & discipline yourself to stick to the path. Good luck!
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T.’s Answer

Take a Career Test
Taking a career test is probably the easiest way to figure out the perfect job for you. There are a lot of career assessments that are readily available online and are intended to guide you in choosing a career path. It is important you understand which type of career test you are taking.


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Pamela’s Answer

Choosing a career can be daunting as there are so MANY choices out there. I would start with a test you can take to help you decide your passions in life. I took one when I was in High school, and it revealed some things to me. Look online to see if there are any or maybe ask your guidance counselor at school. The other thing I would do is go out and visit job sites and talk to people in various careers. They know a lot about the day-to-day life in said careers. Volunteering is another option where you could get some first-hand knowledge of a job. Best wishes.
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Melvin’s Answer

Hi Pritika, your story sounds familiar to me.
I was torn between being a nutritionist /chemical engineer /professional rugby player.

However I realized that I could combine two of the choices it would maximize my proffession, since they are aligned.
Needless to say, I made the under 19 national kenyan 7's team and majored in sports nutrition.
My advice is, when choosing a career you might want to consider one that accomodates employability with a possibility of future self employment.
Thank you comment icon I appreciate this, thank you for the advice. Pritika
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