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I'm in 10th grade and have to think what I want to do in the future, what could be my options?

purchase line hs, into medicine and science, somewhat good at math,

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david’s Answer

Hi, Cody,

Your options could fill a book, but here are some general areas available:
- if you like working with your hands, you might consider a technical or trade school, or possibly a union apprenticeship. Plumbers, electricians, and other trade professions enjoy good pay and a strong sense of achievement
- if you're so inclined, a career in the military can be satisfying. Only a small percentage of military go in harm's way, and the training can be applied in other careers, and retirement age is much younger than other careers, allowing you to retire and then continue with a new career while enjoying retirement pay from the military
- if you are considering a career that requires specialized training, then college is the way to go. Whether as a business executive or medicine or law or many other such careers, colleges can help you prepare for life. Colleges also are valuable because they expand your horizons on life opportunities.
- if you need to be earning directly from high school, there are many job openings in customer service and retail and construction work. Taking such jobs can pay off by helping you further explore the work environment and contemplate further education as you uncover future opportunities.

Thanks for asking. I do hope this helps you see some of what could be in your future. All the best to you.



AND, all of this can be mixed together. You could use college as an intro to military or becoming a trades professional, or attend specialized training courses while working in a job directly from high school.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Being in 10 grade, you have plenty of time to explore different options. As soon as you can start volunteering locally in things that interest you. Reach out, it may be uncomfortable at first but putting yourself out there is the first step. You may find that what you think you like or are good at (or what other people tell you are good at or should do) does not align with your passion. In tenth grade REALLY WANTED to be a veterinarian. I was taking all the right classes, applied and got into the right schools with the best course work and connections with vet schools. I also started volunteering at different vet clinics and realized I loved the laboratory testing and I loved surgical aftercare. I did not like dealing with pet owners, many types of pets, actual surgeryor even the business side of it. I also met someone who was in the military and I we talked a lot about life. The person used the military to become a veterinarian (military paid for school) and get experience and travel. So I joined the military as a military police officer after my first year of college then joined ROTC and commissioned as a Medical Service officer. I just retired after 24 years. While in the military I continued to volunteer, used my benefits to pay for my Lab certification and my master's in public health. And I now work in the laboratory and foster animals. It was not the path my family and friends saw for me, and it definitely wasn't a path my 10th grade self would have taken. I cherish all I learned and was able to do in the military and I love what I am doing now and have no regrets not going to Veterinarian school (even though I did apply and get accepted). VOLUNTEER, FIND YOUR PASSION AND JUMP.
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Vamshee’s Answer


You are asking right question here.
As you are good at math and have some interest in Math and Science, you have right attitude (working with others, take up Challege and travel). Success is guaranteed if you set your goal and put in hard work to succeed.

You explore the major in STEM field in college and there are lot of opportunities in the area in various majors.

STEM offers stable jobs and more in demand....US and across world, STEM has more jobs and in demand.

Engineering is good and brings you lot of opportunities any city or country in the world.

You can find the STEM career list on below link... explore the different careers/majors in STEM...see what interests you and find out the colleges who offers the major you like, ....

https://www.jmu.edu/stemcenter/career-list-compiled.shtml


Explore your interests, envision your future. Use the me3 tool i came across below developed by ASU.

me3® is a simple interactive tool that helps you find a career that fits your interests. me3 guides you through a series of visual choices that reflect your levels of interest in data, things, people and ideas.

https://me3.careers/asu/onboarding/education


Hope this helps!

Good luck for all your future endeavors.
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Mike’s Answer

Join a union. They promote brotherhood and is one of the last careers that still offer a pension and many other benefits. I'm from local 374 in indiana but Pennsylvania is also a union stron state. Hope this.helps.
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