Hope you are doing well!
This framework helped me identify where my interests lie with regards to my future education. Hope it helps you as well.
1. What are you fields of interests? I would go back to a year or two and think about what still interests you. Whatever you choose for your college, you will be stuck studying that subject for a couple years - so I would pick something that you are genuinely interested in
2. Do you envision a future in that field - Take a reality check. Do you see yourself getting a job in your field of interest and supporting yourself and your family with that income?
3. Affordability - Are there good colleges that can offer your field of study with affordable tuition?
Lastly, talk to some of your teachers and guidance counselors. Sometimes, they see things that we don't and might have more options for you.
Best of luck!
Unfortunately, those things don't always go together. Pick the priority to you and then your career planning and search can proceed. Sometimes, there are tools that your school counselor or career advisor will have that will help you to make a determination. Once you narrow down the area you'd like to focus in, sometimes there are internships or other volunteering opportunities available that will give you exposure to career.
Lastly, if you know anyone who you think has an interesting job/career, ask them about it. Find out what it takes to get involved, what schooling, salary range (that's a sensitive question), and how they like it. Good luck!
Consider the following things to choose the career in general. Write down what's important for you in life in next 5-10 yrs..
Your Passion and interests/Skills
Carrer Growth and Stability
Salary / grow richer.
Cost of Education and training
Your Personal Values and Goals
...also you can try the following tool to guide you choose the career path
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.
Hope this helps!
Good luck for all your future endeavors.
Good luck and I hope this helps!
Again, find yourself an activity that you can be involved in and maybe that will help you find what you’re looking for in a career. (: