How do people find the job they want to do in the future?
How do people find the job they want to do in the future? I am going to gradute from highschool soon but still have no idea what job or field I want to go into.
I always suggest starting out at the community college. The first 2 years are the same ones you would take at a more expensive school, and will give you time to think about what you want to do.
Think about what your interests are. What are you passionate about? Research what types of jobs are available in that field. Then look at what the qualifications are to obtain the level you would like to reach. College is not for everyone. Trade schools are a great option. Also, some careers, such as culinary, you do not have to go to school. Working by doing is the best way to learn. If you think you have an interest in something, is there a place near you, that you could go and shadow the job? Or do a short term internship? Even for a week or two?
Just remember! Not everyone knows what they want by the age of 18. I didn't know until I was 27. And I am still trying new things within my field, many years later.
Amy recommends the following next steps:
Jerome Dees Jr.
You can continue to progress in your education, take general study classes in multiple disciples and see what excites you.
You can also network in young professional groups and be open and honest. “My name is Jerome, I’m really trying to figure out what I want to do in life and I’d love to hear about your profession.” You might just stumble upon something amazing.
Richard J (Rich)’s Answer
A lot of what you will choose to do will depend on - your passion (what is it you think you would love to do), your opportunities (what is available for me to achieve), and your luck (I call this "seize the opportunity" - what presents itself to me that I can seize and use to my betterment)
My view is pick a path, learn from it and other things you are exposed to outside of high school, and keep shaping your path - it is not a path that is obvious, typcially, right out of school. But, you need to pick something that is in your gut and heart to do as a starting point, if you can. Hope this helps
See you have 2 options, firstly you can sit comfortably and wait for the nature to give you an opportunity or exposure of the thing which you want from your life and secondly you can try things on your own to see which is the right one for you.
Second way takes efforts and time investment but this way will surely lead you to that thing rather than just waiting for a miracle to happen.