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How do you find out what to major in?

I have been looking into orthotics /prosthetics but have no idea were to start.

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Niha’s Answer

Your best bet is to go forwards, then backwards. If you know you want to work in orthotics/prosthetics, what career to do want? Is it creating them, fitting them, working with patients who have them, etc? From there, look up what you need to do to get to that career (do you need an additional degree, clinical hours, etc).

Using that, determine what classes/major you need if any to apply to those places, which will help you determine how to start your journey!

If that all feels very overwhelming, take it step by step. You can take time to look into everything. Some people don't declare majors right away, use the time to get general classes out of the way for graduation as you're looking for your next steps. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
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James’s Answer

Cool! This might sound crazy, but its a strategy that’s worked for me when I needed to speak with someone “across the wall” of an office.

Find the local office where they do orthotics /prosthetics and reach out. Go visit, call, and just be honest that you’re a student who needs help to learn more on making that your specialty- maybe ask the receptionist to help you work in a call or better yet a conversation with the Practitioner. It may take a couple tries and maybe even different places but I’ll bet you’ll make a great contact.
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Patricia’s Answer

On the job experience is the best option. Any insight schemes, free work experience and taster days would help give you an insight into those careers and ensure you are making the right decision for you. Further, pick as many modules as possible which relate to that degree which can help you decide whether you enjoy the subject and would be happy in that field.
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