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What field did you choose and were you able to find employment right after college?

I am a sophomore in high school looking into colleges. I am interested in sports (soccer) in college, but I am interested in sports medicine/the medical field.

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Brian’s Answer

Hi Josh,
When I was in High School, I was a 3 season athlete and liked Math & Sciences. While I enjoyed Sports, I knew I wasn't going to be able to compete in Division 1 at the college level, so I opted to focus on selecting a college based upon the Major I was interested and then participate in whatever that college offered for Intramural/Club Sports.

For the Major, I debated between a career in the Medical field and something with Computers. The idea of 4 years for my Bachelors Degree and then several more years for a Doctorate and even more years for a residency seemed like a lot of effort vs just doing 4 years for a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and then going right into the workforce (and starting to make some $$$.) So I opted for a BS in Computer Science and went right into the workforce. After several years of working I went back to school (paid for by my employer) to get an MBA Degree.

On the side I ended up becoming an EMT for the Volunteer Ambulance Corp in the town I was living. So I was able to do something in both Computers and the Medical Field. For Soccer, your side interest might become a Soccer Coach in the future.

Good luck in Soccer and whatever Career you pursue.
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Michelle’s Answer

I chose to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. It's a 2 year degree (similar to Nursing). You must pass written and clinical board exams to become licensed. I love my job! I don't work nights or weekends and I meet such a wide variety of people. I educate people about their dental health and get the satisfaction of helping them have healthy mouths. The job market is is wide open right now. COVID caused many to retire and slowed down graduation for new Hygienist. The beginning rate of pay has jumped in NYS.
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Alejandro’s Answer

From my early days in elementary school, I discovered a deep passion for math and research. Every Three Kings Day, a celebration akin to Christmas in the US, I eagerly awaited toys that would let me build and explore the realms of mechanics and science. I knew then that I needed to pursue a field that would align with my passions. As high school drew to a close, I found myself gravitating towards a STEM field. I sought advice at career fairs and explored various programs at different universities. Ultimately, I chose to major in computer science. This field called for mathematical prowess and a creative mindset, allowing me to develop tools for people and create something beneficial for all.
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