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No idea what I should major in?

So far the thing i have been pursuing is international business, but i am not sure this is what i want to do, There is many things i want to try, but i have no experience in them such as photography, and i have no idea what majors hold what jobs, I have no idea, and would love a helping hand, i am on my last year at a community college and i need to deicide what i want to do.

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Ashley Savageau

Hi there--
I'd highly encourage you to check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ .

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is an online career guidance resource that provides information on hundreds of occupations in the United States. Updated every 2 years by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the OOH allows students to explore different aspects of occupations by clicking on the following tabs:

What workers do on the job
Work environment
Education, training, and other qualifications needed to enter the occupation
Projected employment change and job prospects from 2012 to 2022
Similar occupations
Contacts for more information

Additionally, there are a few resources that I think you should take a look at that will help you determine not only what you are good at, but what you will enjoy doing.

Here are a couple of tests:

http://www.imperative.com/users/sign_up: this tells you a little bit about the type of purpose you need in your work for feel fulfilled

Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. The goal of this assessment is to give insight into a person's interests, so that they may have less difficulty in deciding on an appropriate career choice for themselves.

This test will likely cost money; however I highly recommend it. You could check with a local library or see if your school might offer it for free/discount.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI is a personality inventory that helps identify four different aspects of one’s personality regarding how people perceive the world and make decisions. A person’s MBTI type can be compared to the vocational choices of others with the same type in order to help individuals discern fields in which they may have interest. This test will likely cost money to do; however I highly recommend it. You could check with a local library or see if your school might offer it for free/discount.
A light version of the test is available at http://www.keirsey.com/sorter/register.aspx
It costs $20 for "Career Temperament Report" which will give you a lot of information.

I'd also recommend you read some of these books:
1) What Color Is Your Parachute (also has a workbook) by Richard Bolles
2) Do What You Are (Paul Tieger)
These shouldn't be too expensive, and they will definitely be available at the library.

Answered 7 years ago

Ashley Savageau