Have an Answer?
Start deciding now! There are so many things you can accomplish in high school that will put you ahead for college and a career. Narrow if down to a few careers that you would pursue and set up a job shadow- this allows you to observe the work first hand and then you can decide if it is right for you.
If you seek a profession in science/medicine/healthcare, take AP classes (chemistry, physics, biology, statistics, English). These classes are usually required as liberal arts core credits or as part of you major. By testing out of them in high school, you will not have to take them in college.
Start volunteering. Try to get a job- something simple will work. That way you have a work reference and you start gaining work/interview/customer service experience. Basically, start building a resume.
Before you apply to college it is important to know what you want to do. A basic degree in college is okay...but you don't want to waste your time, money and energy working towards something that you don't really want to do.