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Are you feeling pressure to start college immediately? Would working for a year or two before college could help you figure out what you do and don’t want to do?
Hey there! Its totally ok to not have a full idea of what it is you want to be "when you grown up." In order to start figuring it out, though... ask yourself these questions:
What do I like to do? What am I good at? What are my interests?
Also - set up some time with your High School Guidance counselor and inquire about taking a Career Assessment. These assessments can help measure your strengths and identify potential possibilities for careers.
Good luck to you!!
It is often difficult to know what you want to do with the rest of your life as you go through high school. Those in your shoes who plan on going to college will usually get their GE courses out of the way as you grow into knowing more of what you like.
I'm a firm believer of writing things down. Sit down and brainstorm a bit. Write anything you are or would be remotely interested in and things you are good at. For example: Do you really like to workout, or do you like to dance, is cooking a passion, do you want to help others, are you really good at math or science, are you good at organizing, drawing, computers...etc
Then ask yourself some questions:
1) Does this career sound interesting?
2) Does this career involve work that you could be good at?
3) Does this career fill your essential needs?
4) Does the world need this career?
You can also write down what you want from a career. Basic things like salary, hours, education requirements, location. And then find careers that match that.
Another thing you can look into are personality tests. This may direct you into something you may have never thought of and may be a perfect fit for you.
You may want to take classes of those things you are interested to see if it sparks further interests.
There are two sayings I'm going to leave you with.
If money were no object, what would you do?
If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.- Marc Anthony
I hope this helps.