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This is a question that has been asked by many students and at different levels of their lives. The one thing that I offer is to find your passion and follow it. People learn, they grown and passions change at times, so follow the one that most brings you joy. Do not feel discouraged if you have not found what that passion is just yet, keep searching and experiencing different things until you find what works.
I like to be involved and gain experience in different program areas. This kind of shows me what I enjoy and what I could stay away from. Even though some things might be scary when it comes to commitment, I believe that experience is the best way to put your skills to the test and test out the waters. Usually these things involve opportunities that you find fun or that you can benefit from. That's why it is important to get ahead and start early. If you wait too long, one can become very stressed or feel like they lost out on many opportunities.
I would suggest if you have a family member attend the bring a child to work day and see if the activities for day are interesting. Also, I am a big fan of volunteering, if it is customer service, volunteer at a pet shelter, your local hospital. There is no limit on education, I'm 46 years old and I am still furthering my education. I started school for an office assistant, then took classes for accounting. 10 years later I am studying and taking my exam to get certified as a project manager. Also, I am a certified fitness instructor and I have many other certificates and licenses to teach fitness. The sky is yours, don't be shy! "Believe and you will achieve"
That's a difficult question for many people to answer. Sometimes having many interests and skills can even make it more difficult to narrow down your career options. College students usually have free access to career guidance and aptitude testing at your school's career development center (or in high school, with your guidance counselor). You should take advantage of that -- that type of career testing is expensive when you are no longer a student. Finding out areas where you are naturally strong can help lead you to some career options you hadn't considered, but it should not be the end of the story. Do research into which fields are experiencing the most growth over the next decade or so and see if any seem interesting to you. After learning about many different career options, you might have a short list of possibilities to work with. The best thing to do when you need to narrow that further is to meet people in those fields and talk with them. Learn more about what they do -- ask them what they love about it, why they chose it, and what they don't like about it.
The best way is to work and see what type of career interests you. Also, as they say, take a passion/interest and earn money doing it.