I have no idea what I want to do as a career. I'm starting to apply to college to transfer next fall and I don't have a major or career in mind at all. HELP!
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I definitely would advise to start with your interests, and then taking a look at your financial goals in life. Weigh what matters to you most, being financially secure, being happy, a combination, etc.
I changed my major twice and sometimes I have that voice in the back of my head saying I shouldn't have, simply because I would have made more money. However at the end of the day, I love doing what I am doing, I left for more money and wasn't happy so I came back!
I would also suggest volunteering and conducting informational interviews to gain a little insight. Those were most helpful for me when I was out searching!
It is totally fine not having a concrete plan in place right now. A lot of people go to school and change their major for various reasons.
The best piece of advice that I could give to you right now would be to keep an open mind. That does not really help you to move forward so I will offer a little more.
Please consider taking a personality test. There are a few of them you can take online in private without giving out personal information. The guidance office at your school typically have those type of resources as well. The good part about the test is that there are no right or wrong answers. You simply pick your preference and based on your answers (typically around 100 questions) it will give you feedback on your personality type and what type of careers COULD be a great fit for you.
Even if the careers suggested do not sound appealing to you pick two or three learn more about. If possible try to dedicate one hour a week to learn about those careers. After you have gathered information about a couple careers talk about it with people that know you and people that do not. It is good to get insight from various perspectives.