How do I find out what career I should choose?THE REASON THAT I ASK THIS QUESTION IS BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO GET STUCK WITH SOMETHING THAT I DONT LIKE AND GO THOROUGH THE MONOTONIES THAT MOST PEOPLE...

How do I find out what career I should choose?

THE REASON THAT I ASK THIS QUESTION IS BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO GET STUCK WITH SOMETHING THAT I DONT LIKE AND GO THOROUGH THE MONOTONIES THAT MOST PEOPLE UNDERGO. PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME GUIDANCE...!!!!!11

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I suggest volunteering in different professions. When you actually see the day to day life of your chosen profession, you may realize that it is not for you. You might decide that you are interested, and in that case you can find a mentor to guide you through the process. You might still find yourself in a career you don't like, but at least you will have done your due diligence.
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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Many people find that when they get into college they find new interests and end up changing their career path. This is completely normal. The best thing to do is speak with your guidance counselor. They will be able to help you sort through what interests you the most and what career will be the best match.

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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I think it is important, as well, as someone else mentioned, to really ask yourself what your interests are, what you are good at, and what contributions you want to make to your community, region, country, and world.  Seeing out the help of a guidance counselor is a great idea!  Also, in college, they have career centers where you can go to get help in this area.  For example, my college has a career center that tests students' strengths, etc.; they also offer assistance in placing people in particular jobs that are part-time and full-time.  Good luck in your search!

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alohaspirit | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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I agree seek guidance from your counselor and talk about what interests you and by discussing and doing a little soul searching you will come across a career path.  Also do not feel that there is only one career out there for you. Life is about exploring options and finding out who you are.  The best advice I have to give to you is look within yourself and reflect on your interests, talents, and what you want to provide to this world.  No matter what find a career that has meaning and gives back to the community in some way and form.

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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A good way to start is to visit your school's Guidance Department and ask for an aptitude test, or find aptitude tests online. These tests ask you questions about your interests and reveal what areas you would probably be successful in.

Another way to figure out what you might be interested in doing as a career is to make a list of all the things you love to do. List your hobbies, talents, favorite subjects, etc. Then go through that list and think of jobs that use those skills and talents. It helps to talk to lots of people like parents, family members, teachers, and counselors who can advise you.

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snagglepuss7 | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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You should do what makes you happy, what you are passionate about, what drives your soul, and makes the world a better place.  If you choose a path that you like, only to find that it doesn't truly suite you, change.  No one has to stay in the same profession his entire life.  But when you do what you love, you will wake every (well, most at least) morning with energy and excitement for your day.

I agree with asking for guidance through councellors and appitude tests. I would also talk to your good friends and family members about what they see are your strengths.  Sometimes people who know us best can see use clearer than we see ourselves.

This is what I have done and it has served me well.  Much luck to you!

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rlendensky | Student, College Freshman

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First and foremost it is not uncommon to not know what you're planning on doing for the rest of your life even through the first two years of college. In this matter, however, it is crucial to utilize your respective school's guidance department and academic counseling department. They can help identify not only careers that would satisfy your strengths but also satisfy your interests and they can help guide you through majors and classes which apply to that certain profession. Don't fret because most people have no idea what they want to do.

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