It is very unlikely any High School student knows for certain what they want to be when they grow up. You should be taking a wide range of classes in High School to help expose you to all of the different subjects. When you graduate it should be clear what subjects you enjoy, which you dislike, what you are good...
Best answer: It is very unlikely any High School student knows for certain what they want to be when they grow up. You should be taking a wide range of classes in High School to help expose you to all of the different subjects. When you graduate it should be clear what subjects you enjoy, which you dislike, what you are good at, and what you struggle with. From there you would ideally go on to further study a subject area that interests you and that you excel at.
Obviously there are some external factors that play into that decision such as "will I be able to find a good paying job after I graduate?" People may love art or cooking, but entering those fields one has to know and accept the high possibility of being unemployed and/or working very low unskilled labor jobs. There are few jobs that regularly travel around the world, but that doesn't stop you from being able to take international vacations. Likewise very few people are successful musicians, but most people enjoy music and some really enjoy playing instruments in their free time. You do not need to make a career out of those interests in order to partake in them.
Your career should be something you really enjoy doing and would look forward to doing every day, all day long. Align your interests to specific fields in the industry and investigate what opportunities are available there. Pick something that will hopefully pay fairly well and has a good long-term outlook. When you enter college you can declare a major that will help focus your education in that direction. If you later decide it's not for you, you can change it... but those adjustments should be minor. For example you want to work in a science field, focus in biology, and decided you really enjoy working in a lab. After a couple of additional courses you find out working in a lab is not what your expected, so you decide to focus on Pharmacology. Yes it's an adjustment, but it is not a major change that will cause years of retaking classes like would happen if you decided science or biology were not you for.
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