I am having trouble figuring out what I want to do in the future as a career. Any tips?


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Soul Fly Profile
Soul Fly answered

I was in the same boat, and so I went out and applied for jobs for anything and everything. I found myself working for a non-profit thrift store which intrigued my interests in fixing up the old computers that were donated. Doing my own research I learned how to reprogram and upgrade desktops.  Which led me to take on a second job at a computer and laptop repair shop, which in-turn gave me the experience needed to apply myself into the technology industry. Currently I work for a well know web hosting company and am now building my career with them.

Moral of the story:

Your career path is exactly that, a path. You won't find it right away and sometimes you have to be willing to walk down the roads that are right in front of you before you can find the paths of where you want to be heading.

Tris Fray Potter Profile

Find something you love, and go from there.  Or you could choose something you already know a lot about (and enjoy), and go for a career in that field.


If you like science, and helping people, you could be a doctor

If you like designing buildings (Lego, Minecraft), you could be an engineer or an architect.

If you like cooking, you could be a chef.

Of course, there's no limits to what you can do.  You just have to find what you love!

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Are you still in high school? If so talk to your guidance counselor. They often have tests you can take that match you up to possible careers based on you academic strengths.  Chose the one that sounds most fun.

Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal with a BS degree in Social-Psychology, answered

There has to be something you're very interested in doing and/or love to do, maybe as a hobby, or something to do. This is the key to happiness in the work place, if you can be doing what you love most and if youre happy then the rest will surely follow.  So do some thinking outside your comfort box , find something and then figure out what you need to do to accomplish your dream job and go all out for it.  Good luck

Allo Vera Profile
Allo Vera answered

Most of us work it out as we go along. The things I was interested in when I was younger, have changed now I'm older. Either do something you enjoy, as you spend a large percentage of your life at work or, work at something that pays well so you can afford hobbies and holidays.

Cody Deegan Profile
Cody Deegan answered

People don't know what they want until you show it to them. That statement is from the movie Leap Year, not sure if you are familiar with it. The reason why I typed it there is because it is true, though not always. I'd advise you to submerge yourself into activities that you think could lead you to a possible future career path.

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