Are You Supposed to Pick Just One Career When You Grow Up?
This is a common question that students may ask. Are you supposed to pick just one career when you grow up? The answer is no. As you go through elementary school and high school, you will find that you will change your interests all the time. Maybe in school right now, you’re interested in animals and you want to become a Veterinarian. When you start high school, you may find out that you’re really good at writing so maybe you want to become a writer. There’s nothing wrong with that. You will find through experience that you are more interested in other subjects than others and the natural thing to do is to choose a career based on what you’re most interested in doing and what you do the best in, and you only find that out through time and the different courses that you will take.
Elementary school is great to figure out what you like as you are introduced to a lot of different subjects in school like Art, Math, Science and Gym. In high school, you get to choose some of your courses based on what you like which will help you to figure out what you like and what you don’t like, taking you a step closer to what career path you want to follow. Of course this can change a few times in high school. Even after high school you can change your mind in university or college. You will see that maybe you’re more interested in another program so you can switch to that or maybe specialize in one program as your major and take another course at the same time as your minor. There are a lot of options available to you.
Even after college or university when you’re starting to work at a job, you will find you will switch careers often. Maybe there are not many jobs available in your chosen field after graduating and you decide to work in another industry. Maybe you started working in your chosen line of work after graduation and you find out that it’s not really what you want to do after all and you decide to pursue another line of work, maybe going back to school in that industry or maybe you happen to get a job in that field. You never know what will happen.
The most important thing to remember is to keep your options open as anything can change, including your interests and available jobs in that market so you must be able to adapt to these different situations. The best part is, you can gain skills in many different industries that you can you can use in any job. So enjoy and take advantage of all these experiences.