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Choosing your Future

With the future just ahead, picking a job that’s right for you can help plan out your goals
Courtesy of Popular Science

Picking a career and lifestyle can be difficult, especially when you aren’t sure what you are interested in pursuing. There are a multitude of different factors that can be considered to aid you in choosing a career that you love and meets your goals. 

Identifying interests:  When picking a career, you want to have a passion for what you are doing. Being stuck in a job that isn’t enjoyable won’t make life any easier. What makes you happy? Do you enjoy reading? Math? Alongside your interests, picking out your strong suits can be extremely beneficial. Having drive, mixed with talent, will result in a career that compliments you.

Matching a career to your personality: Certain elements of your personality can help differentiate careers that you may be good at versus ones you may not. If you are a sociable person, careers that include working with people may be a good fit for you, whereas it might not be for a more introverted person. This quiz by Truity helps match your personality with career options.

Figuring out your goals: Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now? Do you want to live in an apartment in the city, or in a more rural area? Do you want to work from home or maybe in an office? Incorporating these goals into your future can help meet all the things you want to accomplish. Certain jobs may be more prominent depending on the lifestyle you want to live. For example, living in a city may give you more opportunities to pursue careers in acting or journalism that a rural area might not.

Taking potential salaries into consideration: Although making sure your career is one that you enjoy, making a sustainable living is important as well. Looking up different career types on can give you a visual on how much you’d be making. This can also help guide you in the amount of schooling/certifications you need to gain a position in a certain field. Knowing what needs to be done provides you with an outline on how to attain a job. 

Overall, there are many factors that should be considered when choosing a future fit for you. As long as you enjoy what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

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