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How did you choose you career? Are you happy with your choice?

We are faced with the decision of choosing a career so early , when we actually still know little about life; few of us have clear view of what we want to pursue but for the most choosing a college is a hard decision to make because we don't know what we want. In US you can start college and make up your mind as you go while in many countries you have to commit from the start.
How was this process for you? Years into your career do you feel that you made the right decision? Would you chose the same second time around? Did you look for advice from other people? from parents? from educators? from role models? Did you know what you would be good at? Did you consider the potential income your career will bring you? Did you actually look at the trends in economy to figure out your employment prospects?


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    Apr 14 2013: I did not choose my career. It chose me. When I looked up, I saw what color my parachute was. I am a rare lucky person because only those who follow their passion are happy with their career, I think.
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      Apr 15 2013: Yes, you are lucky for having had a passion and turned it into a career; it is harder for people that don't feel a strong calling in a specific direction and that's what I am interested in exploring people's way of rationalizing what step to take. Should you go by aptitude, or may be you should just try whatever sounds good for the time being and then switch career if it turns out not being what you like to do? Some things we like to do could be kept as hobbies.

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