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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: The choices, that the youth of today have, are truly mind boggling. If I had it to do over, I would surely go into Plastination or some form of Paleontology.
    I chose Cartography/Geography and art when I went to university. I used my own thoughts and what interested me at the time. Never did I think about what sort of income it would bring me. The art has always been my life boat and steady income. I studied what fit me best.
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      Apr 15 2013: I initially studied Forestry/Natural resource Mgmt and today I'm in GIS/Mapping (coincidence) but if I had to do it over I would chose a people related line of work (psychology , medicine) When I was young I strongly rationalized against working with people but over time I changed or I understand life better; I think you can draw the strongest satisfaction in life from helping people.

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