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career paths Anonymous 66077

is anyone else really struggling to find a career path?

i'm 20 now and i'll be finishing my a.a. this spring. the problem is, i don't know what to do after.

i'm scared if i don't continue college i won't ever be able to support myself so ideally, i'd like to.

my dream job would be wildlife biology but i've heard a lot of the work is long, hard, unpaid or paid very little.

so…right now i'm thinking about a paralegal or graphic design certificate program at my college.

i love to learn, write, be creative/design/sew, make music, and be around/care for animals, but i feel none of my interests can really translate into a career.

writing a book? having an etsy store? making an album? not anything that will make me money, and if it does, i cant support myself from it!

im seriously losing my mind because i feel like i need to decide soon or else ill be some loser. not to mention i already feel bad that i dont wish to pursue a career such as a doctor or therapist or something…

i just don't know what the right fit for me would be. i just want to be able to be around animals and create cute things and make music but i need money to live.

Anonymous 66168

What was your major for your associates degree? Or you mean you just did general ed classes?

Anonymous 66171

>>66168
yes just general ed

Anonymous 66233

>>66077
bump because m losing my mind

Anonymous 66352

>>66233
What's your financial situation like?
I assume you're american so college will be a significant investment

Anonymous 66353

>>66077
>my dream job would be wildlife biology but i've heard a lot of the work is long, hard, unpaid or paid very little.
Well congrats, that sounds like the majority of all jobs unless you want to go into corporate cutthroat hell, engineering hell, or medical hell. Biology does require a lot of extra-curricular interning, but if you like it and commit you can probably go some interesting places. I would discourage you more if you were into theater or some garbage. Just stick to it.

Anonymous 66355

>>66353
Biology majors get fucked pretty hard though, it's not an easy degree and unless you manage to get into med school you want make much more money than a theater major.

Anonymous 66357

>>66355
>Biology majors get fucked pretty hard though, it's not an easy degree and unless you manage to get into med school you want make much more money than a theater major.
At the bachelor's level, average Biology major makes 50k, average theater major makes 30k. Don't know what you're talking about the two aren't even in the same realm as long as she keeps up on summer internships and networks well.

Anonymous 66447

If wildlife bio is what you want to do, start doing research with a prof when you transfer to a university to see if you really like it. You can also consider becoming a veterinarian assuming the prereqs are anything like the premed track where it was just bio/physics/chem/ochem ect, a bullshit hard af entrance exam, and a GPA of 3.5+. If I had to do it over, id just stay in nursing and apply broadly to every nursing school in the state after my pre-nursing classes. Another good option is getting a bio degree then applying to a clinical lab science program.

You do need money to live. If you choose a decent paying job, you can fund your hobbies.

Anonymous 66515

>>66077
From your interests, you can always go for CAD/Drafting, especially if you are already finishing the general education courses for your A.A.; however, I don't know how much you have finished your degree that you will have to do lots of classes again as technical associate's degrees are wildly different from transfer-bound ones.



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