Choosing your life’s career path

Published 7:00 am Saturday, February 6, 2016

Friday a Hancock High School student was recognized for being named a finalist in the Google Doodle contest.
Her doodle focused on her favorite things, writing, running and her home state.
Out of all of the schools in the state our region was lucky to have a student picked for the honor.
During the interview with the young lady she said she’s still unsure what she will do after she graduates high school. Being only a junior in high school, that’s an understandable statement.
After graduation it took me many years to choose a career path. Like most adults, I’ve had various jobs since graduating high school.
The same will be true for just about every high schools student as they head out into adulthood and discover the things they really enjoy doing that could be turned into a career.
To help with the decision process, take a career assessment, focus on interests and decide if you’re an outgoing person. Social individuals will be happiest finding a job that deals with the public, while more introverted people will appreciate a job with some time alone.
No matter the path you choose, be sure to research the salary range, education required and the availability of your ideal job in the area you really want to live.
At first it might appear as though you will have to move far away to find your ideal job, but don’t forget there are many great jobs close to home. The benefit will be that you won’t have to miss family gatherings, or make new friends.
At the same time, if an adventure is what the doctor ordered, don’t be afraid to take that first step.
Ultimately, what a person does with their life is a decision each individual will have to make for themselves.

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