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    Default What to Do?

    Well, I will be leaving school in a few short years and I have got no idea what I want to do any more. I used to want to be a teacher of history and or maths. I just don't know what I want to do anymore. I love animals and I like history, maths, chemistry, physics and english.

    Does anyone know what sort of jobs I could do?
    My dog is my best friend and helps me though those hard days.
    ♥Isaac♥Bronson♥Pepper♥
    ♥Animals♥

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    Hate to say this - but the world is your oyster and there are no easy answers. You come from a generation that is likely to see 4-5 career changes in the average persons lifetime. This is due mostly to the way gen Y is wired - you come from an instant gratification society so get bored really easily - as a general rule.

    Do what pleases you and from there who knows - you could go from chemist to zoo keeper to florist!!

    Look - history is the basis of all understanding - naturally I say that as a historian. Whilst we keep looking to science for the answers we will continue to repeat our mistakes. It is when we look at history, not the human genome, that we understand the truth of human nature. That is IMO of course.

    History isnt something you need necessarily pursue - it might just be something that helps you follow other paths with more awareness,

    You might want to consider lab work - but it is a solitary life in many cases

    If you are going to be a teacher do a science/maths as well as your humanities - that way you are more likely to be employed.

    What about biochemistry?

    You should go to all the open days and careers festivals you can get to - they might open your mind up to new ideas.

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    Hi Forgiveness

    Sounds like you still have a few school years left...I'd focus on achieving the best results you can - that will give you more options later on. Being unsure of what you want to do happens to most of us, not just at school but once in the workplace as well.
    So concentrate on achieving high results-that's what I did when I was at school and not sure of what I wanted to do. That way you can do, study whatever you like, and you don't have to stick to one thing either.. but it's all dependant on your results.
    Eg. Once you're at uni you can study your chosen field, you can specialize in diff areas, you can change and study something else.
    I started with a Degree in arts-that lead to a degree in teaching. I've worked in both fields, then as a self-employed artist, then my husband and I started our own renovating business......see what I mean....If you have good results, you have more options.
    There's some great TAFE courses out there too...
    And Occy's right about going to all the career info. days. You might come across something you never thought of before.
    What about a Vet? You like animals, science etc.
    All the best!

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    Come and do vetenarian science with me!
    I'll be your nurse!
    Science + love of animals go great together.

    No doubt you'll change your mind every 6 months though

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    Thanks to all of you.
    I have been trying to get to all the career info days, theres another one coming up soon. I think I will try and just get the best results I can with my school work and see where it takes me. I will take it as it comes I guess.

    Thanks Occy and Magdalena for you helpful ideas and advice.

    aussiemyf7- I had never thought of been a vet or anything I might look into that.
    My dog is my best friend and helps me though those hard days.
    ♥Isaac♥Bronson♥Pepper♥
    ♥Animals♥

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    You're Welcome!
    And yes, concentrate on doing well and i'm sure things will fall into place....i also thought being a Vet might suit you.
    All the best!

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    Thanks
    My dog is my best friend and helps me though those hard days.
    ♥Isaac♥Bronson♥Pepper♥
    ♥Animals♥

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