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    I am quite puzzled what I should be at the moment, so I would like you guys to give me some suggestions, by analyzing my traits, hobbies and interests.
    I am a 15 year old, who loves maths and everything to do with science (more maths though). Im good at problem solving, speaking publicly and managing tasks, as well as other individuals.

    Im not sure if I want to be:
    > A neuro surgeon
    > Computer Scientist
    > Investment Banker
    > Lawyer

    I have interests in all these areas, but im not quite sure what I want. Ive recently got heavily into coding learning 3 Languages well in the space of 3 months (Javascript, HTML, CSS) and still learning more programme based languages like C# and PHP, but i fear that I may be stuck in a room coding a programme for a client, and im not quite sure that's what I want to do, I definitely want to own my own business, and just not quite sure what field in at the moment.

    Please, if you could give some suggestions, with how it links to me I would love so.

    P.S. Some of you may say its too early, and I still have time, but I don't think I have I want to make preparations for my job now, and with very diverse jobs I need to make a decision quickly :/
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    Excluding the neuro-science which I don't know much about, you could quite easily pursue academics that are related to your interest in computing and still pursue a career in law or investment banking.


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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Excluding the neuro-science which I don't know much about, you could quite easily pursue academics that are related to your interest in computing and still pursue a career in law or investment banking.


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    Oh really? I didnt know that... How does that work?
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    (Original post by B4sh)
    Oh really? I didnt know that... How does that work?
    You don't need to do a vocational degree/qualifications for either career.

    Law - if you decide to take a graduate route into law, you can take a conversion course called the Graduate Diploma in Law. This is one year of study and basically brings you up to speed on law and you are deemed as "qualified" as someone who did a law degree.

    Investment banking - you don't need a degree in economics/finance. Some areas of investment banking will actually want to target people with a technology background as it is a key part of their business.



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    (Original post by B4sh)
    I am quite puzzled what I should be at the moment, so I would like you guys to give me some suggestions, by analyzing my traits, hobbies and interests.
    I am a 15 year old, who loves maths and everything to do with science (more maths though). Im good at problem solving, speaking publicly and managing tasks, as well as other individuals.

    Im not sure if I want to be:
    > A neuro surgeon
    > Computer Scientist
    > Investment Banker
    > Lawyer

    I have interests in all these areas, but im not quite sure what I want. Ive recently got heavily into coding learning 3 Languages well in the space of 3 months (Javascript, HTML, CSS) and still learning more programme based languages like C# and PHP, but i fear that I may be stuck in a room coding a programme for a client, and im not quite sure that's what I want to do, I definitely want to own my own business, and just not quite sure what field in at the moment.

    Please, if you could give some suggestions, with how it links to me I would love so.

    P.S. Some of you may say its too early, and I still have time, but I don't think I have I want to make preparations for my job now, and with very diverse jobs I need to make a decision quickly :/

    I definitely think neurosurgery is the odd one out there.. it sounds to me like you'd be much better suited to a more maths based degree. Something like computer science, or similar.

    Remember you don't have to decide what you want to be now, you will discover many more opportunities whilst at University and maybe discover a passion for something which you haven't considered before. Have you considered getting work experience in all of these fields to expand your understanding of the day to day jobs you might have?
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    I definitely think neurosurgery is the odd one out there.. it sounds to me like you'd be much better suited to a more maths based degree. Something like computer science, or similar.

    Remember you don't have to decide what you want to be now, you will discover many more opportunities whilst at University and maybe discover a passion for something which you haven't considered before. Have you considered getting work experience in all of these fields to expand your understanding of the day to day jobs you might have?
    Great suggestion will definately try that, please take in mind money... Do you think computer science offers that?
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    You don't need to do a vocational degree/qualifications for either career.

    Law - if you decide to take a graduate route into law, you can take a conversion course called the Graduate Diploma in Law. This is one year of study and basically brings you up to speed on law and you are deemed as "qualified" as someone who did a law degree.

    Investment banking - you don't need a degree in economics/finance. Some areas of investment banking will actually want to target people with a technology background as it is a key part of their business.



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    Uhm, taking into consideration, money, staying in the job till old age, and business fulfillment can you scope one thing I could potentially pick?
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    (Original post by B4sh)
    Uhm, taking into consideration, money, staying in the job till old age, and business fulfillment can you scope one thing I could potentially pick?
    I don't think anyone could pick one for you.

    Plenty of people get all those things from those lines of work.


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    I don't think anyone could pick one for you.

    Plenty of people get all those things from those lines of work.


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    I dont necessarily mean pick, its still my decision at the end of the day, but what would you pick taking those prospects into consideration
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    (Original post by B4sh)
    I am quite puzzled what I should be at the moment, so I would like you guys to give me some suggestions, by analyzing my traits, hobbies and interests.
    I am a 15 year old, who loves maths and everything to do with science (more maths though). Im good at problem solving, speaking publicly and managing tasks, as well as other individuals.

    Im not sure if I want to be:
    > A neuro surgeon
    > Computer Scientist
    > Investment Banker
    > Lawyer

    I have interests in all these areas, but im not quite sure what I want. Ive recently got heavily into coding learning 3 Languages well in the space of 3 months (Javascript, HTML, CSS) and still learning more programme based languages like C# and PHP, but i fear that I may be stuck in a room coding a programme for a client, and im not quite sure that's what I want to do, I definitely want to own my own business, and just not quite sure what field in at the moment.

    Please, if you could give some suggestions, with how it links to me I would love so.

    P.S. Some of you may say its too early, and I still have time, but I don't think I have I want to make preparations for my job now, and with very diverse jobs I need to make a decision quickly :/
    I think that Computer Science, if you're good at it, is a very good degree to do if you're interested in starting your own business. A lot of extremely successful start-up tech firms were founded by CompSci graduates.
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    talk to your parents kid.
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    Seriously, from someone who learned the hard way, stop thinking about money and everything else, and try to decide what it is that you really want to do. What are you most passionate about? That's what you'll go furthest in


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    I dont necessarily mean pick, its still my decision at the end of the day, but what would you pick taking those prospects into consideration
    Any of them.

    You could have a successful, well paid and enjoyable career in any of the field you have taken. But that will all be down to you and ultimately those who do well in the careers often have a passion or absolute drive for it. Whether you have that passion will come through testing it out further.

    But you are 15 - at the moment the biggest decision you have to make is what you are going to study, not what career you are going to have. Apart from the neuroscience, you could easily pursue the other 3 careers with the same set of qualifications at a-level or equivalent or degree level.


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    talk to your parents kid.
    They'll only be thinking about the money too ahah
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    As someone who has run an eCommerce business and also done a GDL I can honestly say that you should not at 15 feel like you need to make the decision. Keep your qualifications broad for now, you really can't go wrong with maths qualifications. Add some business studies to that and you will have a really solid foundation to enter any of the later 3 career areas. If you want to enter medicine however you will need to move into sciences which, whereas not precluding the others it would make a transition into them harder. The best piece of advice I could offer someone in your situation however is to seek internships and placements as soon as possible. Get on some vacation schemes with law firms, do an internship at a digital agency or bank.

    To my mind the legal side is something you should definitely explore further, it is broad enough to offer opportunities in all those areas and law firms are more and more seeking people with digital experience. The GDL is definitely a good pathway to consider however do bear in mind that a GDL is something which is difficult to get funding for, so getting a foot in the door early with vacation schemes can make sure that you can keep that door open in future.
 
 
 
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