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    I always see people talking about maths, sciences, english, etc. Do any of you guys do artsy type A levels, like art, photography, media studies, drama,etc. and why did you pick it and what do you want to be?
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    Probably irrelevant but if you're choosing your options then ffs just go with what you love and what you're good at. I tried to follow my unrealistic dreams of medicine and chose bio and chem and year 12 has been the most stressful and scary year of my life. Dropping chemistry, taking a jump in a random direction and now finally allowing myself to apply for something I love in september. All of this stress could've been avoided if I took what I was good at and enjoyed, rather than waste 2 options on making a dream happen. I gave it a go so no major regrets but aaaaah biggest advice is seriously just do what you're good at and what you enjoy bc every industry has major money-makers and you WILL BE OK OK
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Probably irrelevant but if you're choosing your options then ffs just go with what you love and what you're good at. I tried to follow my unrealistic dreams of medicine and chose bio and chem and year 12 has been the most stressful and scary year of my life. Dropping chemistry, taking a jump in a random direction and now finally allowing myself to apply for something I love in september. All of this stress could've been avoided if I took what I was good at and enjoyed, rather than waste 2 options on making a dream happen. I gave it a go so no major regrets but aaaaah biggest advice is seriously just do what you're good at and what you enjoy bc every industry has major money-makers and you WILL BE OK OK
    The problem is that what you enjoy is usually very over saturated and under paid. It is better to go with things you enjoy less, but have better prospects.
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    (Original post by Uncle Tom)
    The problem is that what you enjoy is usually very over saturated and under paid. It is better to go with things you enjoy less, but have better prospects.
    See I've always followed this 'rule' so decided medicine could be a money maker and went for that. That mindset is depressing, boring and stressful and just not worth it whatsoever. Regardless of the area you specialise in, if you're determined and a hard-worker it'll work out somehow. Or just teach yourself code those techies earn 90,000 a year wtf
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    See I've always followed this 'rule' so decided medicine could be a money maker and went for that. That mindset is depressing, boring and stressful and just not worth it whatsoever. Regardless of the area you specialise in, if you're determined and a hard-worker it'll work out somehow. Or just teach yourself code those techies earn 90,000 a year wtf
    You probably won't. You aren't the only one who is after that "fun" job, thousands of others are as well. Being good enough is not enough - you also need a tremendous, unimaginable slice of luck headed your way. Also, to get well paid in any career you need to dedicate yourself to it now - there are very few that you can just waltz into and make big money (and they tend to be hella competitive).

    Make getting a standard, decently paid career your primary focus as early as possible, and pursue what you love on the side. Who knows, you may even grow to enjoy what pays the bills.
 
 
 
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