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I dont what career I want even though I'm applying for ucas.
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You don't have to know. You just need to be aware of what your interests are.
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I dont what career I want even though I'm applying for ucas.
Welcome to the real world. No one knows what they want to do until they're doing it

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I just wish I kne what career I wanted! people are always like "I've always wanted to be an engineer" or "Ever since i was a kid I've wanted to be.." Im just stuck
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I dont what career I want even though I'm applying for ucas.
Even some people over 30 who are working don't know what career they want and they feel unsatisfied. You don't need to know what career you want exactly, but rather, how your interests and skills shape who you are.

I would definitely speak to a careers adviser and do as much research as possible into:

1) different career paths (to get an idea of what different jobs involve)

2) different course choices (to see what career prospects they have and also what the courses are about to see if they interest you)

3) If you really don't know, keep contemplating and researching about stuff. The way I've found what I wanted to do was listing out my most important values: Family, My well-being, financial security, contributing to society. I also didn't want to be restricted and under stress, so although I hugely respect doctors and nurses and other healthcare professionals for what they do, I just wasn't cut out for it at this moment in time. I've now found something I want to do that will not leave me restricted (computer science) where the skills and knowledge acquired can be applied to different market areas and so there'll always be jobs for it. I also learned there is use in healthcare informatics which my early influence in my family pushing me to be a doctor, somewhat I guess, has influenced my interest in healthcare but also a personal health issue I have.

I think you need to examine what kind of person you are deeper. Who are you? What are your strengths? What do you like doing? What are your weaknesses and how have you been trying to solve them? What kind of jobs would your academic skills be useful in? Are you more practical or think more?

And it could take time until you find what courses you want to do as well as, to some extent, getting to know yourself better.
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I just wish I kne what career I wanted! people are always like "I've always wanted to be an engineer" or "Ever since i was a kid I've wanted to be.." Im just stuck
Kisuke Urahara is a one boss by the way.

Anyway, no, you don't need to have any thoughts like "I've always wanted to be an engineer" - no one has ever had those thoughts. If they have truly from a very young age, then they're very lucky and trust me, there aren't too many people like that.
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Even some people over 30 who are working don't know what career they want and they feel unsatisfied. You don't need to know what career you want exactly, but rather, how your interests and skills shape who you are.

I would definitely speak to a careers adviser and do as much research as possible into:

1) different career paths (to get an idea of what different jobs involve)

2) different course choices (to see what career prospects they have and also what the courses are about to see if they interest you)

3) If you really don't know, keep contemplating and researching about stuff. The way I've found what I wanted to do was listing out my most important values: Family, My well-being, financial security, contributing to society. I also didn't want to be restricted and under stress, so although I hugely respect doctors and nurses and other healthcare professionals for what they do, I just wasn't cut out for it at this moment in time. I've now found something I want to do that will not leave me restricted (computer science) where the skills and knowledge acquired can be applied to different market areas and so there'll always be jobs for it. I also learned there is use in healthcare informatics which my early influence in my family pushing me to be a doctor, somewhat I guess, has influenced my interest in healthcare but also a personal health issue I have.

I think you need to examine what kind of person you are deeper. Who are you? What are your strengths? What do you like doing? What are your weaknesses and how have you been trying to solve them? What kind of jobs would your academic skills be useful in? Are you more practical or think more?

And it could take time until you find what courses you want to do as well as, to some extent, getting to know yourself better.
I dont think I have the time to think about it anymore since the deadline for my college is tomorrow..I've written a statement on child nursing but I'm having second thoughts
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Kisuke Urahara is a one boss by the way.

Anyway, no, you don't need to have any thoughts like "I've always wanted to be an engineer" - no one has ever had those thoughts. If they have truly from a very young age, then they're very lucky and trust me, there aren't too many people like that.
Haha yeah he is!!
Thats very true .. I just feel like I'm still too young to know what I want to do for the rest of my life
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I just wish I kne what career I wanted! people are always like "I've always wanted to be an engineer" or "Ever since i was a kid I've wanted to be.." Im just stuck
What stuff do you like doing? Look for a course in that. Or take a gap year to figure it out.

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I dont think I have the time to think about it anymore since the deadline for my college is tomorrow..I've written a statement on child nursing but I'm having second thoughts
That's purely your college saying "If you don't hand it in early, we won't check it."
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What stuff do you like doing? Look for a course in that. Or take a gap year to figure it out.



That's purely your college saying "If you don't hand it in early, we won't check it."
I am currently on a gap year and still confused..
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I am currently on a gap year and still confused..
Oh ok.

What sort of stuff do you enjoy?
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I really wouldn't worry too much about the specifics. Think about what you're good at; arts? sciences? What excites you? Then look at courses and careers that could provide that. Try and talk to people doing those jobs - there are forums filled with people from every career imaginable.

When I was a kid I was dead certain about what I wanted to do. After about 5 years of actually doing the job full time I decided it wasn't actually where I wanted to be. Now I'm going back into education to change paths. No big deal.

Even when you're 100% set on something it can still not work out or not be the right fit in reality. Just do your best and roll with the punches. You gain worthwhile and usable skills from everything anyway, and in the modern economy it's becoming expected that you're going to try on lots of job-hats for fit.
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