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    I feel like I'm having a mini existential crisis.

    I'm doing AS currently and my subjects are English Language, English Literature, Psychology and Business Studies. I have no idea what I want to become.

    I thought I wanted to become a clinical psychologist but I found out it takes 8-11 years, and so many people in that field have said that they dont get paid enough and its not worth it. That makes me worried because just like everyone else of course, I want to have a high paid job... and I do have an interest in psychology but I don't know if that will remain for long either. It kind of changes with me.

    I wanted to become a writer ever since I was little but I know that career is just full of risks, and you only get paid a lot if you're lucky with the book you publish. And I can't really imagine myself being a journalist either. I want to aim high but at the same time I feel like I'm being ridiculous because I don't even know what I want but I can't settle for a small job?!

    And can I really have a business-related job if I only do Business Studies? Is this possible?

    My true passion is with animals, I used to want to be a veternarian but I found Chemistry too hard (and I have maths problems) and I realized that being a vet isnt the only way to help animals, there are a lot of ways but will they actually get me an even decent salary?

    I'm completely stuck. I wish I could have a high-paid job with animals, or even a Business related job but it seems like a dead end.

    Most people regularly go through this, it's not a bad thing as it shows you're serious about your future and you're keeping your options open.

    I focused my study more on accounting/business/finance through my A-levels and degree. To get a a job in these fields doesn't require you to have any specific eduavtional backgrounds. Most of these fields require professional qualifications and do welcome people from any degree discipline. So even if you decide to have a career in finance or accounting etc. With a degree in psychology then this should not be a problem.

    For career advice, it is best to talk to as many people as you can about it, use career advisors at college as well as tutors. Make an account on LinkedIn and branch out to graduates and professionals and ask them questions. This way you will have more information to put you at ease and help you make the right choice.

    One last piece of advice, do not let this get in the way of your current modules, don't lose interest in subjects too easily.

    Hope this helped.
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