A lot of students usually have a pretty good idea of what they would like to do after they graduate. Whether you’ve decided on an occupation from when you were little or if you just figured out what you would enjoy in high school, college may or may not be necessary for the path you’re willing to take. Many jobs require at least a high school diploma or a GED, but a Bachelor’s Degree is also very much welcomed and encouraged. However, college may not be for everyone.
If you have an idea on where you want to go with your life after you graduate, you should do research on the salary and the job requirements. Most jobs require at least four years of college, the major depending on what you’re going for. Be sure to ask other people that you may know who have gone to college what it’s like. You may even try to job shadow so you know if you want to go through college before you make a commitment.
Although it’s tough to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life, you should look into some professions and look at the education requirements, the salary, and how much college will cost. If you’re worried about the cost of college, you should look into scholarships you can apply for in high school so your debt won’t be as much, and also look into how much the salary is per year, because some professions make so much money their college is able to be payed off in a few short years.
No matter what you decide to do, be sure to go through with something you love and that you’ll want to stick with, because college can be overwhelming, and if you pick something that you end up changing your mind about and picking a different major, you will most likely be thrown off course. Good luck!