Ensuring Your Career Is Right For You


Sydney Ruiz

Sophomore Sara Ward, scrolling through Amarillo College

Medical, Education, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Technology, Arts, Engineering… the list of career and occupations go on and on, which makes it all the more difficult for future college students to pick a major.

“I want to go to college so I can figure out what exactly I want to do,” junior Berklee Brice said. “As of right now, I have no idea. I feel like if I can go to college, it can help me with my experiences and likes and dislikes.”

Brice said she thinks she would like to go into the medical field, possibly as a nurse or doctor but said college will be the best answer for her and anyone who is struggling with the decision of what career field to enter.

“People have a better chance at life if they go to college,” Brice said. “If you go to school for something to begin with, and then you find out you don’t like it, now you know what you won’t be doing as a career.”

Junior Alyssa Romo disagrees, and said that high school graduates should be confident in their degree choice before paying college tuition.

“If you have no idea what you’re doing, college could be the worse thing for you,” Romo said. “You’re wasting money on a degree you don’t even like. If you did want to change it, it’s just more money coming out of your wallet.”

However, answering the question of “what do you want to do with your life” is something that many teens struggle with. One thing that both Brice and Romo can certainly agree on is that picking a career is a difficult task.

“It’s not about money,” Romo said. “It can’t be about money. Everybody wants a high paying job, but they don’t know the sacrifice it comes with. Nobody is happy knowing their career isn’t right for them.”