What and where to study in the future?

In summary, the conversation discussed the importance of choosing subjects that align with one's interests and passions, particularly for a high school student who is considering their future career in fields such as aerospace technology and nuclear fusion. It was advised to follow one's heart and study what they love, as this will result in a more fulfilling and successful academic experience. It was also noted that fusion technology may still be a ways off, but it is important to pursue what one is passionate about.
  • #1
Xforce
73
6
Currently a high school student, I would like to know what subjects should I choose at VCE, plus what subjects will I study in which university? I would like to do with aerospace technology and nuclear fusion (or some people call it “nuclear physics specialist in fusion” ) related things for my career... two distinct fields of science
 
Physics news on Phys.org
  • #3
Follow your heart. Study what you love.
 
  • Like
Likes DEvens
  • #4
Of course, it helps to love something useful. Remember fusion is always 50 years out ;)
 
  • #5
Dr. Courtney said:
Follow your heart. Study what you love.

This is so true. If you are doing something you hate you simply won't work on it. If you are doing something you enjoy it will be hard to stop you working on it.

To the original poster: Look back through your school years. What things did you find that you didn't need to be pushed to work on? What things did you work on because it was interesting? Or enjoyable? Or just diverting so that you looked up and hours had passed without you noticing? If you can study that your life will be meaningful and rewarding.
 

Related to What and where to study in the future?

1. What are the top fields of study for the future?

The top fields of study for the future are constantly evolving and can vary depending on current global issues and advancements in technology. However, some popular fields that are expected to have high demand in the future include computer science, data analytics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and renewable energy.

2. What are the best universities for studying these fields?

The best universities for studying these fields can also vary depending on personal preferences and individual goals. However, some top universities known for their programs in these fields include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Cambridge.

3. Is it better to study a specialized field or have a broad range of knowledge?

Both options have their advantages and it ultimately depends on an individual's career goals and interests. Studying a specialized field can make you an expert in a specific area and can lead to high-paying jobs in that field. On the other hand, having a broad range of knowledge can make you more versatile and adaptable to different industries and job roles.

4. Are there any emerging fields that are worth considering for future studies?

Yes, there are many emerging fields that are worth considering for future studies. Some examples include quantum computing, nanotechnology, cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality, and sustainable development. These fields are expected to have a significant impact on society and offer promising career opportunities.

5. How important is it to consider the job market when deciding what to study?

Considering the job market is an important factor when deciding what to study, as it can give you an idea of the demand for certain skills and industries. However, it is also important to choose a field that aligns with your interests and strengths, as this can lead to a more fulfilling career in the long run.

Similar threads

  • STEM Academic Advising
Replies
9
Views
926
Replies
3
Views
760
  • STEM Academic Advising
Replies
16
Views
594
Replies
3
Views
935
Replies
16
Views
1K
  • STEM Academic Advising
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • STEM Academic Advising
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
24
Views
2K
  • STEM Academic Advising
Replies
3
Views
1K
Back
Top