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What feild should I prepare for?

  1. Jul 3, 2012 #1
    Im not even out of high school yet, but Im really curious about what people on here think i should be working towards in my studies. I have close to no idea what i want to do when Im older but I know I love math and physics. They just come really easy to me, at school when I take precal and reg high school physics Ive never had anything less than an a. but at home after im done with school my hobbies are basically school, I have calculus and college calculus based physics books that I do for fun and preperation for college,(ron larson calculus, halliday, resnick physics.). But asside from loving the subject I dont know what I want to do career wise, and everyone I know in college thinks i should go into a computer related feild or something engineering physics. Any ideas?
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  3. Jul 4, 2012 #2
    Nobody knows, but you will be able to experiment and see what you like and you still have time to figure it out. Good luck
  4. Jul 4, 2012 #3


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    You may want to avoid a career as a copy editor.

    Seriously though, the only effective method I know for figuring this kind of thing out is trial and error. If you're in high school get a part-time and/or sumer job to (a) help you start saving for univeristy and (b) start gaining some work experience.

    I would also start visiting university campuses. Go on tours. Talk with current students. Learn what their classes are like and what kinds of projects they work on - particularly in their senior years.

    Something else to try is job-shadowing. Go into peoples' work environments and see how they spend their days. Your high school guidance department will likely be able to help you out with this.
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