Should You Wait until You Finish College to Decide What Career You Wish?

Deciding which career path to follow – when to make that important decision needs careful consideration.

Choosing a career path is never easy. There are so many options, so many directions and it is virtually impossible to choose. Plus, there are no guarantees that which path you choose will be the best one for you – there are many professionals out there who after a career spanning 25 years long will still tell you that they don’t know what they want to do. Fresh out of college you are having trouble deciding what to wear out at night yet you are expected to make the decisions that will have an everlasting effect on how you map out your future. So when is it the right time to make one of the biggest decisions in your life? Should you wait until you finish school or college to decide what career you wish to follow?

1. Do You Really Know?

If you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, things like fireman and ballerina are some of the answers. You are definitely not going to get a 5-year-old saying they strive to become the top systems analyst in their company or want to become a human rights activist. But, if you ask a teenager what they want to be you will get answers like rock star, model, and fashion designer. But when students are about to enter college ask them what they want to do, chances are they haven’t got a clue. And that is okay – there are very few people that know from the day they turned 5 what it was they wanted to do for the rest of their life – the rest of us will spend a lifetime figuring it out.