Dear Amy: How do I decide what I want to be when I grow up? —George S., Alexandria, Va.
Dear George: Fortunately, you have plenty of time to decide what your future job might be. Choosing a career should be based on what you enjoy doing. For example, if you like working outdoors, you might want to be a landscape architect, forest ranger or a
farmer. If you enjoy water-related activities,
you might choose to be a marine biologist,
zoologist or a submersible pilot. Is science
your main interest? Check out Cool Science
Careers, coolsciencecareers.rice.edu. There are
many jobs to choose from; the important
thing is to choose something you think you
will love doing every day.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, bls.gov/k12/students.htm
, has a great site to help
narrow your search. Just choose a topic you
are interested in, then pick a career to find
out important facts such as education requirements
and salary range. Visit Kids.gov
for an A-Z List of Jobs, kids.usa.gov/jobs/a-z-list/index.shtml
. Choose jobs that sound
interesting to you and find out more about
them. You will also find fun jobs Games
and Videos of professionals.