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Charting the Future: High School Students and Their Career Aspirations

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Ever wonder what the future holds after your graduation? Many students in TCS do. Choosing a career path can feel overwhelming, but high school is a great time to start exploring your options.

Picture yourself a few years down the road. You finally walked your graduation, and now you’re stepping into an exciting new chapter. You may already be set on a specific path or feeling a little lost in the path you should take. High school is the perfect time to explore your options and determine what path you should follow for your future. 

When asked about what she is doing to prepare for her future career Helena Garcia, 11th-grade student, said, “I’m doing AP psychology, and whenever there is a program I do it, since I want to study psychology.”

This is a clear example of what students do to prepare for their future after high school. Taking classes that the school offers that relate to the path you want to take after school is a great way to prepare yourself, just like Garcia is currently doing.  

“My biggest fear when entering the medicine career is that it is extremely academically challenging,” Emilio Fajardo, 11th grade student, said.

Emilio’s feelings are shared by many high school students who want to enter the medical field. The rigorous academic demands, extensive coursework, and long years of study required to become a healthcare professional can be difficult. Students like Emilio worry about balancing their current school responsibilities with the additional pressure of preparing for medical school. However, this fear also drives many to develop strong study habits and seek out resources to help them succeed. 

“I plan on achieving my career goals in healthcare by being consistent and dedicating time to inform myself about this career,” Juanita Lopez, 11th grade student, said. 

Juanita’s initiative shows how many high school students are taking charge of their futures. By exploring career options, finding mentors, and gaining experience, she’s building a strong foundation for success. This dedication is especially valuable in today’s competitive job market. Schools that provide strong career guidance and resources, such as TCS, can empower students like Juanita to thrive. These programs can help young people explore their interests, develop skills, and make informed decisions about their futures.

“For the future, I would like to have my consulting room or work at a prison,” Garcia said. 

Garcia’s vision for her future career showcases the different aspirations high school students have. Her ambition to either establish her consulting room or work within a prison setting demonstrates a commitment to making a difference in people’s lives, regardless of the environment. These interests highlight the broad spectrum of opportunities available in fields like psychology and counseling, and the importance of exploring various career paths. 

“For future internships and work experience, I would like to go to suburban and rural hospitals, etc. to experience different scenarios as a student/doctor,” Lopez said. 

Lopez is taking a proactive approach to her medical education by seeking experience in various healthcare settings, such as suburban and rural hospitals. This shows a strong understanding of the different environments where healthcare professionals can make a positive impact. By working in diverse locations, she’ll broaden her perspective and gain experience in different clinical situations. This will not only enhance her education but also prepare her to be a well-rounded medical professional who can address a wide range of patient needs.

“The skills that are most important for the future are responsibility and consistency,” Juliana Marin, an 11th-grade student, said.