Dear Amy: How do I figure out what I want to be when I grow up? — Logan F., Trenton, New Jersey
Dear Logan: While you have plenty of time to make decisions about your future, it is always good to think ahead and discover activities that you enjoy now. Then you can do research to find professions that will allow you to use your abilities and interests.
For instance, if you are talented in art, you might be interested to know there are many fields that require artistic skills. You could be a cartoonist or illustrate books, design Web pages, paint or even teach. If you like video games, you might be want to pursue designing them one day.
It is not unusual for a favorite hobby or activity to turn into a lifelong career. Culinary school is available for those who want to become chefs. Athletics is a great field in which to use your natural talents, whether it’s behind the scenes as a team physician or trainer, or on the field as a coach or player.
Check out Kids.gov Jobs, kids.usa.gov/teens/jobs, for an inside look at some cool careers. The A-Z list divides careers by topics of interest such as Art, Computer or Building Things.
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