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Old 06-23-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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I have a year left in high school and I want to be 100% sure of what I want to be by the end of this year. I'm not exactly shy; I just work better when I'm on my own or near that. I consider myself above average and I'm looking for a job that I'll be good at and that will pay well, $70K and higher. I don't exactly base it off of what I'm good at, because I can gradually get "good" at anything if I put my mind to it.

I've looked at Anesthesiologist, actuaries, and pharmacist, for examples... those pay 100k that I'm interested in.

The specific field doesn't really matter, as long as I don't have to give speeches or things like that... people say, "just talk more" or "why don't you talk?"... I just prefer solitude and it's simply my personality.

Do you know of any jobs that fit my description?

Thanks for reading.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Any job that requires a lot of math and science is a good fit for you then.

If you are not good at those subjects, then you will just have to practice talking to people more. Reason: all other jobs require playing office politics to some extent.

Actually even the math/science jobs do, but there you can show solid proof for your work.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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I have a year left in high school and I want to be 100% sure of what I want to be by the end of this year. I'm not exactly shy; I just work better when I'm on my own or near that. I consider myself above average and I'm looking for a job that I'll be good at and that will pay well, $70K and higher. I don't exactly base it off of what I'm good at, because I can gradually get "good" at anything if I put my mind to it.

I've looked at Anesthesiologist, actuaries, and pharmacist, for examples... those pay 100k that I'm interested in.

The specific field doesn't really matter, as long as I don't have to give speeches or things like that... people say, "just talk more" or "why don't you talk?"... I just prefer solitude and it's simply my personality.

Do you know of any jobs that fit my description?

Thanks for reading.
There are a number of actuarial jobs that will fit your needs and yeah, the pay once you finish your exams will be pretty decent.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I have a year left in high school and I want to be 100% sure of what I want to be by the end of this year.
Why is this so important?
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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How about find something that your interested in, that may make some money, instead of kowtowing to your "shyness."

I was shy too, and to a degree I still am, however I never didn't do anything because of my shyness especially if I wanted it bad enough.

I wouldn't want to live my life like that.

Plus Some would say that the social aspect of working "networking" is more important than your talent, in many fields.

You're still young and it's good that you're thinking about these things, but don't settle with "this is my personality." You'll be surprised over the years how those things, and your own self identities change no matter how immovable they feel like now.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge, Virgina
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First off i have to say your a smart young adult, already trying to figure out what you what to be is always a intelligent thing to strive for, you also set the bar high knowing you want to make a certain amount $70k is well above average as far as salaries go.....being shy or a introvert can make some jobs uncomfortable, but with time you get used to them.....i dont know a introvert that couldnt do public speaking, they just find it exteremly uncomfortable. I say this to say find out where your passion lies as far as job wise. Then even if its public speaking you CAN do it, and at first it willl be uncomfortable but eventually you can over come that feeling! So whatever your passion is i wish you the best of luck!
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Duarte, CA
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Tech Startup, Actuary, Computer Engineer, Investment Quantitative Analyst, Day Trader
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Why is this so important?
Probably because they can't\don't want to rack up 6 years in college and 150k+ in debt wandering around from major to major.

My family had limited finances and I got in and out in 4 years with my actuarial degree and within 3 years of graduation had no loans and had made a downpayment on my first house.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Why is this so important?
I don't want to be like most people and change their major in the middle of college...

Plus, I don't see what's wrong with preparing for the rest of my life/my future.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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Technical and engineering jobs often provide great environments for introverts. And although you will most likely never develop an extroverted personality and preferences, learning to act like an extrovert helps a lot; being sort of a closeted introvert, who are not well thought of in many circles.

Maybe if this is moved to a career/business section rather than education you will find more answers to help you.
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