I am torn between two career options, completely opposite in ways of getting them. I have senior year to decide, but after that, I have to choose. The sooner I decide, the better, because both could use some preparation. So, I’ll give you give some of my pros and cons and info on each, and hopefully you guys can help me decide. Thank you!
Doctorate in Psychology (any job in field expect therapy)
I would have to work very hard senior year, and go somewhere that has a high ranking in the psychology field. My family is low income, so I’d also have to take the tuition into account, meaning I might end up living somewhere slightly boring for college. It would cost a lot of money, but eventually I’d be working in a mental hospital or research facility. I would probably end up making good money, and would have something to show for myself and my family with a good professional career.
My own business
It would be art and music related. An all ages venue and a center for those interested in the arts. I would sell local zines, artwork, and music. My friend wants to partner with me to sell her sculptures and homemade furniture. A place playing cool music or movies all day, in which I get to spend my day in a place Ive made my own. I would have to get a bank loan. I would have to buy thousands in equipment, not to mention buying property because I’d want to change it. Id be living in an interesting city, and probably not making much money. It would be a job in which I would be constantly creating, which I love. I would begin with an online store throughout two years of community college in a city near my hometown (which is free), and work as much as possible. There i would save up money for a real store with my partner.
Both I am very passionate about, but sadly I can’t really do both, or fall back on the other if my first choice fails. Whatever advice you all may have is greatly appreciated.