I'm a sophomore in high school right now and (although I know it's a bit early to tell) I'm trying to figure out my interests career-wise. At first, I wanted to do chemical engineering - for no particular reason, just I like math and science and well the money to be honest (I know, I know, not right for me to do that but still). But I was talking to a counselor (outside of school), and he took a look at my courses and ECs and told me that I wasn't very "science bound". Here's my junior course/EC schedule for next year:
AP English III, AP Chemistry, APUSH, Precalculus Honors, Spanish II Honors, Student Council, Medical Elective, Colorguard.
Student Council (Liason), LEO Club (Historian), Destination Imagination (President), Math Honor Society and (hopefully but not yet) National Honor Society
I'm also a very communicative person and I love debating and talking with other people. I don't have debate as an EC or class though, because as you can see my hands are already pretty full and our debate team is pretty bad as well.
I was considering something along law or government or politics, but I'm not sure how well it will suit me. I enjoy learning history and how people interact, but I'm just not good at taking tests over it. Also, I absolutely love English, which is why I'm taking the AP course. All the courses above are taken purely out of my interests, as I love every class I've taken (though I'm a bit iffy about APUSH cause I heard it's pretty hard).
Oh, also I have Indian parents and (particularly a dad) who wants me to go down the "engineering/science" route and you know, make money and be secure and stuff. I mean, I get his point but I don't know how to tell him that I could be interested in something else..that might not be as secure as well.
Any help is appreciated! I know I wrote a lot and this is now basically a diary entry, but I'd love if someone can help ease my distressed mind. Thanks!