Re: How do you know what career is right for YOU?
... its always a Frustrating dissapointment when something ive wanted to do so badly turns out to be crap....What then?..?
That's very true. However, while you're being educated, you should get a chance to figure some of this out. Paramedics don't just read books; they practice! And, there's adversity in every job, at some point or another. You have to decide what stress works for you, what you're willing to tolerate.
Go in with good motives, too. Becoming a paramedic because you want to help people is fine. Becoming one because you think you're going to save everyone isn't so fine, because there are going to be patients who, despite your best efforts, are going to die.
I work in IT. My job didn't even exist when I was in school. And as for figuring out some things while you're in school, that's advice I wish I had gotten when I was in your position. I went to Law School, it was okay but not spectacular, and to me that should've been a huge red flag that I'd be unhappy practicing law, but I ignored that, and spent 3 years practicing -- and mostly hating -- the law.
I like IT a lot better but there are stresses, usually having more to do with communications or with employment stability than anything else.
Also, be prepared for possible career changes no matter what you study. The world is continually changing and something might open up later that interests you even more. I've done lots of different things in my life and I do not regret that as I think it makes for a more interesting existence. It's amazing that we expect 18- and 21- and 24-year-olds to know what they're going to be doing for the next 50 years, and that they'll be happy at it. Some people are, they get set early and that's that. But the vast majority change. That change is not bad and it's not scary. It's normal.