Once you have answered these questions, you can begin to develop a plan of action. If you need help getting started, there are many online resources available, such as career assessments or personality quizzes. You can also ask your school counselor for advice.
While it is important, to be honest with yourself?
You do not need to make your self-assessment public information. Once the self-assessment is complete, delete all records of it and don’t display it on any social media sites. Your health career planning should be focused primarily on developing YOU into the best possible candidate for the career path of your choice. It’s fine to ask others for their opinions, but ultimately YOU need to make this decision yourself.
Additionally, you don’t want to share too much information with family and friends because they may not be as objective as you might like. Your parents may try to sway you one way or another because they’re hoping to brag about their doctor, lawyer, or pharmacist son/daughter. Your friends might try to sway you because they think that’s what you want to hear. Ultimately it’s your career and your decision and no one else should influence it unless you ask them for an objective opinion.
Once you have completed your self-assessment, you can use the information to create a plan that will help you achieve your goals. If your scores in any one area are particularly low, it’s best to focus on improving in that area before moving on to another goal. For example, if your weakest subject areas are math and science but you score very high in English and social studies, then try to focus on improving your academic weaknesses first.
Scores in all subjects:
If your scores in all subject areas are low, then you’re going to have to work on improving them all simultaneously. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t focus on one or two more than the others. If math is significantly lower than all other subject areas, then you might want to put extra effort into improving it. On the other hand, if English and history are both low but math is average or higher than the other two then focus your efforts on improving those two areas. There’s no reason to work harder than you have to to pull up the weaker subject areas.