So I am a junior in high school, and have recently been thinking about what I want to do for the rest of my life! Horses are the one thing in my life that I can imagine having a career around, so I have been researching different career paths with horses. I’m not completely sure what I want to do career wise with horses, whether it be training, or an office job in a horsey business or marketing job. I always figured I would earn a degree in equine studies or equine business. But, after reading numerous forums, it seems as though many with these degrees ultimately regret getting them, and feel they limited themselves in getting an equine specific degree.
I know that college is going to put me debt, and that is not something I want to carry around for the rest of my life. when I am older, I want to get married, have a family, and not have work be my entire life. I goes my question is, is this possible? Are there jobs that aren’t life consuming, with steady income, that allow me to incorporate my favorite thing in the world? I know too many horse people who live paycheck to paycheck, and whose jobs are all they do.
I guess I’m just worried because even though I know I want to have a job that involves horses, I don’t have a specific idea, spending time a money on a degree that would get me no where scares me…
-What jobs are out there that don’t necesarrily involve hands on work with horses, but would allow me to be in a horse related business (what i mean by business is a “horsey” company, such as Smartpak)?
- If I wanted to do something related to equine business, is getting an equine business management/ equine studies degree a waste, as compared to a normal business degree?
Sorry that this is so long, I’m just trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life and it is a lot harder than I thought!:sadsmile: