Below are two paragraphs from the most recent book I finished. It makes two excellent points that all students should be aware of as they become adults and begin to make their own choices. If you are going to go to university and potentially pay thousands of dollars for an education, be aware of the potential competition you face from around the world.
If I were heading into the real world as an 18 year old, I would certainly be looking at fields like computer programming, medicine, and finance knowing what I know now as an adult. These fields have large opportunities to be your own employer while simultaneously making good money. Creating your own job will be of more and more value in the future. It will also provide more and more stability as being an employee becomes less and less stable due to technology and globalization.
How do your future aspirations and goals fit into the picture painted below?