Advice for a high school student

I’m currently an 11th grader in America. I’m thinking of pursuing a career in optometry and if I can’t due to money or lack of commitment or lack of anything I’d like to go for a optometry tech or something of the sorts.

What are the pros and cons on going into the optometry field and don’t sugar coat it. Get me the bad and the good.

Schooling: what classes would you recommend, what should I major in, what I should expect. How hard was is? How rigorous is it? Did you really contemplate leaving due to X reasons?

Please think of anything you think of. I know I have college to think of. But something tells me Id like this. And if not, what kind of degree gives me freedom to continue something in medicine if it turns out i don’t enjoy optometry.

Thank you!

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