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Thank you for your important question.
May Allah, Most High, reward you for your desire to increase in knowledge.
Choice fatigue is a normal part of life that is a result of having multiple options. We should be grateful to Allah, Most High, for the ability to choose a line of work that suits us best.
Our advice is that you should not allow this choice to be a stress in your life but rather see it as a great opportunity. Either choice you take will; God Willing will lead you to a good career.
The simple way to choose a career is to first chart out what your interests are. Then, select a few of those options to pursue seriously. Once you have limited the choices, you should seek the counsel of Allah, Most High, and the counsel of anyone you trust or those who are working in the field(s) you are interested in.
Seeking the counsel of Allah, Most High, is done by praying the prayer of seeking guidance along with reflecting over which career will lead you to please your Creator the most.
Wherever you end up, know that it was destined for you and that there is no problem with changing careers if need be. At the end of the day, this is all a worldly matter. The true matter is one of the hereafter.
Be sure to pick a career that will allow you to balance between your Religious practice and workload.
Please see The Prayer of Seeking Guidance.
If you still find yourself feeling confused, be sure to consult local scholars.
And Allah alone knows best,
[Ustadh] Omar Popal
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani