A cynical person (such as I am not) might wonder whether school vocational counselors and career officers and such as ever do much good, or have successfully matched anyone's skill portfolio to an appropriate occupational niche, apart from themselves of course. Also they are slackards. If I had limited myself to vocational counselors as a source of guidance then I would never have found out about "Professional Guinea-pig" as a possible career. Then I would never have met the Frau Doktorin, which would be sad.
Fortunately other sources of information called my attention to the role of model of Mike Lane, Inventions Tester, here shown in the background. A whole career pathway, of testing experimental pharmaceuticals, was available! Note that Professor Dee in the foreground does not closely resemble the Frau Doktorin.
Romantic story is romantic.