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High school is not too early to begin preparing for a career in ergonomics. You should follow a broad college-preparatory curriculum with a concentration in the sciences. Courses in the life and physical sciences (biology, anatomy, health, and physics) will be particularly helpful, as will classes in research methods, writing and speech, mathematics, and computer science. Business courses will also help you learn more about the business world and the opportunities available for ergonomists. Any classes that broaden your knowledge of people and how they work, and those that sharpen your skills in communication will be very important. Knowledge of modern foreign languages may also increase opportunities as global, multicultural economies are developing rapidly.