High School Career Center: Additional Career Exploration Sites

This section links you to a wide variety of career planning sites.

Developing a Career Plan and Career Goals
What do you want to be? With all career possibilities available, how do you make a decision? Once you know what career path you want to follow, how do you get there?

Read more:
http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning/careerpl.htm
http://www.adventuresineducation.org/highschool/hs_goal.cfm
http://www.boe.ca.gov/exams/workingyourwayup/career.htm
http://www.career.cornell.edu/exploration/goals/default.html

Making Career Decisions
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/administration/careers/students/decisions/
Some of our member institutions have great career exploration sites. The following links provide insight for students who are not sure about their future career decisions.

Discover Careers That Fit You
http://icpac.indiana.edu/infoseries/is-50.html
Welcome to the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC) Web site for career, education and financial aid information.

Education and Earning Potential
These sites can help you better understand the correlation between education level and earning potential.

http://www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/ccdocs/instres/item5.htm
http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/earnings/earnings.html

Math and Science Careers
http://online.onetcenter.org/gen_search_page
There are thousands of math and science-related careers. To learn about careers, simply click on this link and go to the section entitled By Job Family or All Occupations. To help categorize jobs, they are typically placed in "families". Go to the career family that interests you. For example, if interested in becoming an engineer, you would click the Architecture and Engineering section. In this section, you would find a list of all possible careers in this area as well as detailed descriptions about the career.

What Can I Do With This Career?

http://beloit.edu/~facs/majors/default.html
A convenient Web site that helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, choose "Information" to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose "Links" to find a list of Web sites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.

Figuring Out Career Choices

http://www.careerkey.org/english/
The Career Key is a free service to help you with career choices, career changes, and career planning, job search, and choosing a college major or training program

Career Industries
https://studentaid2.ed.gov/career/list_by_industry.asp
There are thousands of careers! Do you want to learn about education needed for these careers?

Salary Information for an Intended Career
http://www.salary.com/
Are you curious about the salary of an intended career? This site provides you with a general understanding of salaries in your geographic region.

BLS Career Information

http://stats.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_over.htm
BLS Career Information is a place where kids can find information on job opportunities related to the arts, math, science, physical education and outdoors, reading, and social studies. The site also offers resources links to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. (Department of Labor)

 

 
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