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Careers

Careers

In order to determine what career is best for you, it’s important for you to spend time evaluating your skills, interests and work values.  There are thousands of careers available to people, and you need to find the one that is right for you.  Although you are still in high school, it’s not too early to be thinking about a career.  This will help guide you when deciding on a college.

Even after completing some self-assessments, it’s perfectly normal if you are not completely decided on a career.  At least you have ruled out some career fields that you don’t want to pursue and perhaps have a general idea of what types of careers sound appealing.  Remember that the career you decide on now doesn’t have to be your life-long career.  The average person switches jobs 10-15 times throughout his/her career!

 

Students are welcome to meet with the College & Career Advisor, Ms. Cranmer, in the College & Career Center to discuss steps to guide them through self-analysis, career exploration, and educational goal setting. This is achieved through:

  • One-on-one student appointments
  • Job shadowing with professionals in the community
  • Resume reviewing and discussing interviewing
  • Attending Career Meet-Ups at Access Period throughout the school year
  • Summer opportunities exploring careers in engineering, business, health care, computer science, and more.

 

If you would like assistance understanding your self-assessment results, please stop by the College and Career Center.

 

SELF ASSESSMENTS

Personality:

“Do What You Are” inventory in Naviance Family Connection

http://www.keirsey.com/sorter/register.aspx

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Skills:

http://www.onetonline.org/skills/

Interests:

“Career Interest Profiler” in Naviance Family Connection

http://www.cacareerzone.org/ip/

https://www.phoenix.edu/career-services/discover-your-interests.html

Work Values:

http://www.cacareerzone.org/wip/

 

DECIDING ON A MAJOR

This useful website will help students connect majors and careers: What Can I Do With This Major?

 

 

              

Internet Resources

America's Career InfoNet
Gives information on wage trends, occupational availability trends, and job skills for any occupation.

Career Builder
Giant database of career and job opportunities.

College Board Career Browser
Browse specific jobs and learn about working conditions, job forecasts, related professions, and what can you be doing right now to reach your goals.

MyMajors.com
Have you decided that you want to go to college but don't know what you want to major in? If you aren't sure, MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior or college freshman with your interests and achievements might do well in.

Naviance Family Connection
Helps students and families explore college and career options.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationally recognized source of career information administered by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

O*NET Online
Nation's primary source of occupation information, administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

Princeton Review's Career Page
Discover, research, and plan for career success.