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Helping Students Find Direction

Step 2: Career Exploration

Gathering information about occupations is an integral part of career development. To narrow down and focus on a career choice it is helpful to find out:

  • Specific job characteristics
  • Work settings
  • Educational requirements
  • Projected employment outlook
  • average salaries

Check out O’Net Online! It is a fast, easy way to learn all of the above about careers

We are talking about your future, make sure you actually want to pursue this path before you lock yourself in.

  • Do your research
  • Take relevant classes to see if you enjoy learning more
  • Volunteer
  • Interview people in the profession
  • Spend time job shadowing
  • Get a part time job or internship