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Career Planning

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Whether you're 5, 15, 25, or even 35 the answer to this question can be challenging if you don't know where to begin. The first step is understanding your options and your passions. How can you find the right career that fulfills your passions and pays the bills?

Career Assessment
Career assessments help you align your interests with potential careers and provide all the planning information for course election, education, training, and salary outlook. Learn more.

Career Options
Education and training beyond high school is an important step toward getting the career you've always wanted. It's also become a necessity for nearly 70% of the jobs in the market today. Education and training means anything after high school - and there are a lot of options to choose from.

  • Apprenticeship/Trade Programs/Professional Programs
  • Nine Month Certificate/One Year Diploma
  • Two Year Degree (Associate's Degree)
  • Four Year Degree (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Master or Doctorate Degree
  • Military or Specialized Training

Career Prep in High School
If you don't know yet what you might like to do, don't worry: You don't have to identify a career for life. The important thing is to figure out what you like to do by choosing classes and activities that fit you. This will help you set goals, discover your interests, and a potential future career.

  • Try new activities
  • Take different classes
  • Explore careers through job shadows and internships
  • Choose high school classes and activities that are right for you.
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