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There are hundreds of different jobs out in the work world; ones that you've heard of and many that you don't even know exist. So, how do you figure out which careers will be good for you? Once you know your interest areas, you can begin exploring all of the different jobs available and gathering information about training and skills required, work conditions, and pay ranges. Don't feel trapped by the occupations suggested by the career quizzes you took. While the recommended professions may appeal to you, feel free to explore other occupations that you think may be interesting. You will also want to ask your counselor about any career exploration software your school may have, including the Career Information System (CIS), Career Trek, and Job Works.

Occupational Outlook Handbook -
  • Revised every two years
  • Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations
OLMIS Educational Information Center -
  • Instructional program descriptions
  • Listing of information about the schools that offer each program
  • Occupations that completers of the training programs qualify -
  • The Career Browser provides information about the nature of the work, working conditions, related occupations, training required, job outlook, and earnings for careers
Military Careers -
  • Search and get details on 152 enlisted and officer occupations
  • Describes the training, advancement, and educational opportunities
  • Discusses Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
O*NET Online -
  • Searches allow you to find occupations that use your skills and occupations related to one that you select
  • Explore characteristics of the worker, requirements, skills, knowledge, interests, and activities of a selected occupation