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Explore Careers

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Find resources to explore your career options and set your career goal.

Exploring different careers and options is an important step. You'll know which career options match your goals. It is helpful to set a career goal and then create an education goal that will match.

Why Should You Explore Careers?

  • You'll find accurate information about your work options and places to work.
  • You'll know what type of education or training you need.
  • You'll learn how and where to apply for jobs.
  • You'll make networking contacts who can help you when you're ready to look for work.
  • You'll learn about trends in the job market that can affect your career planning.

Career Exploration Checklist

The activities below are ways to explore careers. Try some or all of the activities to help create your ultimate career goal.

Use this printable Explore Careers Checklist (90KB, .pdf) to track your progress.