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College and Career

Choosing a future for yourself can be challenging when there are so many, many possibilities. We would like to simplify this sometimes daunting task with a few tried and true resources. 
step 1
What careers might interest you? 

The following resources can help you match your interests with careers that may suit you the best.

 

Click here to access the Interest Profiler from Californiacolleges.edu.

Click here to access the Career Search Tool from Californiacolleges.edu.

Click here for a free test from 16Personalities.com. 

Click here for a free test from Holland Code Career Test.

step 2
I have an interest in this career. Now what?
Not all careers require degrees from a four-year college or university. Some employers require special certification or an associate's degree, which can be earned from trade schools or community colleges. Check out this distinction in the diagram below:
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What type of education will the career your interested in require?
Click here to view a spreadsheet put together by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that details the type of education requirements needed depending on specific career pathways. 
 
Military
Enlisting in the military may assist you with the financial responsibilities of college while also achieving hands-on experience and a rewarding career. Click on the branches listed below to view their websites:
 
Click here to check out "10 Tips for Visiting the Recruiting Office" by Military.com. 
 
What is the ASVAB?
If you are serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test. Your ASVAB scores determine what jobs you will qualify for in the military. Click here to learn more. 
 
step3
Research the best education for the career you want that also fits within your financial budget. Contact your counselors to go over your options and look into scholarships that can help you achieve your goals.

 

Research Tools: 

CaliforniaColleges.edu provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college and career paths and enables educators to track their progress. Click here to learn more.


Walk through each step of the college application process with additional resources from Californiacolleges.edu. Click here to learn more.