College and Career

It's NEVER too early to start planning for college and thinking about possible career paths!  The hardest part seems to be finding where to start.

Check out this website for information on careers, colleges, financial planning, workforce stats, etc.

Also, don't forget... our Career Coach from WSCC is on campus every Wednesday!


O*NETO*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Occupational Outlook Handbook - For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
      • the training and education needed
      • earnings
      • expected job prospects
      • what workers do on the job
      • working conditions




    College Visit Days
    Most colleges offer special preview days for prospective students and parents.  Many of these special days are offered on Saturdays to prevent school conflicts.  Any student/parent who wishes to visit a college campus should call the prospective college admissions office to set up an appointment.  If the student is absent from school, he/she will be required to bring in a letter or other proof from the college stating that he/she was on campus that day in order to count the day as a college visit day.  Each WPHS high school Senior will be allowed 2 excused college visit days during the senior year.  

 

Forbes' list of the 15 most value majors: 

No. 1: Biomedical Engineering

Starting Median Pay: $53,800
Mid-Career Median Pay: $97,800
Growth In Pay: 82%
Projected Job Growth: 61.7%

No. 2: Biochemistry

Starting Median Pay: $41,700
Mid-Career Median Pay: $84,700
Growth In Pay: 103% 
Projected Job Growth: 30.8%

No. 3: Computer Science

Starting Median Pay: $56,600
Mid-Career Median Pay: $97,900
Growth In Pay: 73%
Projected Job Growth: 24.6%

No. 4: Software Engineering

Starting Median Pay: $54,900
Mid-Career Median Pay: $87,800
Growth In Pay: 60%
Projected Job Growth: 24.6%

No. 5: Environmental Engineering

Starting Median Pay: $51,700
Mid-Career Median Pay: $88,600
Growth In Pay: 71%
Projected Job Growth: 21.9%

No. 6: Civil Engineering

Starting Median Pay: $53,100
Mid-Career Median Pay: $90,200
Growth In Pay: 70%
Projected Job Growth: 19.4%

No. 7: Geology

Starting Median Pay: $45,300
Mid-Career Median Pay: $83,300
Growth In Pay: 84%
Projected Job Growth: 19.3%

No. 8: Management Information Systems

Starting Median Pay: $51,000
Mid-Career Median Pay: $88,200
Growth In Pay: 73%
Projected Job Growth: 18.1%

No. 9: Petroleum Engineering

Starting Median Pay: $97,900
Mid-Career Median Pay: $155,000
Growth In Pay: 58%
Projected Job Growth: 17%

No. 10: Applied Mathematics

Starting Median Pay: $52,600
Mid-Career Median Pay: $98,600
Growth In Pay: 88%
Projected Job Growth: 16.7%

No. 11: Mathematics

Starting Median Pay: $47,000
Mid-Career Median Pay: $89,900
Growth In Pay: 91%
Projected Job Growth: 16.7%

No. 12: Construction Management

Starting Median Pay: $50,200
Mid-Career Median Pay: $85,200
Growth In Pay: 70%
Projected Job Growth: 16.6%

No. 13: Finance

Starting Median Pay: $46,500
Mid-Career Median Pay: $87,300
Growth In Pay: 88%
Projected Job Growth: 16%

No. 14: Physics

Starting Median Pay: $49,800
Mid-Career Median Pay: $101,000
Growth In Pay: 103%
Projected Job Growth: 14.2%

No. 15: Statistics

Starting Median Pay: $49,000
Mid-Career Median Pay: $93,800
Growth In Pay: 91%
Projected Job Growth: 14.1%

  
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Amanda Yearwood,
Nov 13, 2012, 6:24 AM
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