Career Assessment

What do you want to do for a living?
Sometimes we need some help when answering this question.  Let's face it how do we know what we want to do for a living if we have not explored careers?  How can you explore a career when you don't even work, you ask?  Well there lots of ways to explore, we make decisions based on what we like and what we don't like.  Everything we do can give us clues to a possible career choice.

CAREER ASSESSMENT
Go to My Next Move to research careers in three different ways - By Keywords, By Industry, and an Interest Assessment.  
If you don't have a clue what type of career you want to explore or study you would complete an Interest Assessment. 

CAREER ARTICLES
Best Paying Jobs of the Future 24/7 Wall St: If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn’t you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well above the national average. Almost without exception, these occupations will be in highest demand because of changes in the nation’s population and in the way the country’s businesses operate.
  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Accountants and Auditors 
  3. Management Analysts 
  4. Computer Applications Software Engineers 
  5. Physicians and Surgeons 
  6. Computer Systems Analysts 
  7. Market Research Analysts 
  8. Civil Engineers 
  9. Dental Hygienists 
  10. Personal Financial Advisors

JOB OUTLOOK
Fastest Growing Occupations 2008 – 2018 You should always research your career outlook.  A career outlook will tell you whether your career will increase in employment by the time you finish your education.  You do not want to be trained in a career that will be obsolete. 
To look up your career outlook go to The Occupational Outlook Handbook online and look for your career within the career cluster

GREEN JOBS
The Green Career Information staff within the Employment Projections program produces career information on green jobs. The information available for occupations includes: wages, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and necessary education, training, and credentials. New articles will be added periodically.

Career and Technology Programs - PGCPS offeres Career and Technical Education (CTE) which enables students to acquire the academic, technical, and life skills to make a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or career opportunities. It is an integral component of Prince George’s County Public School’s Bridge to Excellence Master Plan that every student graduates college and career ready.  Visit the county website for more information and programs curriculum.  Career and Technology Programs

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