Career Planning Resources

Step 1: Reflect and Discover

Discover Your Interests and Aptitudes

  • Naviance - try the StrengthsExplorer, Career Interest Profiler, & Cluster Finder
  • Kiersey.com - try the Kiersey Temperament Sorter, a personality test
  • O*Net - helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
  • MAPP Test - you will get a wealth of information to help find the right career that matches your unique assessment profile.
  • ASVAB Career Exploration Program - this test assesses your aptitudes and interests and is offered at LHS each fall.
  • Big Future - match your interests with careers

Explore Your Areas of Interest through Classes

Other Ways to Explore

Step 2: Research Careers and Earnings Potential

What will you need to make to support your lifestyle? Try the Reality Check to get an idea!

Learn more about specific careers using Naviance's Explore Careers & Clusters tool

Find out more about job descriptions, outlook, earnings potential, and education requirements using:

Consider:

  • What will a certificate earn you? An associate's degree? A bachelor's degree? A graduate degree?
  • Are there job openings in this field?
  • Are there other related jobs that are more secure?

Step 3: Determine an Educational Path

Research which institutions will offer a path to your career. Do you need to go to a technical or trade school? Community college? Four-year institution? Graduate school? Where should you start?