Career Exploration

High school is time to learn about your strengths, talents and interests while exploring classroom and extracurricular opportunities. Check out these resources to help you in your career decision process!

Academic and Career Planning (ACP): All Wisconsin public school students in grades 6-12 are developing Academic and Career Plans guided by parents, teachers and counselors. This plan is a step-by-step process that leads students through a series of tasks that provide direction towards career decisions. Wausau West students will participate in ACP activities through Homerooms, classes and presentations. View our introductory video to learn more!

Career Cruising: Visit Career Cruising by going to the Wausau West website, selecting "Students" at the top of the page, followed by selecting "Career Cruising". You will be asked to sign into Google and your Google sign in also signs you into Career Cruising! Take a career assessment, learn about career options and save items to your ACP portfolio.

Career One Stop: Watch videos that show you various career paths.

O*Net: Find detailed descriptions of occupations. The content is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Dept. of Labor/Employment and Training.

State of Opportunity: The Wausau Daily Herald in conjunction with Gannett Wisconsin Media has a nine-month series focusing on state, regional and local jobs and industries. Students can learn about post-secondary education, discover career opportunities, and watch videos about local industry leaders.

Wausau West Career Planning & Course Registration Handbook: Use your Wausau West Career Planning & Course Registration Handbook to learn more about the specific courses that we offer that align with your career interests. The Career Clusters pages are great resources for careers in each cluster and courses and extracurricular activities that are recommended for students interested in each career pathway.

Wisconsin Health Careers: Learn about health careers, what types of classes to consider taking, and the employment projections for Wisconsin.