Why you Need a Career Plan before College and How to do So Part 2

Career Counseling Tutorial

Why you Need a Career Plan before College and How to do So Part 2


This is part two of the tutorial on career planning. This part deals with studying.

Sample Problem

Use the following information to answer the question below.


If you have any career options in mind now, you must study them to know if they are right for you. First of all, write a list of the careers you may ever consider doing (remember: this is not a commitment). Afterwards, study the education level needed, average salary, and unemployment rate of these careers and write them down. The level of education needed may vary by state; so, be sure to keep that in mind. Here is a website that you can search average job salaries: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Country=United_States/Salary
Once you have all this information, toss out the jobs that you now see as unacceptable. Your list should be considerably shorter and now you can move on to further study. A useful way to find which career you might like is to go on


http://www.careerbuilder.com/, or http://www.monster.com/.

All you have to do is simply type the career in the search bar and then you should get results all over the United States. Then, click on the jobs and read what their requirements and job descriptions are. This will tell you exactly what the employers are looking for when hiring for that job and also exactly what you need to do in order to get that job. These tools should narrow down your list and help you understand exactly how to prepare for specific career paths.

Why should you visit employment websites before selecting your career?


Employment websites provide a practical understanding of your career options by telling you what employers are looking for within your field.

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