CAREER PLANNING

 

WHAT CAREER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

Who Do You Want To Be?
Not sure what career is right for you? Take this quick and easy quiz and learn which careers match well with your personality and interests.
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My Next Move:
Take a look at careers in many different industries! If you aren’t sure what career is right for you, just enter information about your interests and discover what matches. The site provides approximate salaries, skills and personality traits for each career and then takes you directly to job listings.
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100 Fastest Growing Occupations in Ventura County:
See how ‘what you want to be’ matches with projected job opportunities in the future!
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Careers with the Most Job Openings:
Click on the link and scroll down the page to “Ventura County.” There you can take a look at two different reports: 1) Fastest Growing Occupations, 2) Occupations with Most Job Openings. Also, you will see average wages and how much education and training are required.
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Reach Higher
The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.
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Salary Surfer
As students and their families make important decisions about investing their time and money in pursuing a college education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is making available for the first time comparative information about the earnings of recent graduates who received an award in a specific program area at California community colleges.
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Future Salary:
Already know how much you want to make? Find out what kind of jobs will foot the bill!
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Occupation Direct:
Know what you want to be? This tool will help you assess the earning potential for a career you are considering
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California Occupational Guides:
Find just about everything youmight want to know about any job or career on your list—opportunities, wages, licensing, education and training requirements!
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California Career Planning Guide:
Take the self-interest test at the beginning and discover a wide range of career paths to take from there.
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California Career Zone:
Explore your options after high school by checking out which career, training or education choices you have. You have to register, but it’s really simple—and well worth the time.
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Education Connection:
Overwhelmed by degree options? We’ll help match you with the right school for you. Education Connection has information on hundreds of schools and college programs in a wide variety of career fields.
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My Skills, My Future:
CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration, the place to manage your career, your pathway to career success, tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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California Career Café:
A Virtual Career Center for California Community College Students, the California Career Café Offers Insights and Tools to Help You Identify Your Career Direction.
O*Net Online:
An online personality profiler and career database maintained by the Department of Labor that gives you detailed information about the careers you are considering, including projected salaries, required education, and more.
O*Net Resource Center:
The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors, and is available to the public at no cost.
uPLANit:
uPLANit is a college and career planning website geared for high school students. It is useful for college students and is an awful lot of fun. Not your typical boring career planner. You can even use it to figure out how much it will cost to live in certain locations and maintain certain lifestyles, etc.
Keirsy.com:
Kiersy is a quick and painless “temperament sorter” that analyzes your personality to help you determine what your working style is and in what professional environment you’ll thrive.
MyPlan.com:
MyPlan.com is not just another career planner, but a one-stop shop to help you envision how your college, major and interests all have a role in defining what your future career will be.
College Answer:
A website from Sallie Mae about college that has great links on everything from planning your classes, to repaying your student loans.
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