Choosing a Career Direction
How do I choose a career?
We know—easier said than done. Choosing a career direction to pursue can feel impossible, especially if you have a lot of interests.The first step is to learn more about the career fields that interest you. Research your options, and you might discover great careers that you didn't even know existed.
Vault Career Insider gives you the inside scoop on industries, careers, and professions in over 400 career fields. See how Vault ranks companies in your favorite industries and download helpful career guides to learn more about careers that interest you!
College in Colorado has a Career Planning tab for students that includes short surveys to assess your interests and skills and information to learn about what careers really look like.
The Career Project is a free online database that includes career profiles for thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.
PathwayU can help you by providing assessments that will help you think about what is important to you and explore meaningful career paths.
Glassdoor provides an inside look at jobs and companies. Search millions of job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections.
Internship Predictor is a quick and easy assessment tool from Internships.com. You can evaluate your personal preferences and learn more about how to pursue and secure a great internship.
The Career Cornerstone Center is designed for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Browse interviews with hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own diverse careers.
What about salaries?
Different industries have different salary expectations and norms. Learn more about the average salaries for jobs and career paths that interest you using the resources below.
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