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Page Updated 9/27/2015

Choosing a Career...

If you have no idea what career to consider, it might be a good place to start by considering:    *What your interests are.  Many career assessments can help you determine what tasks you enjoy doing and can help you pair the tasks you like to do with careers that allow you to do those tasks.   * What your personality is.  There are other career assessments that can help you determine what your personality traits are and can help you link your personality traits to the careers that people who share your personality traits tend to enjoy.   *What your values and needs are.   *Look at labor trends.  Where are the hottest jobs?  Demand for workers in which fields are predicted to grow in the next 10 years?

Use these links to start your career search:

Top 50 Fastest Growing OccupationsSearch by educational level, From CareerOneStop- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Top 50 Occupations with the Most Job OpeningsSearch by educational level, From CareerOneStop-  US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Top 50 Highest Paying Occupations Search by educational level, From CareerOneStop - US Bureau of Labor Statistics

100 Best Careers for 2015

From US News & World Reports
Green Careers NY

Green Careers Exploration:  Not sure what careers may have gone green?  Need more general career information on green careers in the New York economy?  Get ideas of careers in solar, wind, energy efficiency, biofuels, transportation and the Smart Grid to explore at (since the hyperlinks take you to the expired version of this site)

MyRoad from Collegeboard Personality profile, explore majors, detailed information about careers, college searches.  Available to juniors who took the PSAT in October
Collegeboard Career Search Collegeboard's career and major central:  provides profiles of over 600 different careers
CareerOneStop from US Dept of Labor Emerging industries, hottest careers, watch career videos
FDRHPO Job Shadowing Programs Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization offers opportunities for students to explore careers in health care by participating in job shadowing experiences.  Link to application and more information

A free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students
LifeWorks from National Institute of Health Over 128 careers in health & medical sciences.  Read interviews real people working in each career
Career One Stop Career One Stop from the US Department of Labor.  Explore salary and benefits for a variety of careers by region
O*Net Online from US Dept of Labor Detailed information of over 1200 occupations, can search by skills required
Occupational Outlook Handbook OnLine from US Dept of Labor Find nature of work, conditions, employment opportunities,, earnings, job outlook & links

My Health Career

(From Northern Area Health Education Center)

For students of Northern New York interested in careers in the area of health care- Offers a career self-assessment, health care career exploration and links to local career exploration programs such as job shadowing opportunities.
NY Career Zone from the NYS Dept of Labor Find your 3-letter Holland code to explore careers that match your interests
PLAN Program's World of Work Map 10th graders:  Use the interest inventory results of your PLAN test to further explore occupations that match your RIASEC interests
Mapping Your Future Assess your skills & interests, develop a career plan, research careers
Today's MilitaryFind out about the career opportunities in all branches of the US military
NY Manufacturing Careers List of Online Resources
From the Jefferson County Economic Development
S.T.E.M. Jobs
Take the STEM quiz to find what what careers you may be interested in.  Explore several career areas in the STEM fields


Education Pays.....

This chart shows earnings by educational level- a higher level of education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates


For Sophomore PLAN Test Review and Career Planning Presentation

Holland RIASEC Model Descriptions                          

Factors in the College Admissions Process

Factors in the Admissions Process - NACAC Report

SUNY College Admissions Requirements

Educational Degrees Explained
















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