This is perhaps the most-asked question of high school students. It’s okay if you don’t know! WJCC Schools hopes that by exploring the links under Career Exploration, High School Planning, and Post-High School Planning, your dreams and aspirations will become clearer, as well as the steps to get there.
Before you can determine what career you want to pursue, you need to discover who you are. One way to do that is through skill and interest assessments. Researching careers, including the education needed, position duties, job outlook, etc. can also help you in that decision.
There are many different paths you can take after you finish high school. To help you in your decision-making, take a look at information on 2-and 4-year colleges, scholarships and financial aid, gap year, military, certifications and training opportunities, and entering the workforce.
Now is the perfect time to explore career interests through high school classes, college classes (whether dual enrollment or early college), clubs, extracurricular activities, and career connections (part-time jobs, internships, job shadows, etc.).