Searching for Careers and Colleges
"Follow your heart!" is often heard when asking others how they choose their future. While we respect this notion, we use a highly- recommended suite of assessments to provide students with the personal insight that will help them confidently leverage their strengths, plan an educational path, and set career goals. We caution students to remember that the great majority of us change our major after we begin college.
There is a whole new game with the Internet. There are sites where you can spend most of a day researching careers, industries, occupations, and job families. There is a good chance that you will come away with great ideas of studies you want to pursue as a major in college or at a vocational school. Our students also consider the military with its incredible set of careers, free tuition offers, and a lifetime pension. We use O Net Online as our database of choice and I briefly described it below.
Determining the actual educational path using the student's career goals, school performance and personality usually requires research and consideration of several factors. Cost, location, and perhaps family history all play a role. On-site visits are highly recommended and some of these involve family while others are left to the student. Incredibly, no two students are ever the same so this becomes a very personal experience.
AT A GLANCE
for these searches. Opening the page for the actual occupation provides an amazing amount of detail.
Select a Career Cluster
Choosing Health Services and the option, Therapudic Services, gives us a list beginning with:
Acute Care Nurses
Select an Industry
Choosing Healthcare and Social Assistance gives us a list of occupations within this industry by the percentage of employment. This list is just the occupations that are 97 to 98% employed:
Select Job Zone 4
Selecting Job Zone 4 reveals a list of 100 occupations requiring college credentials. Each occupation is described in extensive detail. Here's the beginning of the B list: