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Selecting a Career

Identifying the Right Career

Use these resources if you need help identifying a career that is ideal for you. Take several inventories and review your results. Do any common themes emerge?
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Get My Future
Geared toward young adults, this site can help you make plans for college and career and covers the basics on how to make that happen.
My Next Move
If you don’t know what career you’d like to pursue, this site will take your answers to questions about your interests and match them to potential career fields.
Skills Matcher
Rate your existing skills on a sliding scale and see how they relate to potential careers.  Combine this result with your interest and personality results and see what you find out.
Virginia Education Wizard
This is the recommended place to begin identifying majors and careers based on your interests, skills, and values.
Career Test
This link directs you to a quick Career Test in which you identify types of work you would like to do and work you would not like to do based on your personality. 

Exploring Career Fields

My Next Move
Input key words do or browse careers by industry.  View job outlook, typical job duties, as well as typical salary.
My Skills My Future
Indicate a job you have had in the past or a career that interests you and it will suggest possible matches for you. It also links to job openings in those fields.
Explore careers based on keyword, industry, or job title. This comprehensive site is a great way to research details of tasks, knowledge and skills needed to pursue each career.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

View videos from hundreds of career fields to help you learn more about various industries and careers.  Search by major, industry, or job title to learn more.
Review the type of education and experience you need for your dream career. 
View comprehensive information about expected job growth industries and detailed occupational data by regional areas in Virginia.  Check out the Top 5 in-demand occupations on the first page. Select “Career Search,” to see detailed information about specific careers.