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How Your Interests Can Lead to a Career

Your interests and abilities can get you started on a path that will lead to your career.

What do you like to do?

  • Do you like working with people or working outside? Do certain topics (astronomy, computers, nature) interest you?
  • What are your skills?
  • Do you do best in English or math? Are you a good artist? Are you good at building or fixing things?
  • What kind of lifestyle do you want to have?
  • How much money do you want to make? What kind of work schedule will you want? Do you want to travel? Will you want a career that will allow flexibility if you have a family?

WHAT TO DO:

Explore Different Careers.
These websites can help you point out your interests and skills. Check them out:
www.act.org

www.collegeboard.org

www.careerpathsonline.net

 

Talk to your parents, relatives, friends, and neighbors about their careers.
Get involved. Find volunteer opportunities in the areas that interest you.

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