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Career Exploration and Career Research

On this page, you’ll find resources that you can use (at any time!) to explore and research careers.  Linked here are websites that can help you explore your interests, learn more about occupations, and inspire you to take the next step in your journey.



Career Cruising

Career Cruising

Students can use their unique usernames and passwords to sign in to this all-in-one career exploration platform.  This site includes information about various careers clusters and occupations (job description, working conditions, earnings, education, sample career path, related careers, and interviews with professionals who work in each role), an interest inventory, and even resources for military careers and higher education.  See Mrs. Sheer for your username and password and start cruising!



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BLS The Occupational Outlook Handbook

This site is a “one-stop-shop” for researching different career fields and occupations.  It is maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the United States Department of Labor, and is full of up-to-date information.  Check out this site to learn these specifics about specific occupations:

  •  Occupation summary
  •  Job responsibilities
  •  Work environment
  •  Paths to obtaining the occupation (education required, etc.)
  •  Pay
  •  Job outlook
  • Specific state and area data
  • Related occupations, and more!




O*NET OnLine

Like the Occupational Outlook Handbook (above), this site offers career information informed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the United States Department of Labor.  Check out this site to learn about specific occupations, career clusters, and how your interests might align with various occupations.  This site also offers a free interest inventory, called the O*NET Interest Profiler.  This is a great tool for students who don’t know where to start in their career exploration.  It can help you discover your interests and how your interests relate to the world of work.  The profiler asks a series of questions (that you answer on a five-point scale ranging from “Strongly Dislike” to “Strongly Like”) and determines your unique Interest Code (in just a few minutes!). Based on your answers and your Interest Code, the profiler provides a list of suggested careers that might be worth further research.


Check out the free interest inventory here.

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You can adjust your results by modifying the “Job Zone” (i.e., level of education/training needed).



Ag Explorer, find your future in agriculture

Ag Explorer

Want a sustainable career?  Check out a career in Agriculture.  It includes a lot more than you think!