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Help in Finding Your Career

Achieve Texas

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Texas' new Career Education site with resources, such as Programs Of Study:

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www.achievetexas.org/POS_Covers.htm

You can get material for students at this site, including the Achieve Texas College and Careers Planning Guide.  The Resource button on the main pages has a lot of great sources of additional informational websites.


Career Reality Check

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www.cdr.state.tx.us/RealityCheck/

      If you think you can "wing it" for a career, you may be disappointed.  This is a cool site that talks turkey about how much it can cost to live the life you want and what it will take to do it.

Occupational  Outlook Handbook

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www.bls.gov/oco/

   The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.  It helps to find a career field that you enjoy and will be hiring when you are ready to get that first big job.  You will find this kind of information for each job type:

  • training and education needed
  • earnings
  • job prospects
  • what workers do
  • working conditions

My Future

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myfuture.com 

      This site is another site that points out the cost of living after high school and gives tips and advice in addition to joining the military.  It has personality tests, advice on resumes, interviewing for jobs, cover letters etc.  

Careers Coloring Book

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www.teachnet.com/graphics/coloringbook.pdf

     This is the latest edition of the 28-page PDF geared for elementary school students.  It is hard to start too young to begin getting students to be thinking about their future.

Life Works - Health Science Careers

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www.science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks

     The National Institute of Health's Office of Science Education has built a great site to explore health and science careers.  There are interviews, information about salaries, job duties, and educational requirements, photos and descriptions of job duties. 
 
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