Types of Careers

There Are Many Careers To Choose From. Which One Is Right For You?

There Are Many Careers To Choose From. Which One Is Right For You?

One of the most challenging questions that at some point we all must ask ourselves is which type of career is right for me? For a lucky few the answer to this question was decided very early when they were exposed to exactly "what they wanted to be when they grow up". But for most of us, the process of career selection started during our high school years, when we began to discover our passions, met with guidance counselors, were exposed to career possibilities, attained a first job, or had to decide on a college or university major. Oftentimes, career selection doesn't end after obtaining a college or university degree. More frequently, this is the most earnest stage of the career selection process as new graduates start to enter the workforce and explore different career opportunities.

How to Think About Your Career Choice

Certainly, the task of choosing a career can be assessed across a multitude of dimensions and the answers can be just as plentiful. Moreover, each career field has its own unique set education, experience, skills, and personality characteristic requirements. Career selection should be a thoughtful process because many career fields require very high initial investments of money, time, and training.

Exploring Different Types of Careers

But how do you know which career field you're more qualified to excel in without exposure to the amount of possible career options available? To help you answer this question, we've created detailed profiles for various vocational options to help you obtain a better understanding of key characteristics of major careers.

For each occupation, you'll find a brief description of the roles and responsibilities of the career being examined. Additionally, we've provided the latest job market, education and salary information data to further guide your selection of a profession. As you progress through your research, check out some of the current jobs available within the career option to get a better idea of what types of candidates are desirable to employers.

Get started by selecting a career profile link from the right.

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