Career Advice for Middle School and High School Students
Are you wondering, "What will I do when I grow up? What subjects will I study in high school? College? What kind of work will I do?"
Career Key can help you. We have a valid (accurate) career test for students and lots of free career advice articles and downloads. It's a good time for you to explore... to learn about jobs and school options. And, it can be fun and interesting!
In middle and high school, things start to get serious. You choose classes and colleges that form the foundation for future career and education decisions. But don't worry about making one career choice – you will make many throughout your life.
First, set yourself up for lifelong success with a good foundation. If you learn more about your interests, do a little planning, and learn how to make good decisions, it can make a big difference in opening up better jobs, higher salaries, and make you more of a "free agent" in the workplace. I recommend:
“Match Up! encourages a learner–centered interaction between understanding one's key personality types and occupational and training information… [It] will be of great use to students and counselors who need to provide a list of options related to personality in a quick manner... It is a great resource that provides solid information necessary for making effective career decisions.” Read more.
Debra Osborn, Ph.D.
National Career Development Association
- How to choose a career ;
- Career Key's career assessment: it helps you match your personality and interests to careers, along with career information about each job that interests you.
- How to choose a college major or training program;
- Tips for how to find a college and be a smart education consumer;
- Our free eBook to help you start planning what you want to study after high school,"Choosing a College Major Based on Your Personality";
- How to choose a career cluster, career field, or career pathway;
- Being job and work skill smart; and
- Making good decisions.
Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC
President, Career Key