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Deciding what sort of career you think you’d like to have can be a little overwhelming – after all, there’s a lot to consider when planning out the roadmap to your future job. What are your interests? Do they align with your skills? And what do you value in a workplace and employer? The answers are different for everyone. Below is a list of resources you can use to help you navigate possible career paths and the skills it takes to get there. Contact your assigned school counselor with questions.

ACT Profile offers free college and career planning self-assessments that help pinpoint your unique interests, values, and skills. Based on your answers, personalized results are then populated onto interactive career and college major maps.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the government’s official career site, offering careering information on a wide range of vocations.

Career Interest Game

Match your interests and skills with potential careers and learn more about each option.

Career One Stop Shop

As the name implies, this is one-stop shop for career exploration, training, and jobs.

This is a free website where you can see how your accomplishments and interests match with colleges. Colleges can then contact you through a private, secure messaging center.

Mapping Your Future

This is a resource on career, college, financial aid, and money management.


O*Net Online is a tool for career exploration and job analysis.