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This article describes how to begin choosing a career.

Visit these sites to access a variety of information to help you choose a career:

  • New to the workforce? Use to learn more about career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Find careers through keyword search, by browsing industries that employ different types of workers, or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.
  • Explore new career options based on the skills you've used in a past job. With mySkills myFuture you can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs.
  • Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills.
  • Use Washington Career Bridge to find the education and training you need to get the job you want.
  • When you've got a career in mind and are ready to head to school, find out how to pay for it, from grants and scholarships to work study to tax credits. If you've served in the military, you can information on military veterans benefits.
  • Visit Career InfoNet for national wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts and a career resource library.
  • Use Employment & economic info for data and analysis of Washington state's employment conditions, economy, job market and work force.
  • Find out how much you can earn by exploring Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates which provides counts of workers and entry-level, average and experienced-worker wage estimates for more than 800 occupations. Data are displayed statewide, by metropolitan statistical area and for the balance of the state.


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