Career Planning

careers

Exploring Career Interests

If you are not sure what career you want to pursue, there are various tools to help you decide. You can start with making lists of your likes and dislikes and asking a parent/guardian, teacher, or guidance counselor for help. There also a number of websites that can help you such as My College QuickStart, MyRoad, or BigFuture.

BigFuture is a website full of college and career information. You can explore career options by first figuring out what you like to do. Create your road map by using their website at: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers.

My College QuickStart is available to you if you have taken the PSAT*. This online tool can assist you with college planning, college majors, SAT test preparation, and career guidance. See your high school counselor for more information. To access My College QuickStart, visit:

www.collegeboard.com/quickstart

This interactive website includes:

  • Major and career profiles
  • Firsthand stories from students and professionals
  • A personality test
  • Explore Majors on MyRoad™
  • Get the big picture
  • Focus on specific topics
  • Hear from students in the field
  • Read about college preparation
  • Learn about college study
  • Connect to related careers

Unsure of your interests? That’s no problem. There are many tools and resources available to research and find information on many career options. Try exploring the following sites:

O*Net: https://www.onetonline.org/

Bureau of Labor Statistics/Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Health Care Careers in Nevada

The health care industry is the faster growing industry and is projected to accelerate its growth in the next 20 years. There are many fields within the health care industry, for example, imaging, research, hospital administration, and of course nursing to name a few. If you are interested in knowing more about this area, a great site to explore is Healthcare Pathways:

https://www.healthcarepathway.com/

For more information about education and careers in the health services industry in Northern Nevada visit High Sierra AHEC’s website:

https://www.highsierraahec.org/

Nevada STEM Pipeline

The Nevada STEM Pipeline has been developed as a resource to engage students, teachers, parents, and the community in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. We are here to help students interested in pursuing college degrees with the overarching goal of strengthening our future workforce and economic development in the state.

http://nvstempipeline.org/

Another STEM resource in Nevada is STEMHub. On this site you can complete a quiz that will help match your interests to STEM careers:

https://www.stemhub.nv.gov/quiz-section