With at least two-thirds of all new jobs requiring a college degree or training beyond high school, it’s more important than ever that you understand your options. And with tuition costs rising, you should explore careers and know what you want to study before you enter college.
Degree options and types of colleges
Read about types of degrees and other options after high school, such as the military or apprenticeships. You can also learn about different types of colleges.
Your skills and interests
Take a career interest inventory to see which careers are a good fit for you, or read about our other resources to match careers to your skills and interests.
What does a graphic designer do all day long? How about a nurse, farmer or veterinarian? Search careers with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ A-Z List of Careers, or search by school subjects you like.
If you’re in high school, you may want to dig deeper with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. This online resource lets you search by career (like graphic designer) or by occupational field (like farming) to see up-to-date career profiles. Learn about the training and education needed, earnings, current job prospects, what workers do on the job and work conditions.